The New York State is in crisis! Taxes and unemployment are soaring, businesses that are providing vital jobs are fleeing to other states, and families are moving out of our district because they can no longer afford to live here. Albany's solution to these problems has been to do one thing…RAISE YOUR TAXES. In times like these, we need elected officials who can watch state spending DOLLAR BY DOLLAR to ensure that our tax dollars are spent wisely. Albany needs fiscally responsible leadership, which is why I'm running for the State Senate.
Incumbent Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins has shown no leadership, and worst of all, she has shown she's not hearing the voices of taxpayers. Albany is helplessly lost and she has shown the voters of the 35th District that she can't be part of the solution when she's part of the problem. Sen. Stewart-Cousins and her fellow entrenched politicians are the reasons why our state is in the fiscal calamity that we find ourselves in today.
I have lived in Westchester County almost my entire life and reside in Yonkers with my wife Debbie and our son Ryan Patrick. The 35th Senatorial district is more than just a district, it's my home. For too long, we have not had a strong voice for the people of our district and the time has come for us to finally have one. For more than ten years, I had the honor to serve on the Yonkers City Council. I saw firsthand the issues that affect us all. The state government and the ineffective leadership in Albany have failed to serve the taxpayers they were elected to represent. I want to change that. It's time to stop reckless decision making in Albany. It's time for your voices to be heard.
As a CPA and an attorney, I can tell you we need to carefully scrutinize state legislation and strive towards real tax reform. I know how hard it is to make a dollar and how easy it is for government to spend it. When elected, I will say no to arrogant and unaccountable government and politics as usual. It's time to remove these failed politicians and elect people who understand that high taxes and big government are the problem, not the solution. Albany needs new leadership now!
If you elect me to office, I will bring a strong, new voice for taxpayers in Albany, work to restore the Star Property Tax Relief, correct unfair education funding, find new and creative ways to promote economic development, and bring common-sense tax reform to the people of New York.
It's time to take action to remove these failed incumbents from office. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. It's time we end this insanity by bringing in new leadership that will actually watch government spending DOLLAR BY DOLLAR. We need to take our government back and with your help we can do it together and remake New York into the Empire State where people will be proud to come and live, work and raise a family.