District 17 Candidate: Dana Stilley, Democratic/ Working Families

District 17 Democratic and Working Families candidate Dana Stilley has been a resident of Orangetown her entire life. After graduating from Tappan Zee High School, she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University, as well as an MBA in Finance and Management Science from Columbia Business School. Stilley also earned a PhD from Old Dominion University. Currently Dana is an adjunct faculty member at Dominican University, and she is the Founder and CEO of The Stilley Agency, an education consulting firm. Stilley and her husband have one son.

Stilley is a current member of the South Orangetown School Board, where she served as president last year. On the Board she was “instrumental” in adopting a $49 million bond project to upgrade facilities and enhance security measures throughout the district. Currently, she also serves on Meals on Wheels, Venture Together, and the Rockland Negro Scholarship Fund. She has “a proven track record of taking action and getting things done.”

Stilley also has “a wealth of experience and expertise in finance, education, and leadership that will be an asset to the county legislature.” Major objectives, if elected, are to lead with fiscal responsibility and transparency, adopt a climate action plan, provide gun safety reform, and seek to address the lack of affordable housing throughout the county. She is endorsed by the Working Families Party, Eleanor’s Legacy, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, and 314 Action.

Stilley has spent much of her adult life advocating for others. She is a collaborative leader with the skills, compassion, and temperament to move Rockland forward. Stilley says that “Rockland needs leadership that will lead fearlessly, with enthusiasm and integrity.” She “welcomes the opportunity to serve.”

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