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There's a void in Congress where the voice of the 18th District should be. Where we should be seeing our representative fighting for the people of the lower Hudson Valley, there is only partisan maneuvering and service to insider power. Voting to keep your taxes high to please party leaders, attempting to block measures that are now bringing jobs back to New York, compromising our national security for political expediency: you deserve better than to be pawns in someone's political game.
That is why I am running to be your Congressman.
I've lived my life and made my career in the lower Hudson Valley. I spent 23 years with the New York State Police, from Trooper to Lieutenant Colonel, keeping New Yorkers safe. I served for five years as Chief of Police of the MTA, keeping communities safe and leading the safe evacuation of New York City following the terrorist attacks on 9/11. I've continued my public service to this day as an Orange County Legislator. I have the experience, know-how and community ties to be the Congressman you need, without the Washington baggage.
I ask for your support in making all of our voices heard again in the Capitol. Let me fight for you!