mont blanck Area woman seeks state House seat
am running because I am a native of Tioga county and an advocate of agriculture, Melissa Bravo said.
Bravo, a Republican, said she is very concerned about the future of dairy farming. It a complex issue, she said, that has failed to generate much alarm in government.
are just trying to save their livelihood, Bravo said. am just trying to help agriculture. noted she is an educator with a strong agricultural background who was raised on a farm.
She said Tioga County, which is part of the 68th House District, has lost many jobs in recent years in manufacturing,
the food and gas industries, with agriculture absorbing those negative ripple effects.
aren local and state governments focused on bringing jobs back here? she said. seems like we have outsourced to the point where there is no will, and I want to change that. opioid crisis, she noted, has impacted communities in the Northern Tier and needs to be addressed.
Bravo, 49, has never held public office. She holds a master degree in agronomy and has been a certified crop adviser since 1997.
She is certified to teach through Source4Teachers and is a substitute teacher in the Southern Tier School District.
She had held a multitude of other positions as well.
career has revolved and evolved around a progressive blending of agronomic consulting, investigative research and regulatory mediation and facilitation, she said.