Hoping to represent constituents from New York’s 42nd District, Dorey Houle sat down with Vision Times to discuss her views on inflation, restoring public safety, educational budgets, and how to refocus taxpayer dollars to ensure they’re being properly allocated and used most efficiently.
A “principled Republican fighter,” and comprehensive problem-solver, Houle previously worked as a college lecturer at the College of Staten Island (CSI) where she directed a successful American Sign Language (ASL) program.
Houle is also an experienced member of Monroe’s Town board, having previously served as a trustee with the Village of Monroe.
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Raised in Staten Island, New York, Houle moved to the town of Monroe in 2014 and comes from a long legacy of public service. She is the daughter of a NYC Fire Lieutenant and wife of a NYPD officer and retired combat veteran. Her eldest son is also currently serving in the armed forces.
“My husband and I are both members of several law enforcement organizations including the Orange County Fraternal Order of Police. I am honored to be supported by my friends, their families and the vast majority of the Orange County Law enforcement community who truly know that I will always stand in solidarity with them….not just when I’m seeking re-election. They know they can count on me to protect and defend their interest in Albany, the same way that they protect all of us each and every day,” she said.
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“When I talk to people, they tell me how frustrated they are over what politics and government has become,” Houle told Vision Times. “We [politicians] have gotten away from the idea that we are public servants, and we need to ensure that people’s best interests are at the forefront.”
A champion of the people
“My answer to people that vent their concerns with me is that I feel the same way, and that’s the reason I’m running,” Houle said. “We don’t have very good communication between the two parties, and oftentimes we are talking at each other, instead of working together to find solutions for the people we represent.”
Having worked closely with the Monroe Police Department and with local school systems to help establish school resource officers, Houle said she hopes to spearhead the modernization of record-keeping and more efficient documentation in the Town of Monroe.
“I have extensive experience with budgeting, and being able to dig down into a budget to see where the money is being spent,” Houle said.
“I am able to see where improvements should be developed and prepare capital funds to prepare us for things that are going to happen one, two, or five years in the future.”
“This way we won’t have to go into our rainy day accounts. Being responsible with taxpayer money and dialing back spending is something we have been able to achieve, and something I really want to bring to Albany,” she said.
Houle has been endorsed by multiple law enforcement organizations — including Council 82, 10-13 Association, and Orange County Shields.