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I have devoted my professional career to advancing the needs of children and families through the delivery of high quality and cost-effective social service programming. 

I want to apply what I have learned in the nonprofit sector in local government to more effectively meet community needs.

Please read all about my upbringing, my professional experiences and my policy positions.  They are detailed throughout the NEWS section, which includes both my own written material and independent coverage by our local media outlets.  

Read in full, I believe they make the strongest case for why I am running for elected office and how I will be most effective in that role.

Please remember to participate in the primary election on September 12th!


Monday, September 11, 2017 8:03 AM

Being a Working Representative

My opponents have asserted that because they do not work full time, they are more qualified to be your representative. While I may have less disposable time then they say they do, I believe I am far more effective in how I use all of my time.

How many people living in Tompkins County have children, have more than one job, and still make the time to do their jobs well, meet their financial obligations, and love their kids and partners?

How many of us don’t have the choice not to work a second job?

We manage our time and we make it work, because there are people who depend on us.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Carol Chock endorses David Shapiro for County Legislature District 3

David has a proven track record to best represent the interests of City residents within the larger County decision making context. I'll cast my vote for Shapiro September 12.

Friday, September 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Tompkins County Legislature candidates focus on change

“I’m not sure it’s a magic wand, but the thing that I’ll be focused on is looking at the fiscals and looking at how to create more equity in our town,” he said. “Equity refers to housing and making sure people have affordable housing. It refers to living wages and making sure everyone is earning an honest wage in town. And, one of the bigger issues that I’ve talked about, it refers to childcare and making sure that everyone has equal opportunity to high-quality, affordable childcare.”

Friday, September 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Five questions with District 3 candidates for Tompkins County Legislature

David Shapiro also responded to a comment Granison made that service just might not be able to happen. "I think it's a responsibility of the Legislature to make sure all our community members have access to housing, jobs, etc, and so much of that relies on transportation." He also said the community has made a commitment to the environment. To rely less on cars, the community needs to have a robust public transportation system.

Friday, September 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Third District candidates still proving themselves as primary looms

"David Shapiro showed himself to have, probably, the most policy-making experience via his time on the Tompkins County's Mental Health Services Board and advising Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick on his drug plan...Arguably the night's strongest moment came from Shapiro during a discussion of public transportation, and the struggles Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) has had serving the fringe areas of the county. While Granison seemed to posit that the money might not be there to remedy the problems fully, Shapiro shot back that if Tompkins County wants to actually commit to a green future, ensuring access to public transportation is essential."

Committee to Elect David Shapiro
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