With a strong background in finance and a profound understands of business I wanted to
use my skills to add value in the community. That is why I have been involved in local
government for the last three years as a Trustee for the Village of Scotia. My desire to
run for County Legislator came from a realization that these values were needed in our
I believe that government is there to protect and serve the people it represents. While
keeping taxes to a minimum. I have a proven track record in doing this for the tax payers
in Scotia and look forward to extending these values throughout the county.
I am a native of Scotia and reside here with my wife of 15 years, Nicole. I am the father
of four children Nathan Jerard, Zachary Jerard, Noah Jerard and Emma Mathes. I am a
graduated of Siena College with a B.A. in English and have studied abroad at regents
College of London. Currently I serve as a member of the Retail Leadership team for
Berkshire Bank as a VP and Regional Manager for the New York Capital market.
Throughout my seventeen years in banking, I have held several positions of increasing
responsibility with other financial institutions, including Relationship Associate for the
Private Bank, Relationship Manager of Financial Benefits and Branch Manager of several
branch locations. I also run a successful commercial cleaning business and have done so
for the last ten years.