February 09, 2019 06:28 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Adam Bello officially announced his candidacy for Monroe County Executive in front of a packed audience at Workers United Hall on Saturday morning.
Bello noted the GOP grip on Monroe County by saying, "The past 30 years of Republican leadership have failed to meet the needs of the people who call this community home."
Tom Frey was the last Democrat serving as county executive in 1987 until 1991.
Bello, 38, has been Monroe County Clerk since 2016 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo chose him to fill the seat vacated by Cheryl Dinolfo after she won the election of county executive.
Ian Winner, a spokesman for Dinolfo's reelection campaign, said, "Some sling mud, others get things done. That's how County Executive Dinolfo cut the property tax rate for the first time in a decade--saving taxpayers millions--helped secure 20,000 jobs, and returned the county's credit ratings to all 'A's'. She has no time for Albany-style politics as usual."
The Monroe County Democratic Committee will meet on February 13 to formally endorse Bello's candidacy.
Updated: February 09, 2019 06:28 PM
Created: February 09, 2019 11:57 AM
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