I grew up in Nyack, NY (a suburb of NYC). In 1963 I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a BSEE degree and I worked as an electronics and computer engineer for about 15 years before going to Fordham Law School in NY City. After being admitted to the NY Bar, I practiced intellectual property law in NY City before moving to Albany, NY where I lived and had a generalized law practice for 7 years. In Albany I was on the Legal Committee and the Board of Directors of the Capital Region Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. In January of 2005 I retired and moved to Vermont from Albany. Having been an elected Committeeman and member of the Albany County Democratic Committee, it was natural for me to join the Progressive Party here and I am now a member and assistant treasurer of their Burlington Steering Committee and a member of their County and State Committees. Between March 2008 and March 2010 I served as the elected Ward Clerk in Burlington's Ward 3 where I am also a member of the NPA Steering Committee. The people of Ward 3 elected me to serve on the CDBG Board and on October 26, 2009; the Burlington City Council elected me for a five year term, as one of the five judges on the city Housing Board of Review and the other Board members elected me as Chairman. I have been producing the monthly TV show "Vermont Today" at VCAM (40 episodes so far) and and I formerly produced the monthly call in TV show "Progressive Thought" at CCTV. I like to travel (30 countries), ski and kayak, and was a member of the Champlain Kayak Club for several years. I recently earned an MBA degree from the University of Vermont.
I support the 99% Movement!