I am very honored to be the Republican candidate
for the 5th Assembly District.
Almost fifty years of my life have been dedicated to public service.
As a petty officer in the United States Navy,
I was responsible for all electronics that controlled
main battery ordnance
on the USS Abbott (DD 629).
Upon leaving active service,
I worked for other agencies of Federal and State government.
I am a Member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers
and an Associate Member
of the U. S. Naval Institute.
Most of my career was spent with the New York State
Department of Transportation.
In 1986, I was named the "Engineer of the Year".
In 1988, Governor Mario Cuomo awarded me
the "Productivity Award
for Design Innovation".
In past years, "humps" in the highway
and breakup of roadway surface
usually required numerous man-hours to correct,
and the jobs lasted for several days.
After considerable research,
I developed a formula and process for a
that allowed the job to be done in three hours.
While riding on our highways recently,
you may have noticed
white concrete patches and bands
where pavement sections intersect.
That cement is also derived from my formula.
I was entitled to a patent on this process,
which would have made me a wealthy man.
Instead I donated the rights to the State of New York.
I have never regretted sacrificing my own personal wealth
for the well being of the residents of the State of New York.
I take great pride in the fact
that my inventions have
saved the taxpayers over a Billion dollars,
while eliminating many safety and construction hazards,
and greatly reducing the inconvenience to motorists
due to construction and repair of our highways.
I believe I have an engineering solution
to coastal erosion problems.
This solution is innovative, yet proven;
I will work hard for its implementation
My colleagues call me a "deep thinker,"
one who goes beyond the problems and complaints,
to find a solution.
The New York State government,
that I love and respect,
is in serious trouble, today!
It is no longer the people's government.
I hope to spend my next two years
finding solutions to getting Albany moving again
and bringing back control of your government
the citizen of this great state.
I will also establish a district office
to help you with everyday problems
you may have with government bureaucracy.
I intend to be your "ombudsman,"
not only in Albany,
but in your county and town, as well.
I will address local traffic problems
such as the "Oakdale merge"
with engineering savvy and a "can do" attitude.
I will not stand by to let our precious barrier beaches
be desecrated by further erosion.
I promise you that, in the Assembly,
I will not only be a conservative vote on taxes
but pledge to make sure that every dollar that
is taken from you will be used in the most efficient way possible.
So that I may devote all of my effort,
during the next two years,
to making a better future
for this district
and this state,
may I have your vote on November 2?
May God bless you,
the State of New York,
and the United States of America.