I am a proud union member and leader, and a community advocate. I am running to represent the residents of East Fishkill because we deserve leaders who are committed to enact meaningful change that will build our local economy by supporting working people first and foremost.
Eric grew up in Yonkers and has lived in East Fishkill with his wife for nearly 30 years. They have two children who graduated from John Jay High School.
An avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, Eric was always drawn to the Hudson Valley. In 1998 he opened Hudson Valley Pack and Paddle, in Hopewell Junction. It was one of the first stores in the area devoted to canoes, kayaks, and outdoor gear.
The store helped create a community of outdoor enthusiasts eager to explore the Hudson River and surrounding areas, and fostered partnerships providing kayak tours and instruction and the hosting of many paddling events.
In 2018, Eric joined his East Fishkill neighbors to successfully protest the sale of the Stormville Airport to Copart. Residents were concerned about the environmental impact the auto salvage company would have on the community including increased traffic and noise and pollution of soil and groundwater.
Eric is currently employed at Vassar College where he is shop steward for the local SEIU 200 union.
As a county legislator, Eric will keep East Fishkill residents and the town top priority of mind.