Donnelly for Town of Vestal Councilman

It’s Time for a New Voice in Vestal

Nice to meet you! I’m Stephen Donnelly – a long-time resident, local entrepreneur and family man. As Town of Vestal Councilman, I vow to make a difference for residents and businesses alike.





Why did I run?

In Stephen’s career as president of his marketing and communications firm, Stephen Donnelly & Associates, he interacts on a daily basis with local business owners, municipalities, lawmakers and residents. He is committed to making Vestal a better place for both businesses and residents, growing the local economy and mitigating tax burdens.

My job has always been to develop innovative strategies and new ideas, and I’m excited to bring those skills to local government.

-Stephen Donnelly

I believe that local government truly makes a difference, and addressing the issues our friends and neighbors are concerned and passionate about is the next step for a brighter future.

Here are a few of the issues I plan to tackle in office:

Fiscal responsibility

As a business owner, Stephen knows how to look at the dollars and cents and determine how funds can be better allocated.

Business climate

The cost of doing business in New York State is exorbitant, but Vestal, as the commercial center of Broome County, should be a place where businesses want to be.

Responsible zoning

Though I’m pro-business, I also understand that residents deserve the sanctity of their residential neighborhoods, and that doesn’t include businesses or college developments.

Tax reform

Tax rates for both homes and businesses in Vestal are driving away potential residents and employers; we need to mitigate this to grow our community.

Stephen has worked extensively in a consulting capacity with various municipalities over the course of his career, including but not limited to:

Broome, Tioga and Cortland Counties
Village of Endicott
Town of Union
The Village of Owego

Stephen also serves on the board for the Tioga County Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Greater Binghamton Airport board. He has served in a background capacity for many years, soaking up information and learning as much as he can from contacts and friends like:

  • Senator Fred Akshar
  • Broome County Executive Jason Garnar
  • United States Senator Chuck Schumer 
  • United States Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (and her predecessor Anthony Brindisi)
  • United States Congressman Tom Reed
  • Binghamton Mayor Rich David and many more.   

Now it’s time that I put everything I’ve learned into practice. I feel confident that my experience, coupled with my fiscally conservative and business- and family-friendly ideologies, can make a difference.