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Bill is a lifelong resident of the Southern TIer, growing up in the city of Elmira. His father, George was a toolmaker and later a teacher in the local schools. His mother Betty, worked hard as an inspector and later supervisor at a factory in the community. They are proud to call the Southern Tier their home to this day. 

As a student, Bill attended public schools in the city of Elmira and graduated from Southside High School. Furthering his education, four years later, he received a B.S. degree in Education from Mansfield University.

Following his college years, Bill enlisted in the United States Military where he was stationed in Europe. In his second year of service, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant E-5, MPI. Bill was recognized with various awards and honors during his deployment, including the Army Commendation Medal. Upon completion of a three year enlistment, Bill was honorably discharged and returned to his home in the Southern Tier.

With military service complete, Bill began a career with the City of Elmira Police Department. During his twenty eight year career he spent time as a walking patrol officer, investigator and was eventually promoted and retired as Detective Sergeant. He was awarded the Mary Brunner award as Police Officer of the year. Throughout his career, Bill served on the Negotiations Committee for the Police Benevolent Association representing local union members in contract negotiations and arbitration. These experiences have given him a unique perspective on the issues within our law enforcement and community relationships as well as potential solutions.

Bill is dedicated to providing the young people, our future, the greatest opportunities possible. He spent many years as a volunteer coaching little leagues in the local community. Bill believes that investing in our youth is the most sound strategy for building a better tomorrow.

He spent years serving our country in military, 20+ years serving the local community in law enforcement, now Bill is ready to serve the Southern Tier and bring voice to Albany demanding our fair share.