|Name||Marcus J. Molinaro|
Tivoli, New York , United States
Sep 08, 2018 04:19pm
|Info||Marc Molinaro heard the call to public service at an early age, and he wasted little time in answering it. Having volunteered and worked in the village, and interning for then-Assemblywoman Eileen Hickey, in 1994, when we was just 18, Marc was elected to the Tivoli Board of Trustee. The very next year he became the youngest mayor in the United States. He was re-elected mayor five times and elected four times to the Dutchess County Legislature, where he served as Chairman of the Budget, Finance and Personnel Committee and Co-Chairman of the Commission on Child Protection. |
Now beginning his third term in the New York State Assembly, Marc brings his passion for public service to Albany as the representative of the 103rd District. During his tenure Marc led the fight to preserve the Hudson River Valley Greenway and adopt sweeping budget and ethics reform legislation. He joined then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in sponsoring and adopting the “Government Consolidation and Citizen Empowerment Act.” He is the sponsor of several improvements to New York State’s Election Law, continues to oppose the MTA payroll tax and works to provide the necessary relief to revitalize our economy and improve our shared quality of life.
Assemblyman Marc Molinaro and his wife Christy, a Registered Nurse at Northern Dutchess Hospital, reside in Red Hook where they are both active members of the community. They are the proud parents of Abigail Faith (6 years old) and Jack Henry (2 years old). Marc is a graduate of Dutchess Community College where he earned a Dutchess United Educators award and the PACE Land Use Law Center Community Leadership Alliance.
A thoughtful, enthusiastic public servant, Marc has been recognized by the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce and “Capitol” news publication as one of their first “Forty under Forty” leaders. The Albany Times Union cited him as one of Albany’s “True Reformers,” the Hudson Register Star recognized him as a “strong advocate,” and the Poughkeepsie Journal called Assemblyman Molinaro a “voice of reason.”
Marc was appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb to serve as Assistant Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tempore. He was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on his Transition Team and subsequently to serve as a member of the Governor’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team. Marc is the 2010 recipient of the VV Anderson Award for Community Service presented by the Anderson Center for Autism.