Meet Chele Chiavacci Farley

Chele Chiavacci Farley is no stranger to challenges and overcoming them. Chele was inspired early on by her mother’s entrepreneurial spirit as a small business owner and her scientist father’s consistent emphasis on a STEM education. After years of hard work, Chele made her parents proud by graduating from Stanford University’s School of Engineering and in turn became committed to expanding educational opportunities in these challenging subjects for all children.

After graduating from Stanford, Chele joined the financial services industry in New York. She worked at UBS Capital and Goldman, Sachs before becoming a Partner at Mistral Capital International, a private equity investment firm. Chele’s ethics and expertise have made her a highly sought-after member of several corporate boards where she serves as an authority on fiscal responsibility and advises companies on ways to limit spending and run more efficiently.

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 also is a board member of the WordPress Foundation and she’s active with the Alzheimer’s Association and the New York City Steering Committee.

Chele is running for Congress to provide every New York family with the opportunity to succeed. Specifically, Chele is focused on recapturing the $50 billion dollars more that New Yorkers pay in federal taxes each year than the state receives. By addressing the unfair treatment of New York taxpayers, Chele will invest in the region’s crumbling infrastructure, ease the crushing burden placed on property taxpayers and advance pro-growth policies that will create jobs.

Chele Farley and her husband, Richard, are raising three sons. They live in the Town of Tuxedo in Orange County.