Chad lives with his wife Megan and dog Nina on 63 acres in beautiful Westford, NY, population 868, in the Eastern part of Otsego County.
As a Data Analyst and Project Manager, he has spent the majority of his career helping nonprofits - including the American Red Cross, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Heifer International - grow their capacity. As a volunteer, Chad has conducted climate change research with the Harvard Department of Forestry. He has also built agricultural databases for USAID-funded projects, for which he was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by President Obama.
A member of the Otsego County Democratic Committee and former candidate for County Legislature, Chad currently serves on the board of Otsego 2000. He has volunteered on numerous national and local campaigns, including John Kerry for President, Barack Obama for President, Zephyr Teachout for Congress, and in his county party, helping to increase voter turnout in local elections in 2017.
Chad is running to bring new energy and a strong voice for rural communities to Albany. He will advocate for the protection and advancement of civil liberties and individual freedoms, sustainable economic growth, single-payer healthcare, environmental stewardship, advancing voting rights, women’s reproductive justice, critical broadband and cell phone infrastructure, and policies that improve quality of life in rural communities.