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MARC COVIELLO

MARC COVIELLO (R)
DISTRICT 22

Representing the people in Beekman/Union Vale


Member of:

  • Budget, Finance, and Personnel Committee
  • Environment Committee
  • Budget, Finance, and Personnel Sub Committee To Interview Candidates for Appointments
  • Sex Offender Management - Liaison
  • Veterans Affairs

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Marc is a long time resident of Beekman, NY and is a graduate of our local Arlington high school. He joined the U.S Army on February 15,  2010 and in January of 2011 was deployed to Iraq with the 1st Calvary Division in support of Operation New Dawn. Marc was quickly promoted to Sergeant and was the youngest Sergeant in his entire battalion at that time. In 2013-2014 he deployed to Afghanistan with 10th Mountain Division attached to 3rd Special Forces Group. He received a Purple Heart Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with VALOR on February 10, 2014 during an intense enemy ambush. Marc was inducted into the NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame in May of 2015.

After Marc finished his time in the United States Army, he went on to found the Hudson Valley Hero Project, a nonprofit organization for local veterans. As the Executive Director, Marc is the key management leader of the organization and is responsible for overseeing the entire administration. The Hudson Valley Hero Project has assisted many veterans thoughout our local area dealing with financial hardships, battling cancer, paraplegic disabilities, as well as affording scholarships to veteran college students. Marc was selected by the Regional Chamber of Commerce for the 2016 "forty under 40" award for his strong commitment to his community.

In November of 2015, Marc was elected as the Dutchess County Legislator of District 22, representing the towns of Beekman and Union Vale. He currently serves on the Budget, Finance, and Personnel committee, Environmental committee, Veterans Affairs committee, as well as the legislative liaison to the Sex Offenders Management Advisory committee. Marc also serves on Senator Murphy's Veteran Advisory committee and has received special congressional recognition from Congressman Chris Gibson for his invaluable service to his community.

His awards and decorations include:

The Combat Infantry Badge

The Expert Infantry Badge

The Purple Heart Medal

Army Commendation Medal With Valor

Army Commendation Medal (x3)

Army Achievement Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal

Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon

Army Good Conduct Medal

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Expert Weapons Qualification badge

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