Driven to help people.
Paul Feiner discovered his passion for helping others when he was in elementary school. Paul found his opportunity to help many people when at age 12 he became a volunteer for the successful 1968 U.S. Congressional campaign of Ogden Reid. Paul wanted to emulate Reid, thinking, “I can help thousands of people as an elected public servant”. Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University in 1978, with Phi Beta Kappa honors and earned his legal degree from St. John's Law School in 1981.
At age 16 Paul chaired the Teen Democrats of Westchester, when he championed creation of the still-popular Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway. In 1982, Common Cause gave him their Public Service Achievement Award, citing his "force of imagination, initiative and perseverance that have made an outstanding contribution to the public interest in the areas of government performance and integrity.” Paul won this tribute with his successful campaign to open Westchester County Board of Legislators committee meetings to the public. Common Cause also honored Paul for starting the Westchester-NYC express bus service.
In 1983 Paul won election to the Westchester County Board of Legislators where he secured additional open government reforms, including meetings with public speaking access. In 1986 he established the "Have a Heart for the Homeless Committee" which helped over 400 families avoid homelessness.
Paul was first elected Greenburgh Town Supervisor in 1991. He helps thousands of people each year live better lives. Paul loves his job and dedicates himself each year to out-doing himself in improving the Town’s qualities that make Greenburgh a great place to live.
Married for 18 years, Paul and his wife, attorney Sherrie Brown, have a wonderful daughter, Julia. Paul’s father volunteers his expertise to the Town weekly. Paul’s parents Phil and Sylvia, his immediate and extended family are active in his campaigns.