Growing up, it was instilled in me the value of service by my parents, Marilyn and David. My father David was a proud member of the military, joining the United States Army in 1961 and was stationed in Germany as a cartographer. After returning to the states, he joined the New York Army National Guard, where he retired as a Master Sergeant in 2000. He was also an Eagle Scout and received the Order of the Arrow.
My mother, Marilyn was past New York State Department President of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. I am also past state secretary of the New York State Department and a member of Lodema Strickland Tent of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. I am a direct descendant from the early roots of our country, with familial military service dating back to pre Revolutionary War times.
I appreciate all of the sacrifices that our military families have made over the years to secure our freedom. I have instilled these values in my children. I look forward to continuing this service to community here in the town of Clarkson.