My parents both worked full-time and seized every opportunity America provided to pull our family into the middle class. It’s time to rethink our priorities and make American success stories, like my own, attainable for all families in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. That is my mission.
Like many people in the Hudson Valley, I am deeply concerned about what is going on in Washington. We must ensure that our political leaders stand for truth, care deeply about what is just and fair for all people, and have the work ethic and know how to tackle big issues.
I know what it is like to climb into the middle class. I grew up in a home with two full-time working parents. My parents worked for General Electric in Schenectady for over a decade and recently retired as civil servants from the great State of New York. They taught me the value of hard work, public service and giving back to the community.
My wife, Lacey, a native of Woodstock, also comes from a family of hard workers. Both of her parents are small business owners in Ulster County.
Lacey and I have been blessed with two beautiful children, a great education and professional success. We were raised to believe that with success comes responsibility. Here in the Hudson Valley, the American Dream should be an attainable dream. I want the communities that raised us to no longer feel abandoned by the folks we send to DC. Now, more than ever, we need to fight for our values and the American dream.
For this reason, I am exploring running for New York’s 19th Congressional District. I appreciate all the support and encouragement I have received from many of you. I will be spending the next few weeks determining our ability to build a grassroots network and raise the necessary funds it will take to execute a campaign that the people of the Hudson Valley region deserve.