Besides being a committed advocate of the New York Health Act, who am I?
I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. I received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and worked as a chemist in industry for several years. I earned an MBA degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo while I worked for my last employer, the Carborundum Company. I worked for Carborundum in various management positions until I established my own business. My business was developing and producing specialized technical fabrics for industrial applications. I am now retired. I am very fortunate to have Medicare which is a good health care program except that it depends on insurance companies to operate it.
My wife, Betsy, and I live in Village of Lewiston. NY.. We have 6 grown children, 5 of whom live in the far reaches of the United States. One, Jeffery Morrow, lives in Youngstown, NY. He owns and operates the Book Corner in Niagara Falls.
From a very early age I have followed public issues and politics, but have never run for public office before. I have long been an advocate for universal single payer health care, assuming that this had to be done at the national level. This seemed beyond the practical political situation in Washington. Then I discovered the New York Heath Act which had actually been first introduced in 1993, but it had never passed either the New York Assembly or Senate. I became an active volunteer in the Campaign for New York Health. I tried to persuade our New York Senator, Robert Ortt, to support the New York Health Act. He was not interested. When he was re-elected to his current term he was un-opposed. Not even a minor party candidate was on the ballot against him. I vowed not to let that happen again.
I encouraged some young progressive politicians to run against him and offered to work to help them get elected. I could not find anyone willing to run against him so I am doing it myself as the Green Party candidate. I am not doing this to make a show or to start a political career. I am doing it because we need the vote in the NY Senate to pass the New York Health Act. Right now the Senate is one vote short of passing this legislation which has passed in the NY Assembly the last 4 years. I am excited that we in Niagara and Orleans Counties as well as the Towns of Sweden and Ogden in Monroe County (NY Senate District 62) have the power to make this happen. This is a lot of power for a little corner of New York State far away from the big city and the power brokers. If the voters of our Senate District 62 elect me, I will be very proud to cast the deciding vote for the New York Health Act on your behalf. We will be leading New York and the whole country to a much better health care system for everyone.
Peter Diachun 840 Page Avenue Lewiston, NY 14092 (716) 754-2830 firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure you are registered to vote. It does not matter in which political party you are registered. Anyone registered to vote can vote for me, Peter Diachun, to get the New York Health Act passed. I will appear on the Green Party line of the ballot this November 6.