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Penfield Republican Committee

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Penfield Elected Officials

Penfield Town Supervisor

Marie Cinti

Marie Cinti was elected Town Supervisor on Nov 2, 2021, and took office on Jan 1, 2022. She has most recently served as a Zoning Board of Appeals Member, President of the Penfield Business Chamber, and President of the Rotary Club of Penfield.

Marie works to develop partnerships and alliances with various organizations across town government, schools, businesses, and community organizations with the goal of building a strong community.

While President of the Penfield Business Chamber (PBC), she was responsible for the growth and visibility of the PBC, leading board members to increase the number of events, marketing opportunities, and membership benefits. She also advocated for small businesses at the state and federal levels and formed strategic partnerships with neighboring chambers. Marie also oversaw the creation of #onepenfield and #looklocalfirst initiatives to support the local business community.

As a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, she considered requests from residents and property owners for zoning variances and special permits as outlined in the Town ordinances. Her responsibilities included making site visits as appropriate, listening to concerns of those submitting requests as well as concerned citizens, and having a good understanding of the Town code and effects of granting a variance.

While a member of the Penfield Board of Education, Marie's work focused on policy, financial stewardship, and legislative concerns. She served as co-chair for the Monroe County School Boards Association Legislative Committee to develop and pursue legislative priorities and met frequently with state legislators and Regents both at home and in Albany.

Marie was a school counselor for seven years and later worked at the international non-profit Water for South Sudan. In her spare time, she enjoys beekeeping, organic gardening at the Penfield Community Garden, writing, geocaching, and travel. She has lived in Penfield with her husband and two children since 2000.

Major accomplishments include:

* 2021 Winner, Daniel Penfield Award

* Member Penfield Rotary Club (2010-Present), Past President (2018-2019)

* Member, Penfield Board of Education (2009-2012)

* Volunteer, Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf (2005-2014), Board Member (2012-2014)

* Volunteer, Shepherd Home (2008-2012), Co-Chair Fundraising Committee (2010-2012) 

Penfield Town Board

Bob Ockenden

The Penfield Town Board appointed Robert “Bob” Ockenden to fill an open board position a its Organizational Meeting on January 2. With this appointment, he will complete the term of Paula Metzler, who was elected to the position of Penfield Town Justice in 2019. 

Bob has served as the district administrator for the Pittsford Fire District for the past 19 years; prior to that, he served as station manager. Bob also worked for the City of Rochester as a 911 Center emergency dispatcher and for the Pittsford Fire Equipment Corporation as a sales representative and repair technician. Additionally, he has been active with the Penfield Fire District as a volunteer for more than 37 years.

He is a fourth generation Penfield family member, he knows our community well and brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. As a fire district administrator, he is experienced with municipal operations as well as managing and budgeting tax revenue. 

Debbie Drawe

Elected in November 2019, Debbie is eager to return and continue to serve the residents of Penfield. Previously elected to the Penfield Town Board from 2006 – 2009 she chaired the Public Works Committee. She was the liaison to the Conservation Board, Fire Districts, Historic Preservation Board, Penfield School Districts and Huntington Meadows residents.

Debbie was appointed to the Monroe County Legislature in August of 2009 for the 9th Legislative District in Penfield. She served until term limited in 2019 and was elected by her peers as Vice-President of the Legislature. She was past Chairwoman of the Ways and Means Committee and Human Services Committees. Vice- Chair of Human Services & Public Safety Committees along with past Park and Recreation committee member. See More...

Candace Lee 

Candace Lee is the first Asian American to be elected as Town Councilwoman for Penfield and will begin her four-year term in 2022. She is eager to encourage bipartisan participation on various issues for the benefit of all residents and increase government accessibility and inclusion.

Councilwoman Lee is Chair of the Public Works Committee, in which she works closely with Supervisor Cinti on budgetary matters. She also serves as liaison to the following boards and committees: Community TV, Justice Courts, and Penfield Little League.

Councilwoman Lee earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, and her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She is admitted to practice law in New York and California. She is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and continues to serve on its Ethics Committee.

Councilwoman Lee resides on Browncroft Blvd with her husband and five children.

Linda Kohl

First elected to the Town Board in 1991. She currently chairs the Community Services Committee and Open Space Update Committee. She is past chair and liaison to The Penfield Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, liaison to the Penfield Parks & Recreation...See More

Penfield Town Clerk

Amy Steklof, RMC/CMC

Has served as Penfield Town Clerk since her appointment in April 2009 and was elected to a four-year term on November 3, 2009 and to her second four-year term November 2013. Amy is a lifelong Penfield resident and graduate of Penfield High School ...See More

Penfield Town Judges

James P. Mulley Jr.

Has served as Penfield Town Justice since November 3, 2009. He is employed as Executive Assistant, New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department assisting the presiding justice in the management of court activities in a twenty-two county... See More

Paula Metzler

Paula Metzler was elected Town Justice on November 5, 2019. Prior to taking the bench, Paula was a Penfield Town Councilwoman (2009-2019).

A third generation Penfield resident, Paula is a graduate of Penfield High School, the University of Rochester and Boston College Law School. Paula is also a Deputy Monroe County Attorney, where she practices in County, Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts. She is counsel to the Department of Human Services, focusing on cases related to public assistance and Medicaid eligibility, fraud, guardianships, and financial recovery from lawsuits and estate matters. See More...

Monroe County Legislators

Paul Dondorfer

Paul was elected to the Monroe County Legislature in November 2019. He represents the 9th Legislative District, which includes most of the town of Penfield. Paul serves as a member of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee and Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Paul Dondorfer has served the Monroe County community for the majority of his life. Having been raised in Monroe County, Paul has always felt devotion to the community and serving the residents of our area. After studying fire protection technology at Monroe Community College, Paul briefly left the area to pursue his career as a police officer in New York City.

In 2004, Paul returned to Monroe County to join the Rochester Police Department as a police officer. During this time, he was responsible for handling emergency calls for service as well as serving arrest warrants, drug warrants, addressing street level drug sales and quality of life issues in his assigned area. His experience in the field led him to be promoted in 2018 to Police Investigator, where he has a multitude of responsibilities including the preparation of criminal cases to be presented to a grand jury and eventual trial.

Outside of his career in law enforcement, Paul has also served as Deputy Director for the Irondequoit Volunteer Ambulance and the former chapter manager for the Badge of Honor Association, which is an organization that helps support the families of fallen police officers. With over 19 years in law enforcement, Paul offers a range of leadership skills and community involvement that he can bring with him into proudly serving the residents of Penfield.

Paul and his wife, Bobbi Jo, reside in Penfield with their son Antonio.

George Hebert

Monroe County Legislator George Hebert represents the 15th Legislative District which consists of portions of Webster and Penfield. George was elected in November 2015 and commenced his service in January 2016. Legislator Hebert currently serves as Chair of the Human Services Committee, Vice Chairman of Ways and Means Committee and a member of the Transportation Committee within the County Legislature.

George is active in the local community and serves as a mentor for First Robotics Team 2340 and is an active member of the Webster Health Education Network. George served for 10 years on the board of RDYSL the last 5 of which as President; 5 years as the Chairman of the St. Joseph School Parent Advisory Committee and in several other roles locally.

George earned a BS in engineering (1978) and an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon Business School (1985). He also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Brockport (2014). Legislator Hebert is a retired US Naval Commander where he served in the submarine force as an enlisted sailor and in the surface fleet as a commissioned officer. George also retired from IBM after 27 years as a sales executive. He is married to the former Margaret Bretsch. They have two daughters, Hanna and Emily.