Schenectady County Legislature Elects Sara Mae Pratt of Glenville to fill Open Legislature Term

The Schenectady County Legislature elected Sara Mae Pratt during a May 14, 2019 Legislative Caucus Meeting to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Rory Fluman who was appointed the new County Manager.

“We are excited to bring Sara Mae and her expertise as a small business owner and community leader to the Legislature,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature.  “Ms. Pratt’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to our community will be welcomed on the Legislature and I’m sure she will do a great job representing all of the residents in District Three.”

Ms. Pratt is the owner and founder of the popular Puzzles Bakery & Café in downtown Schenectady.  Puzzles is a social enterprise that employs developmentally disabled adults and simultaneously serves the public delicious food, along with a more compassionate attitude toward marginalized members of society.

“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to serve as a member of the Schenectady County Legislature representing Glenville, Niskayuna, and Scotia,” said Ms. Pratt.  “It has been my life’s work to stand up for individuals who can’t always advocate for themselves.  I am excited to now bring my talents to Schenectady County where I hope to help even more people and have a positive impact on our community.”

Ms. Pratt grew up in Rotterdam and Niskayuna and currently resides in Alplaus with her husband and son.  She has a BA in Government and a BA in Anthropology from Skidmore College.

“I am proud to have nominated Sara Mae Pratt to serve as a member of the Legislature,” said Majority Leader Gary Hughes, “Her advocacy for developmentally disabled people and her small business experience will serve her well as a member of the majority caucus.”