District 5

Katherine E. Bonelli 2022

Katherine E. Bonelli

Chairwoman of the Orange County Legislature, District 5

Email Katherine E. Bonelli

Representing the Towns of Blooming Grove, Woodbury, Palm Tree and Monroe and the Villages of South Blooming Grove, Kiryas Joel and Woodbury.

Personal (Pedigree)

  • Resident of Blooming Grove since 1978
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
  • Married to Joseph with one daughter and one granddaughter

Business/Government Experience

  • Town of Blooming Grove Supervisor 1992-2001
  • Former Director, Orange County Republican Committee

Community Involvement (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Former Member Board of Governors, Access for Living, Inc.
  • President, Orange County Federation of Republican Women
  • Chairperson, Blooming Grove Republican Committee

Political Affiliation

  • Republican 
  • Conservative 
  • Independence

Important Issues

  • Economy - affordable tax rate and sustainable economic development
  • Public Safety
  • Water and Sewer Issues particularly in Southern Orange County

County Roles (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)

  • Chairwoman of the Orange County Legislature, 2021 to present
  • Majority Leader, 2018-2021  
  • Rules, Enactments and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Chairperson 2015-2017, Member 2012-2014, 2018-2020
  • Physical Services Committee, Chairperson 2014, Member 2010-2013, 2015-2021
  • Ways and Means Committee, 2014-2021
  • Human Services Committee, Chairperson, 2010-2012, Member 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018
  • Education and Economic Development, 2010, 2011 and 2013 

Special Committees:

  • Member, Orange County Sewer District No. 1 Advisory Committee
  • Former Member, Economic Development and Gaming Committee

County Boards:

  • Former Member, Community Development Advisory Committee