Why I Am Running

My campaign will focus on reducing the size and cost of government and increasing the ability of individuals and businesses to grow and innovate. Despite the burden of state regulations and mandates, I believe the county can do more to hold the line and even reduce taxes by finding new ways to fund and facilitate projects in the county. I believe there is still a good chunk of unnecessary spending we can eliminate from the county budget.

This race is bigger than a single county district. It has potential to be a historic starting point for a much needed shift in the political landscape at all levels of government from a broken 2-party system, to one where there is a viable third party with fresh innovative ideas.

About Gerrit

I grew up in Randolph, attended Jamestwn Community College, and graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2004. For the last 10+ years, I have been raising a family and working in Chautauqua County.

I am currently the Secretary of the Chautauqua County Libertarian Party. I worked hard for the Larry Sharpe for Governor campaign in 2018, collecting ballot petition signatures, organizing speaking events for Mr. Sharpe, and bringing awareness to the campaign and party.