February 23, 2017
HORNELL, NY – Marcus Molinaro, the current Dutchess County Executive, was the premiere speaker at this year’s 75th annual Lincoln Day Dinner celebration. Although he did not specify his intentions out of respect for John Buckley’s announcement for mayor, it was pretty clear he has aspirations to run for governor of New York State.
Originally from Yonkers, New York, he was elected as Dutchess County’s 7th County Executive in November 2011. At 36, he took office as the youngest County Executive in county history.
Molinaro was first elected to public office at the age of 18 in 1994, serving on Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees. In 1995, he became the youngest mayor in the United States. He was re-elected mayor five times and elected four times to the Dutchess County Legislature.
In 2006, he was elected to represent the 103rd District in the New York State Assembly. Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed him to serve on the Governor’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team. As County Executive, Marc was appointed to serve on the New York State Association of Counties’ Board of Directors and in 2015 he was elected the organization’s Second Vice President.
You can see Marcus’s full presentation below: