David Warren Connelly is a US Airforce veteran, CCC ethics instructor and was the Citizen managing editor 1980s and a business news publisher 1990s.  He served his family as a baby’s stay-at-home dad and tour guide in the 2000s. David is now publishing book about Thomas Mott Osborne

Isabelle Wellauer received her BFA from Ohio University, NY State License for Massage Therapy, Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and is a certified yoga instructor. A small business owner for 18 years, she is also active in her church facilitating local and global mission programs. Isabelle is happily married and mother of four incredible children. 

Jim Orman is a US Air Force veteran including three tours in Vietnam.  He recently completed 16 years as Cayuga County Treasurer and is currently serving as Mayor of Aurora, NY.

Christina Calarco has served as a Science Teacher at AHS for 18 years, received her BA from Hamilton College and MST from Lemoyne College and is completing a five-year fellowship in teacher leadership at University of Rochester. Christina is currently serving as Cayuga County Legislator District 13.

Lydia Patti Ruffini dubbed “marathon woman” by her staff, she has over 30 years of business ownership, manufacturing sales management and HR experience in Cayuga County with several years as appointed national ombudsman. Elected Legislator in a three-way race, Lydia participates in multiple county committees serving our youth, seniors, veterans and small businesses.