I believe our community needs someone who will continue the high standard of representation that the residents of the 17th LD have come to expect.
For over two decades, my husband Dave and I have called Irondequoit our home and raised our two children. Our daughter, Anna, is a 2019 graduate of Irondequoit HS and is currently attending Ithaca College; our son, Christopher, is a freshman at Irondequoit HS. A graduate of Nazareth College, I have extensive experience working in both the private and public sectors. My interest in public affairs was sparked a decade ago, as I began volunteering on various local campaigns for County Sheriff, District Attorney, Supreme Court, and County Court. As a testament to my work ethic, I’m proud to have earned the title of “MCDC Volunteer of the Year” – twice.
After leaving the private sector, I worked for then-Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle as his Scheduler and District Office Manager. Since 2016, I have worked for the Town of Irondequoit, serving as Director of Administration and Assistant to the Supervisor. I am committed to my community as well, having volunteered for several organizations including Special Olympics, AutismUp, and at School of the Holy Childhood on behalf of Alhambra.
Working for the Town has allowed me to take on a whole host of new challenges and opportunities ranging from helping to coordinate the Town’s response to the 2017 windstorm, to helping manage the Town’s monthly food distributions during the current pandemic, in partnership with the Irondequoit Community Cupboard. I believe deeply in government’s ability and responsibility to help people during times of need, something I have worked hard to deliver upon at Town Hall and am committed to working towards in the Legislature.
As a member of Supervisor Seeley’s senior staff, I am involved in the development of various department-level budgets, have managerial oversight of the Town Clerk’s office, and have served as a negotiating member, on behalf of the Supervisor’s Office, of various union contracts. I feel that my five years at Town Hall have given me a broad understanding of how government can work for the people, not the other way around. For that reason, I would welcome the opportunity to work as a partner with the Bello Administration to move Monroe County forward, a role the legislature should embrace rather than serve as an adversary towards. This drive to help has been reinforced during the COVID-19 crisis, where I have served as one of Supervisor Seeley’s principal staff members in administering the broad response to this public health and economic crisis.
My heart is what drives me to this opportunity. I’ve spent the better part of the last decade helping the wheels of government function. I now feel that I have something more to offer to the broader community—to bring results, not just rhetoric, to the community I love. I believe my commitment to Irondequoit, coupled with my diverse experience, makes me a good fit to represent our community in the County Legislature. I look forward to meeting with you in the coming weeks and earning your support.
To support by check, please send to:
Friends of Maria Vecchio
PO Box 77244
Rochester, NY 14617