Dr. Sunny for Onondaga County Legislature
Time for change, doctor's orders!
My name is Sunny Aslam and I am excited to run for Onondaga County Legislature in District #12! It's time for a change in representation in Lafayette, Tully, Fabius, Pompey, Dewitt and Syracuse. I can't wait to bring my energy and experience serving the community to a legislature that needs fresh ideas and to attack the crippling poverty in our county.
I'm an addiction and pain psychiatrist who lives in Jamesville, NY. I've been a leader all my life, fighting poverty, pushing for greater health care access and collaborating with poor and working class families. I was named the top physician in CNY in 2018, honored by the county medical society for Physician Service to the community in 2019 and earned the SUNY Upstate Leonard Tow Humanism award in 2020 for clinical excellence and outstanding compassion in the delivery of care.
I spend my week working with addicted and chronically mentally ill patients, in the community and through telemedicine. The rest of the week I spend with my two daughters and my partner, Valencia. I also spend a lot of time connecting with various poverty, health and activist groups in the community. I'm on the board of the Onondaga County Medical Society, work with the Syracuse chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, am a consultant to NAMI-Syracuse and attend Plymouth Congregational Church.
Onondaga County's 12th district urgently needs a change in representation to protect our local economy, healthcare and social service needs. Instead of drastic cuts to the budget I support smart growth alternatives and a reinvestment in our county workforce. My opponent is the architect of killing jobs for the county, not supporting farmers and small businesses and instead support large corporations and taking homes away from people. County Legislator Mary Kuhn recently published an article on how my opponent continues to destroy jobs in the county and slash services for people in the midst of a lethal pandemic.
I would propose using our general fund to create jobs, while still maintaining a healthy balance in the fund. Cutting $84 million in services while sitting on $77 million surplus while people die is cruel and inhumane. But it is exactly the approach endorsed by my opponent in the budget. The legislature continues to be called out on its' partisan and cruel actions in many areas. Vote for change Nov. 2nd!