Meet Stephanie

Stephanie was born in Syracuse and was raised in a family of five children. Her father is a retired military officer and physician and her mother is Dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College.

After graduating from Syracuse University and Buffalo Law School, Stephanie resettled in Syracuse and developed a passionate interest in public service. In the 1990’s she served as Regional Representative for then-Governor Mario Cuomo. In 2001 she ran and was elected to the Syracuse Common Council. She quickly earned a reputation for finding innovative solutions to our city's challenges. She drafted and passed legislation such as the Say Yes to Education Program--which provides $1,000,000 to academic support programs for inner city students--and the Star Exemption Program--which offers seniors tax exemptions to cover the cost of their medical expenses.

Re-elected to Council in 2005, Stephanie and her husband Jack make their home on the city’s east side.