ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello has officially announced that he's running for Monroe County Executive.
Bello made the announcement Saturday at Workers United Hall on East Avenue.
Bello was appointed to the role of county clerk in 2016, and won another term that same year.
So far, he's slated to face incumbent Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. The Monroe County Democratic Committee will meet on February 13th to formally endorse Bello's candidacy.
"I am running for County Executive because I believe our community needs a government as good as its people," Bello said. "It's time to choose a new way - one that lifts people up, fosters an environment where every family can grow and thrive. In the coming months I look forward to making the case that we can do better in Monroe County, and that our best days are best ahead."
The campaign to reelect Dinolfo released the following statement in response to Bello's candidacy:
“Some sling mud, others get things done. That’s how County Executive Dinolfo cut the property tax rate for the first time in a decade – saving taxpayers millions – helped secure nearly 20,000 jobs, and returned the County’s credit ratings to all ‘A’s’. She has no time for Albany-style politics as usual.”
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