I have lived in western and southern tier New York my entire life. I was born in Rochester where my parents owned a restaurant downtown. I grew up helping my father in that restaurant. It is where I learned first-hand about the importance of community and of hard work.
Mission: Family farmers and their businesses play a major economic role in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Farmers bring homegrown work, innovation, and ethics―and a remarkable sense of community―to regional economies across our state and the nation. There are more fruit, vegetable, dairy, and wine and grape producers in NY-23 than in any other district, and the annual value of the products those farm families send to market is over $1 billion.