Why I’m Running
Hello, and thank you for visiting my website! On this site you learn about my record as Supervisor when I held the position from 1996-2009 and read about my goals and plans for guiding Orangetown in the right direction over the next two years. If you share my passion for our town and my vision for our future, you can also sign up to volunteer or donate to the campaign, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a lawn sign. For breaking news about my campaign please also visit my Facebook page.
With overdevelopment from Ramapo threatening to spill across our borders, and the constant struggle to keep the town’s taxes under control, we need strong leaders with experience in government. That’s why I’m running for Town Supervisor. Orangetown has been my home for nearly my entire adult life—it’s where I raised my family, and where I had the incredible privilege of serving as Supervisor from 1996-2009.
As Supervisor, I took action to preserve our suburban quality of life, manage the budget in a fiscally conservative manner, and stand up against the risks of overdevelopment. When a developer announced plans to build 5,000 houses on Rockland Psych. Center, I stepped up and negotiated with New York State to sell the property to the town instead, so we could control our own destiny. Now the site has been redeveloped with the Chase Data Center, fields for soccer and little league, and is home to the Gaelic Athletic Association. While I was Supervisor, the town also purchased hundreds of acres on Clausland Mountain, permanently protecting this property as open space. And over the fourteen years I served, we improved the town’s bond rating and delivered the lowest growth in property taxes of any town in Rockland.
If elected this year, I will strengthen zoning laws and code enforcement to protect us from the threats posed by irresponsible development and preserve our property values and quality of life. We will keep the town’s taxes under the property tax cap, ensuring Orangetown remains affordable for families and businesses. We’ll aggressively prosecute polluters that harm our environment and risk our health. And we’ll improve our transit system, lobby for expanded NJ Transit service, and demand a freeze on Tappan Zee Bridge tolls and discounts on congestion pricing to help commuters.
These goals can and should be accomplished in a non-partisan, cooperative way as I strived to do when I was in office.
I chose to raise my family here because Orangetown was a great place to live, work and prosper. It still is. Together, we can make it even better.