A native of Albany, I see myself as a public servant who uses his education and talents to better help the poor and disenfranchised. Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked hard in my varied professions to consistently provide valued skills and services to improve the lives of as many people possible.
I grew up in an era of social, political, and economic activism. I was raised to believe that in addition to working hard to earn individual success there was also a more important responsibility to ensure progress for the collective society; by any means necessary. As a child of the 70’s, I learned in order to create real change we must effectively, consistently, and courageously speak the truth to power.
For many people, politics is the last resort to address the social and economic inequities that plague our communities. In contrast, I believe that politics is actually the first resort to address issues that effect our community. There are current institutions that exist for the sole purpose of keeping the status quo. It’s time that we pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps and fully realize our greatness, respect our interdependence and take the responsibility to empower one another.
I strive to give voice to individuals who are not normally represented and amplify the voices of communities in need. Bridging the gap between opportunity and accessibility is the most effective way to empower individuals over the long term. Social, political, and economical disparities exist partly due to poor dissemination of information, so we must understand that empowerment requires a fundamental level of informed participation to help educate our demographic on those relevant issues.
I am committed to abolish the inequities that exist in legal, healthcare, electoral, education and employment practices and create social change through Advocacy, Outreach and Education.
"Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just." Blaise Pascal