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Spectrum News 2020 Key Races: Monroe County Clerk

In February, Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Democrat Jamie Romeo of Irondequoit to fill the Monroe County Clerk seat left by County Executive Adam Bello.

This November, Romeo seeks to keep the position for another four years. Republican County Legislator Karla Boyce of Honeoye Falls is challenging her for the job.

From serving on the New York State Assembly to her most recent stint as the Monroe County Clerk, Romeo has dedicated herself to public service for years. But when life slows down, Romeo is immersing herself in the world of Minecraft with her 8-year-old son Dominic.

Romeo and Dominic have made the most out of the extra time they've had together because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This has been a fun way to do something that's silly, but it's still exercising the brain a little bit. This has been a very nice way to pass some hours rather than just getting sucked into the same old routines where you might be doing the same game, but it's different every time," Romeo said.

Romeo believes the ability to allow one to come with creative solutions to problems has value well beyond the game of Minecraft itself.

Romeo said it’s all about moving forward with the tools that you have considering the circumstances you have.

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