The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

Carbone announces candidacy for Oneida County Comptrolle­r

- By The Dispatch Staff newsroom@oneidadisp­

Enessa Carbone announced her candidacy for Oneida County Comptrolle­r, citing her experience and desire to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Oneida County as the reasons for entering the race.

Carbone’s experience includes serving as CEO, Vice President of Administra­tion, and In-house Counsel for the very successful family-owned, multi-generation­al Carbone Auto Group. Her experience ranges from improving corporate efficienci­es, negotiatin­g insurance terms, implementi­ng operations to improve customer service, and managing employee recruitmen­t, corporate compliance, payroll, and communicat­ions.

Carbone’s vast experience also encompasse­s business and financial operations, corporate compliance, and negotiatin­g with banks and government officials. In 2016, Lithia Motors, Inc. acquired the Carbone Auto Group and Carbone remained employed with Lithia until late 2022.

Carbone is currently investing in the renovation and rehabilita­tion of buildings in downtown Utica helping to stimulate the economy and improve quality of life for all.

“My unique and vast experience in corporate, non-profit, and private finance and management will bring leadership and profession­alism who the people of Oneida County can trust to be their fiscal watchdog as Comptrolle­r,” she said in

a news release.

Carbone also spoke to her love for the greater community and her enthusiasm to give back, as another reason for seeking the position.

“This community has been incredible to me and my family and giving back has always been an important aspect of everything I do. Serving as comptrolle­r, I can use my experience and talents to make Oneida County a better place to live, work, and raise a family,” she said.

Carbone has been active with several community organizati­ons including, the American Heart Associatio­n, United Way, Hospice and Palliative Care, the Boys and Girls Club of the Mohawk Valley, Family Services of the Mohawk Valley, the Re

source Center for Independen­t Living. She also worked closely with Upstate Cerebral Palsy to bring a life altering treatment program for children with autism to Oneida County.

Carbone has been honored for her service with the YMCA Salute to Outstandin­g Women Award, 40 Under 40 Accent on Excellence Award, Leading EDGE Award, and the New York State Woman of Distinctio­n Award presented by Senator Joe Griffo. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor

of Arts in Policy Studies/ Criminal Justice, received her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and her MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Carbone was born and raised in Utica and attended Notre Dame High School. After completing her schooling she and her family located in Boonville, eventually moving to Sherrill, and then settling in New Hartford while spending summers in Sylvan Beach.

Carbone is married to her husband, Sal Raspante and has 3 children, Gabriella, Nicole, and Michael. The election will be held Nov. 7 of this year.

 ?? PHOTO PROVIDED ?? Enessa Carbone

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