You need a representative that will support your ideas, fight for the needs of your community and earn your respect. For someone who truly cares for your community, look no further.
Mike's served on every committee on the legislature and for a brief time was chairman, at the critical time when Covid-19 made its presence known in the United States. He’s currently on the Public Safety committee, vice-chair of the Economic and Housing Committee and on the Tompkins Intergovernmental Relations Committee. He’s’ also on the Industrial Development Agency, on the boards of Ithaca Area Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce.
Mike was married in July 2020 to Sarah in Puerto Rico and has one daughter and two step daughters. He was born and raised in New Jersey, went to Northeastern University for his bachelors, and Columbia University for his masters. He has his private pilot’s license and likes to tour New York state as a member of the East Hill Flying Club. Mike came to Upstate New York as a television reporter/producer/anchor, but left that to run for public office. He works full-time for Park Outdoor Advertising in addition to his job as legislator. our candidate has been part of this community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place.
Q: “What skills do you possess that would be an asset as a Tompkins County legislator?”
A: “I show up. Ninety percent of life is just showing up. Events, meetings, discussions, I’m there. I invest in my town, in my constituents. I also communicate the policies being adopted at the legislature, but more importantly I listen, not to respond, but to understand. There are times when I’m dead set against something, but I’m flexible enough that when someone makes a better argument, I can change. This is not flip flopping to me; I don’t go against my values. But I do listen and if the other side’s argument is better, I can adopt it and hopefully add to it to make it better.”
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