Who I Am
I was born in Endicott, raised in Vestal, and attended Binghamton University, where in 1995, I received degrees in Computer Science and Economics.
After college, I moved to California to work in the burgeoning software industry of the San Francisco Bay area. Three years later I returned to Broome County to help my family with their business, Our Country Hearts.
When I returned I lived on Binghamton's Southside for 8 years, then I moved to Endwell in 2009 to enjoy the quality of life that the Town of Union has to offer. My neighborhood is safe, clean, and friendly.
I'm a property owner with a classic 1950's house in the heart of Endwell. I pay town, county, school, state, and federal taxes like everyone else. And I'm just as annoyed by the state of our state as you are!
I’m deeply involved in several small businesses. They are a reflection of who I am.
I’m a Business man: My businesses specialize in providing personalized services & products that are superior to what our competitors offer for the same price. Each of these businesses must operate efficiently, within a budget, while simultaneously giving our customers what they want. I run efficient organizations.
I’m a Community-builder: Each of my businesses is a partnership between myself, family, partners, employees, and the community. We succeed by listening to our customers and building long-term relationships with them. Our success has come from developing the best possible solution for as many people as possible, while not ignoring those who have not yet discovered us. Without community there are no businesses, no jobs, and no opportunities.
I’m an Entrepreneur: Since joining my family in business, it has grown from 4 employees to 25. Meanwhile, I’ve worked with others to create several more successful businesses. All of these endeavors provide jobs to workers and bring opportunities to our community. When I see opportunity I seize it.
I've become Broome County Legislator because I want to help our local government serve each member of our community better. I use my business experience to make government efficient, my community-building experience to make it personal, and my entrepreneurial spirit to seize important economic & social opportunities.
While I prefer less government, it’s actually more important to me that whatever government we have is well-run, fair, and responsive to the people. I intend to achieve that by asking a lot of questions of government and listening to my community for answers.
Please feel free to Contact Me with any questions or ideas you have about our local government.
Our Country Hearts
1998 - Current
2009 - Current
Senator Akshar's Office
2015 - 2018
1999 - 2004
BARRA Global Equities
1995 - 1998
Information Theory, MS
Computer Science, BS
Vestal High School