Hornell Democrat Running For 4th Ward

April 3, 2023

It is with pleasure that I announce my candidacy for 4th Ward Alderman in the City of Hornell. As folks in the ward might know, I am married to Susan Cruzado (Fitzgerald) the daughter of Josephine and Gerald (Gerry) Fitzgerald who are longtime residents of the 4th ward. Susan and I have been residing in the City of Hornell since February of 2018 and previous to that we lived in Hornellsville (2010). My sincere hope and vision for the ward include a cleaner, safer and beautified neighborhood. A neighborhood where longtime residents can be proud of where they live.

José Cruzado is proudly employed by the Ibero-American Action League as their Chief Administrative Officer. He supervises several departments including Human Resources, Facilities, IT and Compliance. Previously, José was employed by the New York State Courts for 12 years. He served as the Chief Clerk of the Livingston County Supreme and County Court and the Commissioner Jurors Office and previously served as Deputy Chief Clerk in Allegany County Supreme and County Court. He worked for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years as a member of the Jail Bureau and Court Security Bureau where he made the rank of Sergeant. José served as vice-president and president of the Commissioner of Jurors Association. He was a board member for the New York Association of Treatment Court Professionals. He served as a member of the Chief Administrative Judge’s Task Force on Bail Reform, and the Diversity Task Force. He served as Co – Chair of the 7th Judicial Districts Community Outreach Committee.

José has a master’s degree in strategic leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College and has received training in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. He is certified in transformational and facilitative mediation and is a volunteer mediator with the Center for Dispute Settlement. He has been actively involved in community engagement, mentoring, and professional development for over 30 years.