William Burgess for Monroe County Legislator, 29th District

For the last two years, I’ve proudly served our community. I use the skills I’ve developed as a social worker to solve problems, connect people to resources, and ensure Monroe County operates programs and provides services with equity. As a Democrat, my colleagues and I work hand in hand with County Executive Adam Bello to bring needed relief to our neighborhoods.

In 2021, I ran for office on a promise to fight for our families, expand economic justice, and build more equity in Monroe County. Today, I can proudly say I:

Fought for Families by:

  • Investing more than $7M for a neighborhood collaborative, bringing resources to underserved City neighborhoods. 
  • Voting to support $5.8M for year-round youth-workforce programming and $500k to support mentorship through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • Supported more than $40M in pandemic relief eviction prevention dollars

Expanded Economic Justice by: 

  • Supporting record investments totaling over $30M in workforce training in fields like the skilled trades, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare.
  • Voting for $5.8M for low-cost loans to small businesses, including a $1M set aside for minority and women-owned businesses. 
  • Supported a $15 minimum wage for Monroe County workers and contractors.  

Built Equity In Monroe County by:

  • Working with City and Community partners to implement dozens of recommendations from the RASE report building equity and continuing to move the needle. 
  • Voting for $20M in pandemic relief dollars to expand access to broadband.
  • Supporting the launch of a local Minority and Women-Owned Business certification program, reaching over 350 business owners to date.


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Public Safety

I have a record of action, together I have worked with County Executive Bello to increase public safety and focus on our neighborhood.

Equity and Representation

I know the importance of representation. That’s why I led the fight to create six majority black districts in the County Legislature. I’m proud to say I won that fight. With new, more equitable reconnecting with those I’ve served the past two years.

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