Jesse Roshia announces election bid for Watertown City Council

WATERTOWN, NY – Lifelong Watertown resident, Jesse C.P. Roshia, announces his candidacy for Watertown City Council. For the past 13 years, Mr. Roshia has been working in a leadership capacity in the non-profit sector. He hopes to bring a fair and consistent voice to City Hall for all Watertown residents. Mr. Roshia is committed to setting personal and political interests aside, and serving for the public’s benefit and wellbeing.

“I’m not coming in with a political agenda or looking to make a name for myself. I just want to serve my community,” Mr. Roshia said. “I believe this role requires someone that is in it for the long haul. Watertown is the place where I will continue to raise my young family. I want to be an advocate not only for them, but for all local families. I have a vested interest,” he said.

When it comes to issues of concern, Mr. Roshia’s primary focus will be fiscal responsibility for city taxpayers. “This will always be at the forefront of my decision-making process” he said. He is also committed to exploring professional, educational, and recreational opportunities for Watertown residents. “Our city develops a wealth of talent. It is our job to nurture it. I want to help provide an example for the next generation and show young people you can remain local, or return home to Watertown and have a successful and fulfilling life in this great city.”

Mr. Roshia, a 1999 graduate of Watertown High School, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Government from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Clarkson University. Professionally, Mr. Roshia is a Certified Human Resources Professional, working in Human Resources and Operations. Currently, he is the Manager of Education Services at Samaritan Medical Center. Mr. Roshia was also previously on staff for several years at the Children’s Home of Jefferson County. He is a 2009 graduate of the Jefferson Leadership Institute, and was selected in 2012 as one of NNY Business Magazine’s “20 under 40: Northern New York’s Emerging Leaders.” He also currently serves as the chair of the Jefferson County Youth Advisory Board.

“I love Watertown. My wife, Tara, and I are blessed to be able to raise our son and daughter here. I am excited for this opportunity to give back to the city. I promise to bring to the table an uncompromised work ethic, along with the ability and willingness to solve tough issues. As we continue to revere our rich heritage while moving forward into the future, I am confident my experience balancing budgets, involvement in labor negotiations, and shaping policy, will help the city of Watertown achieve its full potential. Mr. Roshia added “If elected, I am certain I will be the committed, transparent, and consistent voice the people of our city are looking for.”

Jesse Roshia has launched a campaign Facebook page.