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Today I’m excited to announce that I’m running as an independent in the November election for Town Supervisor in Greenburgh, NY.
The incumbent has been in office 28 years, usually running unopposed.
Democracy works better when we have a choice.
The first step is to collect 1500 signatures by May 26th. This is quite a large number, so it will take dozens of volunteers gathering 5-20+ signatures to make this happen, and we only have three weeks to do it.
If you would like to receive a copy of the petition to mail or hand back to me, please fill out this form: https://www.greenburgh.us/
If we receive these signatures by the deadline, then things will get quite exciting. The second phase will involve innovative ways to get neighbors together, talking, and listening to each other.
ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN
This campaign will be bold yet respectful, and without personal attacks.
Greenburgh collects over half a billion dollars in tax revenue from its 90,000 residents. Lucas is seeking election to the role of Town Supervisor in Greenburgh, NY in order to significantly increase transparency across the board and to give residents a substantial voice in how their tax dollars are spent.
Lucas Cioffi is a US Army veteran, open government advocate, husband, and father of two. He was born and raised in Greenburgh and has returned to Greenburgh to raise his family. Lucas graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, graduated from the US Army Ranger School, earned the rank of captain, and served as an infantry officer in Iraq from 2004-2005.
During the five years when he lived in Washington, DC, Lucas mobilized 1500 non-profit professionals, researchers, and government leaders in support of the federal government’s Open Government Initiative. He hosted conferences in partnership with the US Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Treasury, Department of Agriculture, General Services Administration, and NASA.
Lucas served three years on the board of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, collaborating with talented dialogue facilitators working to bridge political and racial divides.
In 2016 Lucas and his family lived on Market Street in Charlottesville when that street erupted in large-scale race-based violence and made national and international headlines. Lucas then served on the Charlottesville Community Leadership Council which worked to build bridges in the community in the wake of that violence.
Lucas is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and business owner. He has served in leadership roles in civic organizations and large technology companies and looks forward to helping Greenburgh catch up and surpass other municipalities in how it listens to its residents and delivers the services they require.