ABOUT ME

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My name is Tracy Mitrano and I am the only candidate with the education, experience and expertise to bring opportunity back to the 23rd District and defeat Tom Reed.

I grew up in the City of Rochester. My father had a downtown restaurant, where I worked and learned the meaning of responsibility and hard work. I have been blessed with a good education, but I think I learned the most from my father’s restaurant.

My parents, Elizabeth and Louis Mitrano, are deceased; I am the guardian to my brother, Louis Peter, 63, who is developmentally disabled and lives in a group home in Victor, New York. I have two children, Nikko, 25, and Samuel, 21. I am currently in a relationship with Victoria Everett, of Horseheads, and a kindergarten teacher in Watkins Glen Elementary.

I have lived in Ithaca for over 30 years, where I went to school, worked and raised my family.  I have a home in Penn Yan, where I hope to retire, and have been a registered voter in Yates County since 2010. I have lived in the Southern Tier since 1981.  In that year, I moved to Binghamton, and later Endicott, to attend graduate school and receive a doctorate in American history.  I have a law degree from Cornell Law School.   

As an educator, I have worked at Keuka College, Ithaca College, University of Buffalo and Cornell University.  As an attorney, I worked in both corporate law and as assigned counsel. 

For 13 years I was the Director of Information Technology at Cornell University. 

Since retirement from Cornell, I have created a successful consultancy and have clients ranging from the New York Public Library, to not-for-profits in support of digital privacy and security (SafeGov) to the Universities of Delaware, Denver and Massachusetts. 

I created a public-private partnership cybersecurity degree for UMass Amherst. I continue to advise UMass on matters of internet policy.  I also direct an Executive Master’s Program in the Park School of Ithaca College.  My current focus is the campaign for Congress.