I am from the Southern Tier of Upstate New York...And Live There Now!
Where it all started...Though my ancestry in this land can be traced back to the 1600's, my journey began in Broome County. I grew up in rural NY, with all the country-style living and friendships that go with it! Broome County, south of Binghamton, was a terrific place to live and still is. Baseball, football, swimming, fishing, hunting, jobs on the dairy farm, paper routes, it had it all. We had that classic neighborhood; lots of kids, safe streets for walking, jogging or bike-riding, everyone knew everyone, and kids' ballparks in nearly every yard! Many of the childhood friendships forged in those days have continued to today!
Now that I have been in Chautauqua County for the past five years, my life is all about raising a family with my wonderful wife, Sarah, and our three young children. We are close to my wife's family and with her work as a schoolteacher, we landed in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area. We enjoy New York's great schools and the familiar, rural environment that I grew up with in Broome County. I also have two amazing grown daughters with their own families, and I have five grandchildren.
After graduating from Susquehanna Valley High School, I attended Broome Community College, SUNY Geneseo and The Rochester Institute of Technology. I ended my formal education with the Management Diploma program at RIT, due to the managerial path that I was on with my then-employer, General Foods/Birdseye.
I schooled at SUNY Geneseo in Livingston County and RIT in Monroe County. When I worked in Avon, I lived on the shores of Conesus Lake, and have spent a lot of time with friends on Silver Lake. Whether I lived in Avon, Geneseo, Cuylerville, Mount Morris or Groveland, my time and travels in western NY and the southern tier, helped to shape the person that I am.
My career path afforded me many director-level opportunities giving me the practical experience I need to serve the 23rd District. With a career in the food manufacturing sector, I traveled extensively, and gained experience in every facet of human relations and manufacturing.
In the past 25 years I have balanced budgets in excess of 150M/yr, achieved record/sustainable profits in every location, and secured customer contracts with brand name companies through improved performance. I have been on both sides of the negotiating table with the Teamsters and the UFCW. I have walked a picket line with our striking workers as a member of management. I have been asked by the people of a striking union in Canada to bring the company, the union and the labor ministry, to terms to resolve their strike, when I lived in the USA. And I have negotiated collective bargaining agreements, successfully, where all parties were satisfied. Each of these experiences has added to the skill set that I bring to you for our 23rd District and Washington, DC.
I have learned about America, business, and politics in my travels for work. I have enjoyed the teams of people that I have worked with across the country, the UK and Canada, including Avon and Johnstown, New York; Bentonville, Arkansas; Birmingham, UK; Chicago, Illinois; Mississauga and Brantford, Ontario; Lakeville, Minnesota; and Macomb, Ohio. We need to get some our congressional representatives working as a team for the good of the American people!
With three young children, Sarah and I are busy with a constant round of errands, appointments, homework, playdates, etc., the same as many of you. We get it! We have lived through the lockdowns, quarantines, Covid-everything--vaccinations, masks, tests, remote learning--right along with you. As thankful as we were when the kids returned to school, after being so careful for two years, my family has tested positive for Covid in 2022 - two of us in January and then two in May. Thankfully, we were all vaccinated and we did well with the virus! I also had some help with the prescribed anti-viral, paxlovid.
If you are reading this, you have to know that my children and grandchildren, my wife and my family, my friends and my colleagues, are my motivation to seek public office at this time. The competence of the members in the House of Representatives to accomplish the proper work of legislators is at an all-time low. The worst of the worst are doing most of the GOP's talking and its an embarrassment! The amount of 'mis and dis'-information are at all-time highs! The reality show is over and those that supported that ill-advised movement or continue to perpetuate it (like the Republican primary winner), have to be stopped for the sake of our kids -yours and mine! We need to return to honest, respectful leadership.
I will represent all of us sincerely, professionally, and effectively.
Positions...On further pages of this website, you can review the positions I have on issues. I also realize that as a congressional representative, i would represent the populace of the 23rd District, to the best of my ability.
Generally speaking about the war on Ukraine and the collateral damage to their country, the neighboring nations and the global community is alarming. My over-riding sentiment from our perspective is that what is happening there, could conceivably happen to any of us! We need serious leaders in our government that will work to promote unity within our great nation, and abroad. We need leaders that believe in the inalienable rights of all people, and guarantee those rights for all! We need to be prepared, and know that peace and strength are two sides of the same coin.
When we see a percentage of our nation leaning toward the likes of Putin's style of rule, complimenting his authoritarian rule and his treatment of citizens, neighbors, journalists and political prisoners, we have to reject that out of hand, and refuse to support those candidates or elected leaders. They are the ones that are against democracy. Just because they have twisted it around to call themselves patriots does not make them so!
Help me to help us! On election day, please remember that Langworthy is not the right candidate to represent us in the 23rd. Though I am an Independent, I can represent truly, Republican ideals, and can help to re-brand the party, with focus on the rule of law, personal freedoms, business, opportunity, equality and all that stands for America!
Republicans, True Republicans - Write me in - Tom, Tommy or Thomas Carle - Main St - Fredonia! I can help republicanism re-gain its integrity!