ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello officially kicked off his 2023 re-election campaign Saturday morning.

Bello was first elected as Monroe County Executive in 2019, and is now seeking his second term.

During today’s announcement, Bello highlighted that he would continue building on the reforms and progress that his administration has brought to County government.

“Monroe County is looking to the future for the first time in generations. My administration has
been laser-focused on protecting and improving the lives of our residents, bettering our local
economy, training our workforce and lessening the burden on our taxpayers,” Bello said. “Four
years ago, I ran on a platform of bringing new ideas to County government, breaking down
silos in our community and bettering the lives of all our residents. I am proud of all that we
have accomplished so far and am running for re-election to ensure we continue to build on the
progress we have made together.”

Earlier this week, former Gates town supervisor Mark Assini announced that he will be running for Monroe County executive as a Republican against Bello.

Bello was joined at the event by multiple other officials, including Congressman Joe Morelle and Rochester Mayor Malik Evans.

Assini shared the following response to Bello’s announcement with News 8:

“In the coming months, I look forward to having an open, honest, and frank conversation with the voters about the many problems our community faces and my plans to help fix them. We can do better as a community and I look forward to our best days being ahead of us. I welcome the opportunity to talk about all the issues.”