Marcus J. Molinaro was elected as Dutchess County’s 7th County Executive in November 2011. At 36, he serves as the youngest County Executive in county history.
Marc Molinaro was first elected to public office at the age of 18 in 1994, serving on Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees. In 1995, he became the youngest mayor in the United States. He was re-elected mayor five times and elected four times to the Dutchess County Legislature. In 2006, he brought his passion for public service to Albany when elected to represent the 103 rd District in the New York State Assembly. Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed him to serve on the Governor’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team.
Marc has been leader on Open Space Protection and Farmland Preservation, an advocate to preserve the Hudson River Valley Greenway and a supporter of the Greenway Compact.
As Dutchess County Executive, he has committed to core leadership principles of Focus, Inclusion, Logic and Fairness to best meet the needs of county residents.
Marc has been active in numerous community and civic organizations. In 2010, he was honored with the VV Anderson Award for Community Service by the Anderson Center for Autism.
County Executive Molinaro and family reside in Red Hook.