For the past two years as your City Commissioner, I have been your voice in City Government. I have been a strong advocate for the residents and voters of Stuart. I have often been the lone vote to protect our quality of life and the neighborhoods that make our city a great place to live, work and raise a family.
I have brought a wealth of business experience including 38 years as President of Thomas F. Campenni Company. Specializing in real estate asset management, we have been a presence in the New York City commercial real estate market for more than 3 decades. I also owned and operated businesses in the garment, construction, retail, hotel and restaurant industries in the metropolitan New York area. I currently hold Real Estate Brokers licenses in Florida, New York, and Connecticut and an Insurance Broker license in New York. In addition, I hold the CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and the CPM designation (Certified Property Manager).
My wife, Polly, and I have owned property in Stuart since 1998, moving here full time in 2006. We have both been active members of the community since our arrival. My involvement has included the United Way, Building Bridges, Gertrude Walden,The Martin County Chapter of the Red Cross, Domino's Cat Rescue League, House of Hope, Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce, Stuart Main Street, Stuart Centennial Chairperson, Stuart Local Planning Agency, and City Hall Task Force.
Our 3 grown children reside in the northeast. Cara and her partner, John, lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She has been a financial analyst for a consulting firm for the past 8 years. Our son, Tom, has assumed responsibility for the day-to-day operation of Thomas F. Campenni Company in Manhattan. He currently resides Manhattan. Daughter Sarah and her husband, Alex, live in Cos Cob, CT. Sarah is the Director of Harbor Watch, a program that provides the people of Connecticut with the data, knowledge, and field expertise necessary to safeguard their waterways, educates citizens about watershed issues, and trains volunteers and student interns through hands-on research.