About Sara

Sara Idleman has been serving as Supervisor for the Town of Greenwich and as member of the Washington County Board of Supervisors since 2010. Re-elected to her fifth term, Sara continues to work to improve quality of life, boost tourism, preserve farmland, and expand health and human services for residents throughout the region. She’s an experienced leader, a pragmatic problem-solver, and a tireless advocate for Upstate New York.

A lifelong resident of Easton and Greenwich, Sara has deep roots in New York's 21st Congressional District. She grew up on a dairy farm, owned and operated a small business, and taught Government and American History in Cambridge and Greenwich central schools for 25 years. She understands the challenges that so many small businesses, farms, rural towns, and residents in our region face on a day-to-day basis and is dedicated to representing that voice in government.

Sara will fight for the resources we need to invest in our local economy, our infrastructure, our healthcare, and our education. She will support policies and projects that preserve and improve our quality of life. And she will work tirelessly to give the hard-working people of our district a strong voice, the support they need, and the respect they deserve from their representative.

Sara earned her bachelor’s degree in History, Government, and Education and her master’s degree in Reading Education from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. She is Chair of the Community College Committee for the Washington County Board of Supervisors, and she is an active member of the NYS Democratic Committee, NYS Democratic Rural Committee, and the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). She is a mother, stepmother, and grandmother. She lives in Greenwich with her husband, Tom.


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