Peter Yacobellis

Montclair Town Council, At-Large

Peter will be the first out member of the Montclair Town Council

Biography

Peter has dedicated most of his life to public service beginning in U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton’s New York press office in 2004. From there he worked on the re-election campaign for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2004 and then on Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s campaign for Attorney General of New York from 2005 – 2006. From 2008 – 2014, as a state official under New York Governors Cuomo and Paterson, Peter oversaw the Governor’s office for New York City. Highlights from his time there included: managed the Hurricane Sandy emergency response center, oversaw the state’s Office of Rent Administration for Manhattan, and contributed to the successful enactment of marriage equality and powerful gun control legislation. Peter has also served as the Finance Director for Garden State Equality and on the Government Affairs Committee for the Board of the Trevor Project. Most recently, Peter served as Chief of Staff of the team that launched Shop Small and Small Business Saturday at American Express. Peter currently serves as Director of Human Resources and Facilities for Amicus Therapeutics — a biotechnology company dedicated to developing treatments for children living with rare diseases. Peter is a candidate for Councilor-At-Large in the May 12th 2020 Montclair Municipal Election. If elected, Peter would be the first openly LGBTQ elected official in the town’s history.

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