Staten Island gets shortchanged by New York City. We pay 9% of the revenue to the City, but only get 4% back. The only way we will address our challenges—like improving traffic and reducing tolls, increasing access to health care on Staten Island, and reducing crime and gun violence—is to get our fair share of tax dollars back from the City. I will get us a seat at the table and make sure Staten Island’s needs stop being ignored by the City.
I’m a fourth-generation Staten Islander, raising my family here in West Brighton. I’m a proud small business owner, and I believe in the power of public service. I have seen firsthand that Staten Island has been ignored for far too long. Our community deserves a Borough President with a track record of effectively working for and showing up for our community – I have that track record.