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.
Originally published in The Observer on October 30, 2020.