Name: Melissa Jenkin

Municipality: District 5 (Aurelius & Fleming)

Office Sought: Cayuga County Legislature - District 5

Political Party Or Parties: Democratic and Independent

Age: 39

Family Information: Son - Rielly Jenkin, 9yrs old

Professional And Previous Political Experience: Program Coordinator, CST RAEN - Cayuga Community College. We provide professional development and oversight to 23 adult education programs in Central New York. These programs not only provide education and training to help adults get and maintain employment, but provide local employers the skilled workers they need. It is through this experience that I have an intimate knowledge of the importance of maintaining a skilled workforce for our local businesses, providing education and training to high-risk, at-need populations in our communities, as well as the detailed workings of grant writing and meeting funding requirements.

Education: Baccalaureate Degree in English from Wells College

Message To Voters: I know how important it is for legislators to maintain a strong focus on infrastructure, the health of our lakes, and the quality of our drinking water all while working to keep our taxes down. It is my hope that I can help add a new voice and a new perspective to the existing group of dedicated legislators. Through hard work, determination, and a heart-felt desire to help my community, I will strive to be an asset to Aurelius, Fleming and all of Cayuga County.

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