Member of Congress, 11th District
From the frontlines of providing healthcare to the underserved and a combat tour in Afghanistan to the halls of Congress and the Pentagon, Max Rose has spent his life fighting to build a better New York City and America, no matter the cost.
Over the course of two years, Max was rated as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress in the country. He kept his promise to reject all Corporate PAC and federal lobbyist donations, and secured an impressive list of wins including, but not limited to: permanently funding healthcare for our 9/11 heroes, securing millions of dollars for the opioid epidemic, cutting red tape to kickstart the East Shore Seawall, enacting split-tolling and other key measures to reduce traffic at no extra cost to his constituents, protecting toll discounts, and pioneering an effort to reunite families torn apart by President Trump’s Muslim ban.
When the Pandemic struck, Max ensured that Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn took a back seat to no one. In March 2020, while serving as a member of Congress, Rose successfully advocated for one of New York City’s first drive-through testing sites to be placed in his congressional district. He also deployed with the U.S. Army National Guard to assist New York City's coronavirus pandemic response. He is credited with turning a Staten Island psychiatric center into an emergency hospital for patients with COVID-19, successfully leading the advocacy effort to deploy the Comfort Naval Hospital to New York City, and he stood up to both parties in order to bring home billions of dollars in desperately needed COVID relief.
Following the 2020 elections, Max served in the Biden Administration as the Senior Advisor on COVID to the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, responsible for coordinating the Department of Defense’s internal COVID response as well as its support to the national and global effort. For his service in the Pentagon, Max received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, which is the second highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense to non-career Federal employees.
Max Rose graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in history and earned a Master of Social Science from the London School of Economics. His decorations include the Ranger tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.
Max is married to Leigh Byrne, and they are the loving parents of their son, Miles.
Civil Court Judge
As a native Staten Island resident and business owner, I have grown up personally and professionally in our borough. I am fully invested in our community – I live here, work here and raise my family here. I appreciate the opportunities given to me to volunteer my time to various educational and athletic institutions, building strong relationships among a diverse cross-section of our neighborhoods.
For the past 27 years, I have been privileged to represent the people of Staten Island. Beginning as an Assistant District Attorney and then building a private law practice, Staten Islanders have trusted my judgment and abilities to resolve their most serious legal issues. Inspired by Staten Island’s distinguished judiciary, I would be honored to serve our community as a Civil Court Judge.
My years of representing public needs and individual clients who are faced with significant struggles such as injury, arrest, family disputes, business disagreements and substance addiction gives me the understanding and insight to communicate effectively with people in crisis situations and help them resolve a wide range of problems. The integrity of this process is what our local Civil Court is all about.
My career path has instilled in me the temperament and discipline to analyze the issues presented to judges every day. If elected to serve you as Civil Court Judge for Staten Island, my priorities will be simple: I will use my knowledge and experience to reach fair, impartial and just decisions while maintaining an efficient courtroom.
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