Pat Strong is a small business owner who has spent the last 15 years helping homeowners, businesses and local governments save money by saving energy. She’s a business leader who has worked as a volunteer to demonstrate the power of the arts as an economic driver in upstate New York. She is a parent who understands the importance of fair and equitable funding for both rural and urban schools. Pat is the Democratic challenger to Sen. George Amedore in the 46th State Senate District. A lifelong Democrat, she believes that the success of our communities ought to be measured by the support we provide to their most vulnerable members. She believes health care is a human right for everyone,. And she wants to lessen the burden of the property tax on homeowners. When elected, she will join efforts to find more holistic solutions to the opioid epidemic that is tearing at the fabric of our communities.