An unprecedented year, with successes

Senator George Borrello

Originally published in The Observer

I will never forget the evening of November 5, 2019. It was Election Night and the returns were in. I was going to be the next State Senator for the 57th District. I was overwhelmingly grateful to the voters of our region for trusting me to represent them in Albany and I immediately began formulating priorities for my first year.

Yet, little did I know that my best-laid plans would be disrupted by a once-in-a-century pandemic. Just a little over two months into my first Legislative Session, our state was hit with a major outbreak of the coronavirus, which led to the sudden closure of schools, churches and most businesses. The world as we knew it was forever changed.