Accomplishments

  • Secured $225K in local water improvements
  • Passed animal welfare laws in the county for the creation of an animal abuse registry and tethering regulation
  • Championed the opening of the new Crisis Stabilzation
    Center to serve those with addiction and mental illness
  • Created local jobs by supporting projects that will
    enhance the operations and economic development
    potential of the former Dutchess County Airport
  • Sponsored a resolution banning plastic bags which would require all stores to switch to paper or reusable options by 2020
  • Established a Taxpayer Protection Fund to enable
    Dutchess County to remain under the property tax cap
    for the next several budget cycles
  • Passed legislation prohibiting the use of disposable food
    service ware containing Styrofoam
  • Passed a resolution in opposition to the U.S. Coast
    Guard Proposal to allow the addition of New Anchorage
    Grounds in the Hudson River
  • Opposed the construction of new county jail and sheriff’s office and supported Criminal Justice Reform at the state level
  • Worked with the Town, FEMA, U.S. Rep. Maloney and County Public Works Department to get various local residents out of the FEMA flood zone in our area
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