Dan Farfaglia Announces Re-Election Bid To 24th District Seat In County Legislature

FULTON – Dan Farfaglia has recently announced that he is running for re-election to the District 24 seat in the Oswego County Legislature. That area is comprised of the city of Fulton’s first ward, part of the second ward and parts of the towns of Granby, Minetto and Oswego Town.

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Dan Farfaglia

“I look forward to campaigning throughout the 24th legislative district and meeting with as many voters as possible in the coming weeks. My message is simple. We can’t continue the old ways. With your support, I’ll keep fighting for taxpayers and I’ll keep working to create jobs and change county government for the better,” said Farfaglia.

Since he has been elected, Farfaglia pushed for the restoration of tax breaks for home improvement projects, which became law again last March and he voted against county budgets that raised taxes.

“We need every economic program and tax incentive we can find to keep and grow jobs in Oswego County and Central New York,” said Farfaglia.

Farfaglia is also a long-time critic of county government and has worked to change the ways county government does business.

“We need to continue the fight against politics as usual in Oswego County because it keeps us from moving forward. That’s why I have opposed politically partisan appointments to county jobs and favor term limits for office holders and an elected county executive answerable to the voters,” Farfaglia said. “I have been an advocate consolidation and shared service among local governments and believe that inter-governmental cooperation and partnerships with private industries in the region will lead to greater economic activity, jobs and improve the quality of life.”

Farfaglia created an educational non-partisan website {www.oswegocountygovernments.com} designed to help all residents of Oswego County become better informed about their governments.

Farfaglia is a fourth generation resident of this region. He graduated from Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School in 1989 and SUNY Morrisville in 1993.

He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Oswego County, a SUNY Oswego program that prepares county residents to become the community leaders of the future.

Farfaglia has been involved with a number of organizations in this community. He is a member of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary, Friends of Fulton History, Oswego Lake and River Committee, and a past board member of Oswego County Habitat for Humanity.

He is also very active in the Fulton Wrestling Club and wrestled himself on the 1989 New York State Championship team.

He spent a decade and a half working as an aide in the New York State Legislature. During his time with the State Assembly, he served the chairs of the Committees on Economic Development, Small Business, and Tourism.

While with the State Senate, he was a Regional Coordinator and Constituent Liaison for residents of Oswego County and Central New York.

He believes the experience that he acquired there helped prepare him for his duties as a county legislator.

He is an advocate for people with disabilities. He currently works for the New York State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities.

In addition to his past work, he has also served on the New York State Board for the Hearing Loss Association of America. He has also fought for accessible entertainment for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

He resides at 212 Philips St. in Fulton with his son, Avery, and fiancée, Angela.