Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor is a former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and a devoted father and husband. In addition to serving as the Ranking Member of the Assembly Banks Committee, Lalor is a member of the Governmental Operations, Small Business, Economic Development and Corporations committees. Lalor has voted against every budget bill that has come before him because they spent and taxed too much. He is a sponsor of the Small Business Full Employment Act to provide tax and regulatory relief for small businesses. Lalor graduated from John Jay High School, received his BA from Providence College and his law degree from Pace Law School. He is currently a practicing attorney at his own firm in Dutchess County. Lalor is a member of many civic organizations and coaches youth football and baseball.
Laurette Giardino is the Chairwoman of the East Fishkill Democratic Committee and has lived in East Fishkill for the last 35 years. A lifelong activist, in 1993 Laurette founded the Mid-Hudson Valley Gay/Lesbian Professional Alliance and later founded an award-winning LGBTQ regional newspaper. She spent time as a Committee Chairperson and Endowment Board member for Greystone Programs offering services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Laurette previously served as President of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the National Organization for Women and volunteered with the Poughkeepsie Y.W.C.A., where she conducted workshops on domestic violence, racism, sexism and homophobia. In addition to her work as an activist, Laurette spent the early days of her professional life as an Assistant Controller for a regional business in New York City before becoming a full charge bookkeeper. After moving to the Hudson Valley, Laurette opened her own business, “Hopewell Video,” a video store in Hopewell Junction.
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