A career management professional, business owner, special education teacher and mother, Anne Messenger has worked her entire life to help people find opportunities and bring them together. Through her work in both the public and private sectors, Anne has helped thousands of Central New Yorkers find gainful employment.

Entrepreneur • Executive Coach • Community Leader


Anne has won numerous awards, including:

  • Impact Award, Annual M&T/BizEvents Non-Profit Awards, 2014
  • Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow, 2012 & 2013
  • 101 Career Experts All Job Hunters Should Follow
  • Woman in Business Champion, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2009
  • Community Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, 2008
  • Meritorious Service to the Community Award, Thursday Morning Roundtable, 2007
  • Ann Michel Distinguished Entrepreneur Award for Small Business, Syracuse University, 2005
  • Distinguished Entrepreneurial Mentoring and Support Award, SU Whitman School of Management, 2003
  • Women in Business Award, Central New York Business Journal, 2002
  • Academy of Diversity Achievers, YMCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County, 2001



Anne earned her bachelors degree from Wellesley College, teaching certifications from Hunter College and San Jose University, and completed an Executive Program in Economic Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The proud mother of Sarah Longley, a sales leader at CareerBuilder, Anne resides in Manlius.

The scientific community and the overwhelming majority of nations are in agreement that climate change is a critical challenge of our time. Yet our current representative supports the Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and has consistently voted with fringe climate-deniers. Anne has been an advocate for clean air and clean water, taking a stand against hydro-fracking and working toward a greener Central New York. In Congress, no one will work harder for our environment.

Revitalizing Our Economy

Anne Messenger has helped thousands of Central New Yorkers struggling in the aftermath of a job loss by helping them find new employment. She is a founder of the Near Westside Initiative that has helped transform a neighborhood and she led the Community Foundation of Central New York, that has harnessed philanthropic resources to tackle our region’s most pressing challenges. In Congress, Anne will be an advocate for small businesses, workforce development, and social justice that empowers all of our neighborhoods – urban, rural and suburban.


Once a beacon of democracy and human rights, the United States is in full retreat from promoting our values abroad while continuing a seemingly endless war in Afghanistan. While the U.S. State Department scrubs “promoting democracy” from its mission statement, we will soon be deploying troops who had not yet been born on September 11, 2001. Anne will work in Congress to reassert our values and make sure American foreign policy and military power are used wisely.

Watching her husband succumb to heart disease and cancer and dealing with her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease helped Anne understand that healthcare is a basic human right. She is appalled by efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to deny coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and to target women’s health services. Anne supports the concept of Medicare for All so that every man, woman and child in America will have access to the basic preventative care and lifesaving treatment that the rest of the industrialized world enjoys.

Prioritizing Education

Better Health Care for All

Protecting the Environment

Anne knows that preserving the American Dream and maintaining a competitive advantage in the global economy relies on supporting cradle-to-career education. As chair of the board of Onondaga Community College, Anne helped support an important bridge to a better life for a generation of students. As our next member of Congress, Anne will work to halt the disastrous privatization of our public education system and support our teaching professionals.

Leading the Free World

131 W Seneca Street #217

Manlius, NY 13104