The high cost of living, working and raising a family in New York State is forcing thousands of New Yorkers to flee to more affordable parts of the country.

I will bring a fresh perspective and fight every single day as your Senator to make Westchester a safe and affordable place where opportunities abound for all Westchester families. Below is a small sample of some of the ideas I have. If you want to know more please call or email!


In Westchester, our property taxes are among the highest in the country. There are things we can do in state government that will directly affect your property taxes:

When elected, I will fight to:

  • CHANGE the school aid formula so Westchester gets its fair share. Right now we get the LOWEST per student school aid in the state.

  • MOVE Medicaid back to the state level from the county level. New York is one of the few states that pays for a portion of Medicaid at the county level.

  • MAKE the property tax cap permanent. It has saved taxpayers $23 billion since 2012.

  • INSTITUTE a tax cap on the state budget.

  • STOP the corruption tax by strengthening and enforcing ethics laws and requiring conflict of interest statements for every Legislator and State contract. This was my first official act when I joined the Rye City Council in June 2012 after a corruption scandal.



Countless studies highlight the fact that New York has one of the worst business climates in the nation. We must create a more hospitable environment for small and medium sized businesses, as they are the backbone of our economy and create the jobs our citizens need to thrive.

When elected, I will fight to:

  • PROHIBIT state agencies from fining small businesses for first violations unless public health or safety is jeopardized.

  • STREAMLINE occupational licensing and the permitting process for opening new businesses and growing existing businesses.

  • EXPAND Career and Technical Education (CTE) high schools beyond New York City to offer pathways to career success for those who may not be interested in a four-year college.

  • ADVOCATE on behalf of families and service providers in the OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) system to make sure new procedures provide more access, more services and more reimbursement not less.

  • EXPAND education and job opportunities for developmentally disabled and autistic students and adults.



The first obligation of any government is the safety and security of its citizens. We must all work together to keep our children and families safe.

When elected, I will fight to:

  • PASS a new law that reclassifies school shootings as acts of Domestic Terrorism.

  • SUPPORT legislation that provides funding for local school districts to invest in security equipment and school resource officers to help secure school infrastructure.

  • PROTECT women, children and any vulnerable New Yorkers by fighting for legislation that would promote greater accountability for harassment issues and prohibit confidentiality agreements unless the victim requests that his or her identity be kept private.

  • COMBAT heroin, opioid and substance abuse crisis with more funding at local and county level for proven prevention programs, education efforts for teens, parents and school and medical professionals. I have a specific plan on this coming out soon!

  • FIGHT to make Fetanyl a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance (like heroin) so dealers can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Currently, the NYS Assembly will not pass this change.

  • FUND early intervention and prevention efforts in our elementary schools focused on educating parents, training teachers and working with students so that kids don’t turn to drugs and alcohol when they are facing challenges.

  • FUND after school programs in underserved areas to keep our kids busy and more importantly expose them to sports, art, music and STEM programs.