Leading up to this moment, I’ve spent my time in the current role at hand, Common Council President.
I’ve garnered seven years of boots on the ground knowledge of how this city works. I’m running for Mayor to drive the city in a way that I know it can work – creating a better machine for the people.
We are ready for a change, a shift in focus that can finish all the things we’ve started, put downtown back together again, but regain focus on our neighborhoods, on our people, on the sixty-plus thousand residents and business owners who wake up and depend on Utica to function as needed, without surprise.
Utica has always been a community of culture, whether it’s arts, music, car shows, theatre, or trades, this is a city of resilient people who just like to work together. Getting back to the basics of providing the services that end up the fabric of people being successful in their own lives, whether they’ve been here for generations, they’re immigrants, or they’ve recently emigrated here, they’re refugees, or just people who have been transplanted here because of their job, our local government is the backdrop of our shared success as Uticans.