Chele Farley is running for Senate to provide every New York family with the opportunity to succeed. Specifically, Chele is focused on recapturing the $48 billion dollars more that New Yorkers pay in federal taxes each year than the state receives. By addressing the unfair treatment of NY taxpayers, Chele will invest in the state’s crumbling roads and bridges and to fix the nation’s largest mass transportation system. Chele recognizes that these infrastructure improvements will create jobs, promote the state’s long-term economic health and ease the crushing burden placed on property taxpayers.
Chele Chiavacci Farley was inspired by her parents to work hard, succeed and help others. Chele’s father was a scientist who encouraged her to study math, science and engineering. Her interest in these fields led her to major in Industrial Engineering at Stanford University and influenced her commitment to expand educational opportunities in these fields for all children.
After graduating from Stanford, Chele joined the financial services industry in New York, where she has lived for the last twenty-five years. She worked at UBS Capital and Goldman Sachs before joining Mistral Capital International, which is a private equity investment firm specializing in the real estate and energy industries. As a Partner and Managing Director, Chele is responsible for sourcing, executing and overseeing principal investments around the world. She also is a member of several corporate boards, where she focuses on financial responsibility and limiting spending.
To provide students from all backgrounds with the opportunity to receive an outstanding college education, Chele was the Co-Chair of the East Coast Advisory Board of Questbridge, which partners with 40 prestigious universities and has sent over 10,000 talented low-income students to these schools free of charge.
Chele Farley and her husband, Richard, are raising three sons. Chele served as the New York State Republican Party’s New York City Finance Chair.