Joseph and Terry Debrino live at the house where Amedore was speaking. Joseph Debrino said he moved into his house in 1994 and was paying $300 per month in property taxes. Now he pays $600 and expects to pay more due to the completion of Rotterdam's revaluation project this year.
Debrino said he is a retired state worker living on a fixed income and said he wasn't sure how long his family could stay in their house if taxes continue to rise.
"We love the home we live in, but we don't love the property taxes," Debrino said. "I think it is great the George is trying to do something about it."
Debrino said Amedore has never been a politician, but has been a leader in the community and is brining a commitment with him to the state.
Amedore said he plans to work with the democratic majority in the Assembly to get his initiatives passed and said he would make his three-point "common sense" plan a priority if elected.
"It is not going to be done overnight, but I will work hard for the best interests of the people," he said. ""