Paul Burgdorf, Albany County Legislator
Albany County Legislator
Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.
Residence: Colonie, N.Y.
What kind of music do you listen to?
Old rock, Springsteen, Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones and jazz.
Are you reading anything right now, and would you recommend it?
“The Escape” by David Baldacci… A cyber security and national security thriller.
Current favorite television programming?
“Blacklist,” “Good Wife,” “NCIS,” “Blue Bloods,” “Tiny Houses.”
What was the last movie you saw?
“13 Hours,” the story of the State Department, CIA and Special Forces contractors during the Benghazi embassy attack.
If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would like to have dinner with Pope Francis; he is humble, committed to the public, shuns worldly goods and has set a fantastic example for people of all faiths across the world. He has rebuilt the foundation of the Catholic Church and urges compassion for all. Pope Francis has made a real impact on bringing faith back to the world, while respecting all people’s beliefs.
Describe your dream vacation.
I would love to rent a Villa in the Caribbean, probably in St. Martin, and be able to bring all my relatives; Mom, my three children, their spouses and my grandchildren for a family vacation. It’s difficult as my mom is 91, my son Paul and his girlfriend Hillary live in NYC, my daughter Michelle and her Husband Patrick and grandson Theo currently live in Dusseldorf Germany, and my Daughter Jessica and her husband Mike and grandsons Xander and Maddux live in Latham and have constant activities.
Do you have any favorite hobbies?
Travel, boating, and shooting sports, especially shotgun sports; trap, skeet and sporting clays with my wife Jane.
Describe a favorite local memory.
As a young couple, Jane and I were able to have our house on Chippendale Court built Latham in 1984, where we were able to raise and educate our family. The memories continue as everyone is back on a regular basis.