Vote tuesday, November 8



Woodbury Roots, Woodbury Values

I'm running for Woodbury Town Council because I love our community and want it to thrive now and forever.

Now more than ever, we all need to work together for our community. As your Town Councilwoman, I will fight for you, your family, and the community we love so much.


I am a public servant, an organizer, and a regional planner running to serve the community that raised me.

I was born and raised in Woodbury with roots going back four generations. I learned to swim at Rez and picked blueberries at Ace Farm. My parents, both union members, instilled in me the importance of hard work and service from an early age, values I live by every day.

I'm a proud Monroe-Woodbury graduate. Thanks to the help of scholarships from local organizations, I was able to attend Bryn Mawr College where I studied city planning and political science. After graduating, I decided to return home to serve the community that has given me such a strong foundation and pay it forward to the next generation.


I am deeply connected to this community and have the experience to help lead it, with a decade of service in local and state government and public service.

After graduating, I served as a Policy Advisor for Economic Development for New York State where I managed major cross-agency economic development and procurement programs and oversaw components of a $100 Million budget.

I have remained an active member of our community for years, serving as Co-Chair of the Woodbury Land Preservation Committee and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

For many years I interned in James Skoufis’ District Office where I assisted with constituent casework. I am also a member of the Junior League of Orange County, a volunteer union organizer, and a lifetime Girl Scout.

I believe that when we work together, we win. Our residents are past the days of partisanship hindering our community's progress. Now is the time to work together to build a strong, prosperous future for our community by making our government more transparent, continuing to build a strong relationship with our Village Board, expanding programming for all ages, protecting our environment, and supporting our small businesses and arts community.

I take the term “public servant” literally.

As your Town Councilwoman, your family’s needs and quality of life will be my priority.


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Putting our familIES FIRST

CONTINUING TO Prosper as a community

Working together

  • working with our parks Department, libraries, and other community organizations to create programming for people of all ages, including our teens and adults.
  • Supporting our senior citizens, retirees, and senior center programming.
  • Creating woodbury's "Youth Bureau" to connect young people to local government and inform programming.
  • Continuing to improve ada accessibility at town facilities.
  • making sure we keep woodbury affordable by staying within the 2% tax cap.
  • Investing in and supporting our local music and arts community.
  • Bringing back community festivals like Woodbury Day that will showcase our community, our small businesses, and bring new visitors into woodbury.
  • Supporting Our Town Departments and employees.
  • Continuing to build a strong, cohesive relationship with our village board.

Making government more accessible

  • Introducing a weekly column in the photo news to keep residents abreast of town board news.
  • creating an official Facebook page for the town of woodbury.
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Protecting and Preserving Our Environment

  • Protecting our natural resources.
  • Ensuring forever green space remains "Forever Green".

Supporting our first responders

  • Supporting our ambulance corps, police department, and all men and women who answer the call in times of need by creating tax exemptions, supporting the LOSAP Benefits Program, and providing our police department with the resources they need to keep our community safe.
  • working to increase retention and recruitment for our volunteer ambulance corps.


Congressman pat ryan (D)

Senator james skoufis (D)

Orange County Legislator Laurie Tautel (D)

Mayor Andrew Giacomazza (R)

Additional endorsements:

Woodbury Deputy Mayor Tara Burek (R)

Village of Woodbury Trustee CJ Graziano (R)

Former Mayor Stephanie Berean-Weeks (R)

Former Town Councilman Bo Haviland (D)

Town of woodbury Democrat committee


The Photo News - October 17, 2022

The Photo News - October 8, 2022

The Photo News - August 25, 2022


Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

Early voting is Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, November 6


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I firmly believe that Woodbury's best days are still to come, but only if we work together! As your Councilwoman, I will fight for you and your family. I look forward to meeting you very soon.

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