Sheri LaGreco

LaGreco announces candidacy for seat in Rome’s Third Ward

Published Oct 18, 2017 at 4:00pm

Sheri LaGreco has announced her candidacy for the Third Ward seat on the Rome Common Council, and has the endorsement of the Central New York Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

LaGreco, age 48, of 307 Ridge St., is making her first run for public office.

She is a graduate of Rome Free Academy’s class of 1988, and attended Johnson and Wales University.

She was a corrections officer for the county 1990-1995, and has been a receptionist at Costello Eye Physician and Surgeons for the past two decades.

LaGreco is challenging incumbent Republican Kimberly A. Rogers, and will appear on the Democrat and Independence Party lines in the Nov. 9 general election. In her announcement, she said: “The reason I am running for public office is simple: I want to improve the quality of life for every individual and business located here.”

“When issues of improving public safety, promoting economic development, building strong neighborhoods and improving government operations confront us every day, the opportunity to elect new leaders and collaborative voices for public office becomes essential,” LaGreco added.

She also announced she has received the endorsement of the Central New York Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

“We feel that you will support and fight for the issues that will help benefit not only the 19,000 union members that make up our labor council, but all the working families in your area,” wrote Labor Council President Patrick Costello.