About Tom

Tom Quiter has been a fighter all his life. Diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Type III, he has beaten projected life expectancies, survived thousands of skeletal fractures, as well as the barriers, both physically and bureaucratically, that millions of Americans with disabilities face. He did it all while helping his family on their small farm in Mount Upton, New York.

Tom is actively involved in assisting peers directly. In 2022, Tom founded the Mobility Independence Foundation and currently serves as its President and CEO. He has been a member of the Mount Upton Lions Club, volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary to support our local Fire Department, and is currently a board member of the Catskill Center For Independence. Helping the community is his passion. Tom believes that communities, not state or federal governments, can provide the best assistance for those in need. When all the systems and assistance that be failed Tom, his community was always there to help. As a grateful recipient of a crowdfunded wheelchair and accessible van, he gives any time he can back to those who need help: from peer counseling to volunteer work and helping individuals meet their own needs. Tom’s experience on the Legislative Affairs Committee and talking with seated representatives both local, state and federal gives him a unique perspective on politics. For all who feel that they are battling alone, Tom will fight with you. He is ready to be the advocate who will fight to keep your best interests at the heart of all his work.

Tom’s favorite saying is, “help someone today and be able to live with yourself tomorrow.” He is ready to represent you appropriately as your Town Supervisor. Show your support for Tom by getting involved or writing with your concerns.

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