Since the devastation of September
11, New York has undergone an extraordinary
transformation. We can no longer rely on vast
oceans and bordering allies to ensure our safety.
We can no longer afford inaction as terrorists,
tyrants and other threats against freedom target
America and all her promise.
As this new era dawns our commitment to freedom
and democracy must remain strong. As we bring
peace and security to our homeland, we must
also set the example for compassion, civil
liberty and human rights. And we must continue
to build and strengthen New York so it remains
the strongest and most reliable pillar of hope
in the world for generations to come.
This new era holds great promise for America – bringing
new life to our communities and new opportunities
to all of us for a better future. I am running
for the United States Senate because this new
era demands strong and dynamic leadership.
It is time that New York has a Senator who
can effectively engage the challenges and opportunities
of the 21st century.
I have spent more than 15 years dedicated
to public service. Most of this time has been
on behalf of women and children who are victims
of domestic violence, public school students,
HIV/AIDS education and children with disabilities.
In 1993, I founded The New York Benevolence
Council, Inc. (NYBC), an all-volunteer, not-for-profit
organization designed to improve the educational
experience of public school students and support
different humanitarian causes.
Professionally, I have spent many years in
the financial services industry. I have worked
to provide life insurance to young couples
with limited budgets and long-term care to
seniors on fixed incomes. I have also worked
as a securities trader. My experience in business
has given me a clear understanding of the challenges
facing our economy and financial markets today.
I am committed to the people of this great
state and to the cause of freedom.
I will work hard to drive New York and America
forward, not leaving one man, woman or child
I hope you will support my vision for America
and my candidacy for the United States Senate.