Hi! I’m Chris Edes, and I’m running for City Council. Here is some information about me.
I was born in the City of Rochester, have lived here for the last 20 years, and currently reside downtown on Water Street. For the past 15 years I’ve pursued a career in information technology, and currently find employment in tech support at Datto, conveniently located a short distance from my apartment.
Since 2005, I’ve been working to build a viable alternative for people who believe the two party system has failed to provide adequate choices for representation in public office. I founded the Monroe County Libertarian Party in 2007 and served as its Chair for five years. At the same time I served on the Steering Committee of the Green Party of Monroe County from 2011 through 2013.
I have also served as a director of the Rochester Civil Liberties Coalition, on the Board of Directors of the Genesee Valley Civil Liberties Union, and in the Electoral Reform Working Group for Occupy Rochester.
This year, I’m running for City Council in the Northeast District, as the Green Party and Libertarian Party candidate. I have some new ideas I think we can all agree on.
I believe our city government should work for the people of Rochester, rather than the well-off and well-connected. We have the power to make that happen if we choose. If you’d like to find out more, please join us.