Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed former Irondequoit Town Supervisor Adam Bello as the new Monroe County Clerk. Bello, a Democrat, will replace former Republican county clerk Cheryl Dinolfo, following Dinolfo’s recent election to the office of Monroe County Executive.
The position has been open since the end of last year, and Bello will have to run to keep the seat in November.
“Earlier today, I was incredibly humbled and honored to accept Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appointment to serve as Monroe County Clerk,” Bello said in a statement on the town of Irondequoit’s Facebook page. “Serving as your town supervisor has been a great privilege, and an opportunity for which I am extraordinarily grateful. The faith and trust you put in me to lead this wonderful town that I’ve always called home has been a remarkable experience that I will always cherish, and for which I will be forever thankful.”
Bello had also previously worked as an aide for Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit.
“I am very pleased that Gov. Cuomo has appointed Adam Bello to serve as Monroe County clerk,” Morelle said in a statement. “Adam brings to the county clerk’s office a wealth of talent, experience, and a commitment to public service that will be a tremendous asset to the hardworking taxpayers of Monroe County. I am confident that Adam will bring the same dedication, and tenacity to this new role, as he has during his time as supervisor of Irondequoit. Adam is a dear friend, and partner in government, and I wish him all the best as he prepares to assume this new position.”
Visit https://www.facebook.com/Supervisor-Adam-Bello-537434686358277/ to view the full statement from Bello.