About Todd

Todd has dedicated two decades chronicling the lives of people and businesses while watching over Rochester with his reporting and work in the private sector. Now he wants to put his diverse background and heartfelt interest in the city he calls home to serve in the State Assembly representing the people of the 136th district.

My Pledge to the People of Rochester

I am committed to advocating on behalf of the people of Rochester’s 136th State Assembly District to ensure a better future for our community—one that provides hope, opportunity and prosperity.

To accomplish this the State Legislature must work to improve New York’s economic climate, paving the way for increased job creation and improved economic vitality. Collaboration and partnering will be my guide—not political partisanship, personal gain or professional advancement.

Personally, I will work to reform antiquated laws that act as barriers to business success and economic growth. I will work to create more partnerships between the public and private sector to match employers with job seekers.

I believe it is essential we work together to ensure schools are adequately funded to meet the challenges facing education today. The safety of our schools and our children is of paramount importance to me.

I promise to fight for equality, including equal rights on behalf of women, the LGBTQ community and everyday workers. We cannot afford to allow these rights, which so many sacrificed to obtain, to erode.

I will advocate tirelessly for the Rochester community and Upstate New York’s interests to secure equitable funding for our region. I understand the importance of relationships and will be visible, engaged and accessible to constituents. By working together and using the myriad of resources available to those who call New York home, we can and must do better.

My commitment and interest in giving back to Rochester is sincere. I pledge to deliver on behalf of the people of the 136th District and never take for granted the confidence you place in me as your representative.

Thank you.

Todd Grady, Democratic Candidate for New York State Assembly

Legislation Todd Grady Will Support

Building a public database of projects and jobs created by companies receiving economic development subsidies and the cost per job to taxpayers.

Restoring oversight by the state Comptroller’s Office, allowing it to review contracts for State University of New York construction projects.

Allowing cameras on school bus stop arms to dissuade drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses.

Providing a tax credit to assist family caregivers to offset expenses such as home delivered meals, rides to medical appointments and senior adult daycare.

Mandating every hospital and nursing home adopt minimum staffing requirements, establishing adequate nurse-to-patient ratios in all facilities.

Prohibiting the state from approving any trash incinerator near the Finger Lakes if a landfill or another waste management facility are within 50 miles.

Todd’s Top Priorities

I will fight to:

  • Ensure Rochester is getting its fair share of state aid to fight poverty, adequately fund education and create economic development opportunities.
  • Control spending to put an end to escalating property taxes that adversely affect household budgets, especially the budgets of our senior community.
  • Lower escalating health care costs, which impact every individual, family and business in our area.
  • Require better oversight of the state’s $8 billion a year spent on economic development initiatives.
  • Build coalitions among educational institutions, employers and job seekers to address the labor shortage by improving the pool of qualified workers.
  • Bring an end to corruption and discord within state government and demand transparency at all levels of state government.
  • Secure funding for infrastructure improvements, including funding to repair bridges and roads.
  • Ensure the reliability of utility infrastructure statewide by holding energy providers accountable.

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