Aaron Gladd for New York State Senate
- New York
Aaron Gladd is a proud and life-long Upstate New Yorker who has devoted his life to public service – putting neighbors and nation first. As a father, husband, combat veteran and experienced public servant, he understands what keeps us up at night. And today he’s standing up for our communities, families, veterans, farmers and small business owners alike. His passion for empowering New Yorkers, compounded by his authentic and common-sense approach to problem-solving, means he isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right. It’s what he’s done his whole life.
Aaron grew up poor, but through hard work and perseverance, he became the first member of his family to go to college, earning a BA and MPA at SUNY Albany. After graduating, he worked in the State Legislature and in 2011 he joined the US Army where he served as a Platoon Leader in the 1st Cavalry Division, including a combat tour to Afghanistan. After four years of service, Aaron moved back home to raise a family and joined the Governor’s office, where he served as the Deputy Director of Policy, leaving that position to run as a full-time candidate for State Senate. Aaron has deep roots in his district, a commitment to public service at home and abroad, and a track record of implementing policy that impacts working and middle-class families.