Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my website.

In the past two years, we have made great strides in making Albany a functioning government that works to solve our problems rather than creating new ones. For too long, Albany was governed by partisanship and bickering. So, in 2011, I made the commitment to put policy before politics and joined three of my colleagues to form the Independent Democratic Conference. By taking this unprecedented step, my IDC colleagues and I have worked to change our Legislature into something New Yorkers can be proud of.

In the past two years, I have remained committed to improving the quality of life in Upstate New York, by creating good jobs, reining in property taxes, and transforming Albany. Through the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, we have taken some steps in the right direction, but have more to do.

Working together, I believe we can continue to make our state government more open, responsive and responsible. And, with your support we will succeed in making Central New York a better place to live, work, and do business.