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2021 Legislators

Map showing Rochester legislative districts.District Legislator (Party, Representing):

  1. Blake Keller (R, Greece, Parma)
  2. Jackie Smith (R, Clarkson, Hamlin, Sweden)
  3. Tracy DiFlorio (R, Chili)
  4. Frank X. Allkofer (R, Gates, Ogden)
  5. Karla F. Boyce  (R, Henrietta, Mendon, Pittsford, Rush)
  6. Fred Ancello (R, Greece)
  7. Brian E. Marianetti (R, Greece, Rochester)
  8. Jennifer Wright (R, Webster)
  9. Paul Dondorfer (R, Penfield)
  10. Howard Maffucci - (D, Brighton, East Rochester, Pittsford)
  11. Sean M. Delehanty (R, Fairport, Perinton)
  12. Steve Brew (R, Chili, Henrietta, Riga, Wheatland)
  13. Michael Yudelson (D, Henrietta, Pittsford)
  14. Justin Wilcox (D, Brighton)
  15. George J. Hebert (R, Penfield, Webster)
  16. Dr. Joe Carbone (R, Irondequoit) - President
  17. Joseph D. Morelle, Jr. (D, Irondequoit)
  18. John B. Baynes (D, East Rochester, Perinton)
  19. Kathleen Taylor (R, Greece, Parma)
  20. Robert J. Colby (R, Greece, Ogden, Sweden)
  21. Rachel Barnhart (D, Rochester)
  22. Vincent R. Felder (D, Rochester)
  23. Linda Hasman (D, Rochester)
  24. Joshua Bauroth (D, Rochester, Brighton)
  25. Calvin Lee, Jr. (D, Rochester)
  26. Yversha M. Roman (D, Gates, Greece, Rochester)
  27. Sabrina LaMar (D, Rochester)
  28. Frank Keophetlasy (D, Rochester)
  29. Ernest S. Flagler-Mitchell (D, Rochester)

Picture of Blake KellerBlake Keller (R)

1st District – Greece, Parma

7 Country Meadow Way
Hilton, NY 14468
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922

Legislator Blake Keller represents the 1st legislative district, which includes the towns of Greece and Parma. He was appointed in August of 2021.

Prior to joining the Monroe County Legislature, Blake served his community as an alternate member on the Parma Zoning Board and a member of the Parma Town Board. In his time on the Town Board, he was a strong advocate for attracting and retaining businesses to promote economic development and jobs. Blake has been a part of the Business Development Working Group of the Monroe County Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) with a focus on the role of private industry and private investment in helping underserved communities. He also focused on better understanding the needs of farmers in his community and the sustainability of lakeshore in Parma.

Blake is a U.S. Air Force Veteran and worked as a State Department Advisor for the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He and his wife, Stephanie, are longtime Monroe County residents and currently live in Parma. They have two daughters, Maria and Faith.

Picture of Jackie SmithJackie Smith (R)

2nd District – Clarkson, Hamlin, Sweden

59 Sherwood Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922

Legislator Jackie Smith represents the 2nd legislative district, which includes the towns of Clarkson, Hamlin, and Sweden. She was elected to a two-year term, her first, in November 2019. Jackie is Chairwoman of the Planning & Economic Development Committee and member of the Transportation and Human Services Committees.

Prior to joining the Monroe County Legislature, Jackie served her community as a member of the Clarkson Town Board. In her time on the Town Board, she was a strong proponent of community resources, such as the Seymour Library and the Sweden Clarkson Recreation Center. Jackie has been involved in a number of community organizations over the years, such as Clarkson Good Neighbor Day, the Seymour Library After Hours Committee, and the Clarkson 5K Race Committee. She is currently active as Treasurer or the Clarkson Historical Society and as a volunteer with the BISCO Arts Festival.

Jackie is a graduate of Brockport High School and Monroe Community College. She works as an Education and Training Coordinator for Wegmans Food Marks. She and her husband, Kevin, are lifelong Monroe County residents and currently live in Clarkson. They have three children, Samantha, Ashley, and Kevin.

Picture of Tracy DiFlorioTracy DiFlorio (R)

3rd District – Chili

17 Baymon Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (c) 585 733-8839

Legislator Tracy DiFlorio represents the 3rd Legislative District, which includes most of the Town of Chili. Tracy joined the Legislature on January 1, 2016 and was re-elected to a two-year term in November 2019. 

Tracy serves as Assistant Deputy Majority Leader and is a member of the Planning and Economic Development, Human Services and Ways and Means Committees. Prior to joining the County Legislature, Tracy was a member of the Chili Town Board from 2010-2015. During her time with the Town, she acted as the liaison to the Drainage Committee and the Parks/Recreation Committee. She is also a member of the Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council.

Tracy was born and raised in Monroe County. She graduated from Brockport High School before attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she studied Biology and Economics. Tracy currently works at Bausch and Lomb as a Quality Systems Training Specialist.  She is also Vice President of the Monroe County Republican Women's club, a member of the Rochester Chapter William Smith Alumnae Association, and recently served on the Churchville-Chili Phase 5 Advisory Committee. 

Picture of Frank X. AlkoferFrank X. Allkofer (R)

4th District – Gates, Ogden

2758 Lyell Road
Rochester, NY 14606
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (c) 585 298-1474

Legislator Frank X. Allkofer represents the 4th Legislative District of Monroe County, which includes most of the Town of Gates and the southern portion of the Town of Ogden.  Frank was first elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. He is currently serving a two-year term.

In the Legislature, Frank is the Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, and is also a member of the Recreation & Education and Public Safety Committees. He is also a member of Monroe County Veterans Advisory Council, and a liaison to both the Monroe County Water Authority and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Board. In addition, Frank is a member of Chapter 20 Vietnam Veterans of America, Genesee Region State Parks Commission, 4 Point Rod and Gun Club, Avon Archery Club, Chili Fitness Center, and was inducted into the Gates-Chili Hall of Fame in 2017.

Frank has a long and proud history of serving both the Town of Gates and also the greater Monroe County community. He served as the Director of the Town of Gates Recreation and Parks Department from 1969-2000, and then went on to serve as the Director of the Monroe County Parks Department from 2000-2006. Before joining the County Legislature, Frank served as a Gates Town Board member from 2004-2015. 

Frank is a lifelong Gates resident, and he graduated from Gates-Chili High School. He then went on to study at Monroe Community College and the State University of New York at Brockport, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. 

Frank is a proud veteran, having served with the United States Army in Vietnam, and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is committed to serving and improving the quality of life for our community. He is a member of several organizations around the community, including the Gates AMITA Club and the Doud Post American Legion. He is also a member of St. Helen’s Parish.

Picture of Karla F. BoyceKarla F. Boyce (R)

5th District – Henrietta, Mendon, Pittsford, Rush

Phone: (w) 585 753-1922 (c) 585-746-1464

Legislator Karla F. Boyce represents Legislative District 5, encompassing the entire Towns of Mendon and Rush, as well as parts of Pittsford and Henrietta. Karla was elected in November of 2011, 2015 and again in 2019. She is currently serving a two-year term. Karla is the only Legislator in Monroe County history to be re-elected and come back to the Legislature to serve again after she reached her term limit. She currently serves as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee and a member of the Recreation and Education Committee.

Karla is a long-time Mendon resident and active community member. Karla graduated from Saint John Fisher College in 1983 with a BA in Communications and Political Science and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She served on the Mendon Town Board from 2009-2011. In her first term of service in the Monroe County Legislature from 1993-2004, Karla served as the Vice-President for six years and served on several committees including Public Safety, Human Services, Agenda/Charter, Ways and Means, Transportation and Chairperson of the Recreation and Education Committee.

Karla has an extensive impact on the youth of our community. She served as the Monroe County Youth Development Coordinator for the Monroe County Department of Human Services; the Program Coordinator for the Monroe County Children’s Center and the former Executive Director of the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau. Karla served as Vice-President of the Anthony Jordan Youth Sports foundation and a past volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program. Karla is an active member of the Field of Dreams Team since 2015. In addition, she is a team member of the Rochester chapter of Badges for Baseball, which creates opportunities for our youth to have positive interactions with Law Enforcement.

Karla is an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Karla is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. She enjoys golfing, skiing and traveling.

Karla lives in the Village of Honeoye Falls with Christopher Denninger. She has three children, Caroline, Andrew and Katherine, one son-in-law, Alex, and one granddaughter, Harper.

Picture of Fred AncelloFred Ancello (R)

6th District - Greece

221 Meadowbriar Road
Rochester, NY 14616
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922, (w2) 585 663-7573

Legislator Fred Ancello was first elected to represent the 6th Legislative District in the Monroe County Legislature in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He is currently serving his final two-year term. Fred’s district includes a portion of the Town of Greece, where Fred has been a resident for 35 years. Fred is the current Assistant Majority Leader. He serves as a member of the Intergovernmental Relations, Environment & Public Works, and Ways & Means Committees. 

Fred is the former owner of Davies Seafood, a small business he owned for 30 years and sold in recent years. He continues to play an active role in the business, assisting and consulting the new owners and employees. As a small business owner and local employer, Fred knows what it takes to create and retain jobs in our community.

Fred has been an active community member in Greece through his role as a member of the Greece Rotary Club, Greece Planning Board and as a former member of the Community Development Block Grant Committee, and Dewey Avenue Corridor Study Group. 

As a lifelong resident of Monroe County, Fred attended St. John Fisher where he received his Bachelor’s degree. Fred and his wife Kathy reside in Greece. They have one adult son, Adam.

Picture of Brian MarianettiBrian E. Marianetti (R)

7th District – Greece, Rochester

409 County Office Building
39 West Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (h) 585 861-8977

Legislator Brian E. Marianetti represents the 7th Legislative District, encompassing the northwestern portion of the Town of Greece and a portion of Charlotte. He was appointed to the Legislature in January 2014 to fill a vacancy and was elected in November of 2014. Brian was re-elected in 2015 and 2019, and he is currently serving a two-year term.

Brian is the current Vice President for the Republican caucus and serves as a member of the Ways & Means Committee. Within his town, Brian is a member of the Greece Historical Society and past member of the Greece Planning Board. 

Brian was born and raised in Monroe County, where he attended Aquinas Institute. After graduation he went on to study Psychology and Criminal Justice at Niagara University where he graduated cum laude. He chose Florida Coastal School of Law for his Juris Doctorate, where he also obtained cum laude status. He returned to his home, Monroe County, after completing his education.

In January 2014, Brian was appointed Greece Town Attorney, where he practices municipal law and provides legal counsel for the Town. Previously he worked in the Monroe County Law Department’s civil litigation unit.

Throughout his childhood, Brian has been instilled with a strong sense of public service from his father, Edward Marianetti. 

Brian has enjoyed carrying on this family tradition by representing his friends and neighbors in the 7th Legislative District. Brian and his wife Calli welcomed their first child, daughter Juliet in May 2018. 

Jennifer Wright

8th District – Webster

Phone: (585) 753-1922

Bio coming soon

Picture of Paul DondorferPaul Dondorfer (R)

9th District – Penfield

39 West Main Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922

Legislator Paul Dondorfer was elected to the Monroe County Legislature in November 2019 and is currently serving a two-year term. He serves as the Chair of the Environment & Public Works Committee. He has served the Monroe County community for the majority of his life. Having been raised in Monroe County, Paul has always felt devotion to the community and serving the residents of our area. 

After studying fire protection technology at Monroe Community College, Paul briefly left the area to pursue his career as a police officer in New York City. In 2004, Paul returned to Monroe County to join the Rochester Police Department as a police officer.  During this time, he was responsible for handling emergency calls for service as well as serving arrest warrants, drug warrants, addressing street level drug sales and quality of life issues in his assigned area. His experience in the field led him to be promoted in 2018 to Police Investigator, where he has a multitude of responsibilities including the preparation of criminal cases to be presented to a grand jury and eventual trial.

Outside of his career in law enforcement, Paul has also served as Deputy Director for the Irondequoit Volunteer Ambulance and the former chapter manager for the Badge of Honor Association, which is an organization that helps support the families of fallen police officers.

Paul and his wife, Bobbi Jo, reside in Penfield with their son Antonio.

Picture of Howard MaffucciHoward Maffucci (D)

10th District – Brighton, East Rochester, Pittsford

38 Greenpoint Trail
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940; (h) 585 750-3116

Howard Maffucci represents the 10th Legislative District, which includes a majority of the Town of Pittsford, and a portion of the Village of East Rochester and the Town of Brighton. He is a member of the Environment and Public Works and Ways and Means Committees, and the Audit Committee.

Howard has been an active part of the community for more than 37 years, raising two kids in Pittsford with his wife, Tina, a former elementary school teacher. Deeply involved in the local educational system, Howard was a teacher and coach in Pittsford beginning in 1974, continued his career as an administrator in 1988, and eventually rose to become Superintendent of Schools for the East Rochester School District from 1996 to 2010. He currently serves as a negotiator for the School Administrators Association of New York State.

Beyond his duties as a Monroe County Legislator, Howard continues to be actively involved in the community. He was a member of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee for the new Southeast YMCA, is a member of the Rochester Coalition for Public Education, the University of Rochester George Eastman Circle and Warner School of Education's Center for Learning in the Digital Age (LiDA) Strategic Planning Group, and serves as the Treasurer of the Genesee Valley Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Howard currently lives in Pittsford, where he has since 1978 with his wife, Tina. Their children, Amy and Steven, are now raising families of their own, giving Howard and Tina endless joy with their three grandkids.

Picture of Sean M. Delehanty Sean M. Delehanty (R)

11th District – Fairport, Perinton

27 Miles Avenue
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (h) 585 377-0149

Legislator Sean M. Delehanty represents the 11th Legislative District, which includes the Village of Fairport and a portion of the Town of Perinton. Sean was first appointed and sworn into the Legislature in January 2014 and then won election in November of that year. He was twice re-elected in 2015 and 2019, and is currently serving a 2-year term.

Prior to becoming a Legislator, Sean was a Fairport Village Trustee from 2011 until his appointment to the Legislature on January 14, 2014. He also served on the Perinton Bicentennial Committee and as a Trustee of the Perinton Historical Society.

In the Legislature, Sean serves as Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, and is also a member of the Agenda/Charter and Public Safety Committees. 

In addition to his legislative duties, Sean is the Chief of Staff at New York State Assemblyman Mark Johns’ office. Legislator Delehanty brings a lot of knowledge to the Monroe County government, being a former Intergenerational Outreach Manager at the Monroe County Youth Bureau and Office of the Aging.

Legislator Delehanty is an active member of many community groups, including the Perinton Historical Society, Crescent Trail Association, and a member of the Fairport High School Alumni Association.

Sean earned his Master’s Degree from St. John Fisher College, and his Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College. He is also a graduate of Fairport High School.

Picture of Steve BrewSteve Brew (R) - Majority Leader

12th District – Chili, Henrietta, Riga, Wheatland

492 Bangs Road
Churchville, NY 14428
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (c) 585 697-4949

Legislator Steve Brew represents the 12th Legislative District in the Monroe County Legislature, which encompasses the Towns of Riga and Wheatland, and also includes portions of the Towns of Chili and Henrietta. Steve was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019 to his current two-year term. Steve is the current Majority Leader for the Republican caucus and serves as a member of the Agenda/Charter, Environment & Public Works, and Ways and Means Committees.

Steve was born and raised in the Town of Riga, where he graduated from Churchville-Chili High School. He attended both Monroe Community College and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Steve is deeply rooted in our community. He served on the Riga Planning Board for over 27 years before joining the County Legislature, and has also been a member of the Churchville-Riga Chamber of Commerce, the 200 Club of the Churchville Fire Department, and the Churchville-Riga/Monroe County Emergency Planning Committee. 

Steve serves as a member on several boards, including the Cornell Cooperative Extension Board, 4H Advisory Board, the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, the Mill Seat Landfill Citizens Advisory Board, and the Monroe County Council of the Elders. Steve also co-chairs the Christian Youth Learning Committee at Union Church in Churchville and is a member of the Patriot Guard Riders. 

Steve worked as an Executive Sales Engineer at Honeywell International for 34 years before retiring. He is the recipient of both the "Top Tech" and "Top Ambassador" North America awards from Honeywell. Steve now works part time on his family’s farm in Churchville and owns Westside Technical Solutions, Inc.

Steve and his wife, Marge, reside on his family farm on Bangs Road in Churchville.

Picture of Michael YudelsonMichael Yudelson (D)

District 13 – Henrietta, Pittsford

281 Butler Drive
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940

Legislator Michael Yudelson represents the 13th Legislative District, which includes a majority of the Town of Henrietta and a portion of the Town of Pittsford.  He was elected in November 2019.  He is a member of the Human Services Committee and the Environment & Public Works Committee.  

Much of Michael’s career has been devoted to serving young people – including as the Director of the Henrietta Youth Bureau and Recreation Department, the Director of Operations at the Center for Youth Services, and the Executive Director of Threshold Youth Services (now a part of Community Place of Greater Rochester).

He served three terms as Henrietta Town Supervisor after six years as a member of the Town Board. As Supervisor, he increased services for youth and senior citizens, established Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as an official town holiday, increased the transparency of town government, and worked with then Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle to preserve 2,000 jobs by preventing the closure of the Genesee Valley Regional Market.

Legislator Yudelson has been honored for his commitment to the community, including receiving the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, and the Henrietta Distinguished Citizen Award, and being named as the Volunteer of the Year by the Rush-Henrietta School District and Citizen of the Year by the Henrietta Chamber of Commerce.

Currently, Michael is the Executive Director of Temple B’rith Kodesh, where he is a life-long member and was a Sunday School teacher for more than 20 years.

Michael is a graduate of East High School and SUNY Brockport.  Michael and Karen McArthur reside in Henrietta and have six children and three grandchildren.

Picture of Justin WilcoxJustin Wilcox (D)

14th District – Brighton

75 Middlebrook Lane
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940; (h) 585 473-6631

Monroe County Legislator Justin F. Wilcox represents the 14th Legislative District, which includes the Town of Brighton, and northern portions of the Town of Henrietta.  Justin was elected in November 2011 to serve a four-year term which began on January 1, 2012. Justin currently serves as the Ranking Minority Member on the Environment and Public Works Committee and is also a member of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

Having worked in the New York State Senate and then the Monroe County Legislature, Justin has developed a strong background and experience in government and public policy that spans a decade
Justin currently works in the New York State Assembly where he has a central role in crafting and advancing Assemblyman Morelle’s legislative agenda, which has focused on economic development and restoring consumer protection and accountability in the financial services industry.

A Brighton resident of 25 years and a graduate of Sutherland High School, Justin operated a small roofing company while earning his political science degree from the University at Buffalo.

Justin and his wife Linda own a home in Brighton, where their two children, Evelyn and Brennan, both attend Brighton public schools.

Picture of George J. HebertGeorge J. Hebert (R)

15th District – Penfield, Webster

108 Rosebud Trail
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (c) 585 315-2237

Legislator George J. Hebert represents the 15th Legislative District in the Monroe County Legislature, which includes portions of the Towns of Webster and Penfield. George was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019, and is currently serving a two-year term. George serves as Chair of the Human Services Committee and is a member of the Transportation and Ways and Means Committees.

George is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served eleven years of Active Duty and ten years within the Naval Reserves. He was enlisted as a submarine nuclear power plant operator in 1974, and led more than 100 sailors as a Surface Warfare Officer. George served as an ROTC class officer while in the reserves. At the time of his retirement, he had risen to the rank of Commander.

Following his Navy career, George worked for IBM for nearly 30 years. While there he worked as a Client Executive dedicated to building business relationships with customers including Eastman Kodak and General Dynamics. During his time at IBM, George completed his MBA at the University of Rochester. 

George is heavily involved in youth and educational programs within his district. He coaches both baseball and soccer youth teams, and is the current President of the Rochester District Youth Soccer League (RDYSL). He also works as a mentor for the First Robotics Team 2340 at Our Lady of Mercy High School. 

George and his wife Margaret have lived in Webster since 1990. Their two daughters, Hanna and Emily, are currently in college. 

Picture of Dr. Joe CarboneDr. Joe Carbone (R) - President

16th District - Irondequoit

490 Titus Avenue
Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: (w) 585-753-1922 (b) 585-544-3620

Legislator Joe Carbone represents the 16th Legislative District, which is comprised of the northeastern portion of the Town of Irondequoit. Dr. Carbone was elected in 2012 and began his first legislative term in January 2013. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2019; he is currently serving a two-year term. Dr. Joe is the current President of the Monroe County Legislature. 

During his time as a legislator, Dr. Carbone seeks to better Monroe County by helping residents find jobs through Monroe Job Link and support programs that help create and retain local jobs. 

Dr. Carbone is no stranger to hard work and business; he is respected by thousands of patients throughout Monroe County for his success as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He has served the community in this capacity for 30 years and owns two practices; one on Titus Avenue in the Town of Irondequoit and one in Brighton. Dr. Carbone is involved with many charities and organizations and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong as well as the Italian Heritage Foundation. With his management experience from his private practice and the many organizations and charities he has assisted, Dr. Carbone brings a unique perspective to the Monroe County Legislature.

Dr. Carbone is a graduate of West Irondequoit High School Class of 1974. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John Fisher College, and later a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Carbone resides in Irondequoit with his wife, Mary and their daughter, Roma.

Picture of Joseph D. MorelleJoseph D. Morelle, Jr. (D)

17th District – Irondequoit

262 Willowen Drive
Rochester NY 14609
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940

Joseph Morelle, Jr. is a life-long resident of the Town of Irondequoit. He represents the Monroe County Legislature's 17th Legislative District, which comprises the southern half of Irondequoit. He serves on the Legislature's Ways & Means and Transportation Committees. 

Joseph is the VP of Student Housing Development for Wilmorite Management Group, LLC in Henrietta. A graduate of Eastridge High School, he holds a degree in business from SUNY Geneseo. 

Early in life, Joseph learned the value of public service from his father, Congressman Joseph Morelle, and his mother, Mary Beth, a teacher with the East Irondequoit School District for 22 years. Joseph's record of volunteerism on behalf of his community includes work with the Al Sigl Community of Agencies and the Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Joseph, his wife Nicole, and step-daughter Harper, reside in Irondequoit with their Goldendoodle, Teddy Roosevelt. 

Picture of John B. BaynesJohn B. Baynes (D)

18th District – East Rochester, Perinton

52 Westwood Drive
East Rochester, NY 14445
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940 (c) 315 521-1396

John represents the Monroe County Legislature's 18th District which comprises western and southern Perinton and three neighborhoods in East Rochester.

In his 44th year as a high school English teacher, John taught at Fairport High from 1978-2017, and now teaches at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. John grew up in East Rochester, one of ten children of John A. and Claire Baynes, and graduated from ERHS in 1971. He attended the University of Toronto, and transferred to the University of Rochester where he completed his degree in English in 1975. He earned his M.S. at SUNY Geneseo in 1980. 

John and his wife Patricia raised their three children in Palmyra, NY, where John served as Palmyra Village Justice from 1982-1992. He also served as president of the Palmyra library, president of the Wayne County Magistrates Association, and as a youth sports coach.

During his Fairport teaching years, John served as a leader of the Fairport teachers for 30 years. John founded and guided the unique public school charitable giving program called Friends of Fairport, which acted as a pass through of over $450,000 in contributions from employees of the Fairport schools to community groups, including the three fire departments which serve the school district, Perinton Ambulance, Advent House Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Partners in Community Development, and others. 

The Ranking Minority Member on the Planning and Economic Development Committee of the Legislature, John also serves on the Recreation and Education Committee.

After their three children finished their graduate degrees and started their families, John and Patricia moved home to East Rochester in 2008. Their home is in the Town of Perinton and the garage John built in their backyard is in the Town/Village of East Rochester.

Picture of Kathleen TaylorKathleen Taylor (R)

19th District – Greece, Parma

91 Flower Dale Drive
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (h) 585 227-8465

Legislator Kathleen Taylor was elected to the Monroe County Legislature in November 2013. She was re-elected in 2015 and 2019, and is currently serving a two-year term. She serves as Chair of the Agenda/Charter Committee and is a member of the Public Safety Committee.

Currently, Kathleen is the legislative liaison on the Monroe County Jury Board and Board of Health. She is also Vice President of the Town of Greece Munipro Board.

Prior to joining in the Legislature, Kathleen served the Town of Greece as the elected Receiver of Taxes for 28 years. In this position, her main responsibility was the collection of taxes for the Town, County, school, fire and special districts. She was also responsible for the distribution of these funds to the appropriate entities. Over the course of her tenure she has had the opportunity to meet and interact with many residents and business professionals in Greece. 

Kathleen is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in History. After college, Kathleen became the Supervisor in Bank Operations and Customer Service for Security Trust Co, a position that was held until she joined the Town of Greece as Receiver of Taxes. 

Kathleen currently resides in the Town of Greece on Flower Dale Drive.

Picture of Mike ZaleRobert J. Colby (R)

20th District – Greece, Ogden, Sweden

669 Colby Street
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone: (w) 585 753-1922; (c) 585 721-0774

Monroe County Legislator Robert Colby represents the 20th Legislative District, which includes the Town of Ogden and portions of the Towns of Greece and Sweden. Robert was first appointed to the Legislature in 2004, elected that November, re-elected in the fall of 2009, and again in 2011. He left the legislature in 2015 due to term-limits and was reappointed on October 8, 2020, to fill a vacant seat. Legislator Colby currently serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee and as a member of the Human Services Committee.

Outside the Legislature, Robert is very active in his hometown of Ogden. He has been a member of the Ogden Chamber of Commerce for more than a decade and served on the Master Planning Committee since 1999. Robert is also a member of the Ogden Youth Hall of Fame Committee, serving on it since 2000.

A strong advocate for the agricultural community, Legislator Colby has been on the Monroe County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board for almost 30 years, joining the board in 1992. He is a former member of the Monroe County Planning Board and Monroe County Open Space Initiative Review Committee since 2001. He is former President of the Monroe County Farm Bureau, holding the post from 1994-1999, and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1989-1999. Robert served on the Board of Directors of the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc., and Dairy One, where he was a delegate for eleven years before joining the board.

As a County Legislator from 2004-2015, Legisltor Colby was instrumental in implementing numerous policies and laws that benefited taxpayers. He was a co-sponsor of the Monroe County Taxpayer Protection Act, a first-of-its-kind cap on spending that helped control property taxes. Additionally, every budget he supported during his tenure as a County Legislator either cut the property tax rate or kept it flat

Robert is a seventh-generation family farmer at Colby Homestead Farms, Inc., where he has been Co-Owner/Operator and Vice-President for nearly three decades. Legislator Colby graduated from Spencerport High School and earned his degree in Agriculture from SUNY Alfred. Robert is a lifelong resident of Ogden and member of the First Congregational Church of Spencerport. At his parish, he is a former member of the Finance Committee, and is a former Moderator, member of the Board of Christian Action, and Real Estate Committee.

Picture of Rachel BarnhartRachel Barnhart (D)

21st District - Rochester

26 Netherton Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (h) 585 210-3246

Legislator Rachel Barnhart represents the 21st District in the City of Rochester, which covers the following neighborhoods: Beechwood, Homestead Heights, Triangle, N. Winton Village, Neighborhood of the Arts, Culver-University-East, ACE/EMMA, and Northland-Lyceum.

Rachel is a lifelong city resident who grew up in the Maplewood neighborhood and graduated from John Marshall High School. She went to earn her Bachelor of Science in Communication from Cornell University and Executive Master Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Rachel spent 18 years as a broadcast journalist and now does public relations work. Throughout her career, Rachel has championed good government, transparency, accountability and ethics. She is passionate about bridging the digital divide, improving public transportation and finding innovative solutions to address poverty.

Rachel is on the advisory boards of OACES Culinary and Reconnect Rochester. She lives in Beechwood with her dog, Penny. 

Picture of Vincent R. FelderVincent R. Felder (D)

22nd District - Rochester

604 Upper Falls Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940; (h) 585 957-6546

Legislator Vincent R. Felder represents the 22nd Legislative District, located in the southern half of the Northeast Quadrant of the City of Rochester.  It includes most of the Upper Falls and Marketview Heights neighborhoods, along with the eastern half of downtown. Vince serves on the County Legislature’s Recreation and Education and Ways and Means committees.  He was first elected to the Legislature in 2015.

Legislator Felder received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in African and Afro-American Studies from the State University of New York’s College at Brockport in 2003. During his studies, he also served as president of Brockport’s student government and became a member of its chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

As the representative of the 22nd District, Legislator Felder is especially aware of both the promises and challenges that face Monroe County.  The 22nd includes such important cultural and business institutions as the Public Market, the Eastman School of Music, the Genesee Brewing Company, the Strong Museum of Play and the Little Theatre, but also includes neighborhoods that are plagued by some of the highest levels of violent crime and unemployment in Monroe County.  Zip code 14605, which nearly matches the borders of the 22nd district, has an unemployment rate of 19 percent, more than triple that of the county as a whole.  For these reasons, Legislator Felder is most focused on economic development issues.  He is particularly focused on providing affordable and accessible childcare as a gateway for many families to economic stability.

In addition to his duties at the county, Legislator Felder works as a legislative aide to New York State Assemblyman David F. Gantt.

Picture of Linda HasmanLinda Hasman (D)

23rd District - Rochester, Brighton

763 Harvard Street
Rochester, NY 14610
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940

Monroe County Legislator Linda Hasman represents the 23rd Legislative District (LD) in southeast Rochester and northeast Brighton. Her district includes, but not limited to, the following neighborhoods in the city of Rochester: Park Avenue, Monroe Avenue, Cobbs Hill, South Winton Road, Browncroft and Winton Village. The 23rd LD also includes a portion of the town of Brighton centered around Our Lady of Mercy High School and Ellison Park.  Currently, Legislator Hasman serves on the Human Services and Agenda and Charter Committees. She was elected in 2019.

Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the State University of New York College at Oswego. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University in Washington, DC. Linda is currently working on a Masters in Public Health from the University of Rochester. Linda’s public health interests are focused on the two ends of the life spectrum, children’s health policies and advancing quality of life measures for our aging population. 

Professionally, Linda has been a medical librarian for 14-years. She is currently the Assistant Director for Research and Clinical Information at Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Since beginning her career in healthcare, Linda has been involved in research teams, community health projects and helping patients and families access quality, reliable health information. 

Linda lives in the city of Rochester in the ABC Streets neighborhood with her husband Tom and two children Sam and Abby. 

Picture of Joshua BaurothJoshua Bauroth (D)

24th District - Rochester, Brighton

24 Alliance Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620 
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940; (h) 585 429-5445 

Monroe County Legislator Joshua Bauroth represents the 24th Legislative District, which includes Rochester’s Highland, South Wedge, Swillburg, Mount Hope, and Upper Monroe neighborhoods as well as north central Brighton. Currently, Joshua serves on the Ways & Means, Public Safety and Environment and Public Works committees. In addition, he serves as the Democratic liaison to the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Monroe County Sports Centre Corporation, and the Monroe Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation.

Joshua served as President of the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association for four years, as Co-Chair of the Culver Road Armory Task Force, as well as a board member of the Third Rochester Enterprises Corporation. Joshua is also a founding member of Montessori Academy School #53 Parent Teacher Association.

Professionally, Joshua serves as an Associate Director at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he has worked since 2003. Joshua earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster in 1989 and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1993. As a parent, homeowner, educator and neighbor, Joshua is committed to representing all of the 24th Legislative District.

Married to Catherine and the proud father of Anastasia and Xavier, Joshua’s family resides in Rochester’s Upper Monroe neighborhood where they are actively involved in the community.

Calvin Lee, Jr. (D)

25th District – Rochester

19 Shelter Street
Rochester, NY 14611

Picture of Yversha M. RomanYversha M. Roman (D)

26th District – Gates, Greece, Rochester

55 Parkwood Road
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: (w) 585 753-1940; (h) 585-957-5588

Yversha Roman, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, moved to Rochester, New York in 1988.  Within a new environment, she quickly became aware of the harsh realities of community that shaped her into the resilient woman she is today. Yversha’s mother understood the importance and value of a solid education and chose to make many sacrifices, including home-ownership, to ensure that her daughter was exposed to an educational system outside of the reality of her poverty-stricken community. 

Yversha’s upbringing allowed her to experience what she describes as “living in two-worlds”: that of her 14605 neighborhood and the community within her private school education. She quickly realized that the struggles faced by her friends at home were not the same as those faced by her peers at school yet, both communities needed support, this level of awareness has driven Yversha to action since a very young age. 

By the age of 13, Yversha was deeply invested in improving her community and empowering others. Alongside Father Tracey, she pioneered a youth group within her church. At the age of 15, Yversha began working as a community outreach advocate with Action for a Better Community’s Action Front Center. Through her continued community outreach, she learned about grassroots organizations and joined the Spanish Action Coalition. 

As an alumnus from The Aquinas Institute and Nazareth College where she studied Social Work, Yversha has a unique perspective and ability to identify quality of life concerns within our community.

Putting her educational experience to work, Yversha turned her passion for servant leadership and community involvement into her profession. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Yversha enrolled in AmeriCorps. She served two-terms as a mentor and student support specialist at East High school through The Center for Youth Services (CFY). Later, she worked at Monroe High School as Program Manager for the Center for Youth After School Program. Throughout this time, Yversha offered guidance and support to countless students within the Rochester City School District. After providing several years of direct service to youth and their families Yversha was promoted to Assistant Director of School Based Programs at CFY. In this role, she was dedicated to ensuring the quality of services within the department. She helped to train employees and provided oversight for programs such as Rochester Teen Court, Alternative to Suspension Programs and the New Beginnings School. Throughout her professional career, rooted in social work principles, Yversha has learned to understand systems and the need for systemic change. Though she enjoyed working with individuals she know believes she can provide the largest impact at the Marco-level. 

Yversha’s continued service to the community has received recognition on numerous occasions, including “Rochester 10” by City Newspaper, Inspiration in Action award by Latino Rotary and 40 under 40 by the Hispanic Institute of New York State. She has been an active participant on many boards and committees, such as the Advisory Board for the Community Youth Development at Nazareth College and the Healthi Kids Coalition of Common Ground Health. She is the co-founder of Rochester’s Pay Equity coalition, State Board member and facilitator of the Women Elect Program and founding participant of the Monroe County Language Access Coalition. As a mother to be, fiancée and homeowner in the Northwest, she is committed to ensuring our community stays as safe and vibrant as possible for this generation and the next.  

Picture of Sabrina LaMarSabrina LaMar (D)

27th District - Rochester

164 Raeburn Ave
Rochester, NY 14619 

Sabrina LaMar represents the 27th District in the Monroe County Legislature, centered in Rochester's historic 19th Ward neighborhood.  She currently serves on the Legislature's Public Safety and Human Services Committees.

Ms. LaMar is an advocate for “development without displacement” and her vision is that residents become the beneficiaries of their community’s economic growth.

Born and raised in Rochester, Ms. LaMar’s commitment to the City of Rochester is reflective of her personal and professional activities: She is the Assistant Director for an all-volunteer based organization, Rise UP Rochester, whose mission is to establish and maintain a non-violent culture while providing support to families of homicide victims. A recognized leader in the community of advocates, she works alongside community partners in developing and implementing programs that affect change. 

Ms. LaMar currently works as Project Coordinator for the Community Engagement to Reduce Victimization (CERV) project at RIT's Center for Public Safety Initiatives in the Criminal Justice Department. She also chairs the education committee of the ROC Against Gun Violence Coalition. 

As a graduate of Rochester Business Institute, and as an accountant for the past 20 years, she also brings a capacity for sound budget accountability as the representative of the 27th District. In addition to accounting she also brings professionalism and extensive project management skills to the 27th District Legislative seat as continuing CEO of PUSH Publishing.

LaMar is also a member of the 19th Ward Association, Baber AME Church, the Black Excellence/Juneteenth Planning Committee, and Roc The Peace. 

Ms LaMar has two children, Tashmere and Jaiona; and one grandson, Nasim. She lives in the 19th Ward of the City of Rochester.

Picture of Frank KeopetlasyFrank Keophetlasy (D)

28th District-Rochester

69 Michigan Street
Rochester, NY 14606


Monroe County Legislator Frank Keophetlasy represents the 28th District, which includes the Lyell-Otis, Jay-Orchard, Dutchtown, Edgerton and Maplewood neighborhoods of northwest Rochester. He currently sits on the Public Safety Committee and is the ranking minority member of the Transportation Committee.

Frank was born and raised in Rochester’s 28th Legislative District. Having lived in the district for his entire life, Frank understands and shares many of the concerns for the issues that have been impacting the district as his constituents. Frank is a true product of the 28th LD having attended elementary school in the district at school #30 and spending his childhood bouncing around between Edgerton and Campbell recreation centers and the Lyell Branch Library.

Frank is the son of Laotian refugees, Somboune and Phoukhao Keophetlasy. His parents came to the United States in 1980 fleeing war-torn Laos where they ended up settling in Rochester, NY, raising Frank and his two older brothers.

Frank is a Wilson Magnet High School class of 2011 graduate, 2014 Monroe Community College graduate where he received an associates of science in political science and 2016 SUNY Brockport graduate, where he received a bachelor’s of science in Political Science.

Professionally, Frank is a Legislative Assistant to New York State Assemblyman David Gantt. He was also Clerk of the Assembly Transportation Committee. Along with that he is the chairperson of the 28th Legislative District’s Democratic Committee. Frank has been extremely active in his community encouraging and influence the community to get involved and engaged.

Picture of Ernest S. Flagler-MitchellErnest S. Flagler-Mitchell (D)

29th District-Rochester

354 Randolph St
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (w)585-753-1951

Monroe County Legislator Ernest S. Flagler-Mitchell represents the 29th District, which includes neighborhoods in the City of Rochester’s Northeast and Northwest.

Ernest was elected to the County Legislature in fall of 2014 and was sworn in on January 1, 2015. Ernest currently serves as the Ranking Minority Member of the Planning and Economic Development Committee and also sits on the Recreation and Education Committee.

He is a member of the City of Rochester Fire Department and works in the Community Reduction Unit, which is housed in the Public Safety Building.

In 2005, Ernest was a graduate of the African American Development Program. He has been honored by community organizations over the many years for his community involvement and he continues to still stay involved in Group 1462, Rochester Rams Pop Warner Football and is the Founder of Rochester Parents United.

Ernest is an Ordained Elder at the Word of The Cross Church. He attended Monroe Community College and received and Associate Degree in Liberal Arts.

He and his wife Keia have eight children: Bobbi, Alyia, Fphasieth, Odessia, Richard, Ernest Jr, Ja’Mese, and, Jairus Mitchell, and he is a grandfather of two: Derrick Macon, Jr. and Leyah Marie Hill. As a parent, he understands that investing in are youth must be top priority, making sure that they have good jobs, education and the skill set they will need to tackle the world and make this community better.

Ernest is looking forward to serving the good people of the 29th Legislative District.

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