Phil LaTessa is a Financial Expert
The following is from a bio used during Phil LaTessa's run for the State Senate in 2000:
"Growing up in Central New York, small business owner Phil LaTessa learned the value of hard work. A highly successful entrepreneur, LaTessa knows what it takes to turn ideas into realities. Over the past three years, LaTessa's mortgage brokering company, The Funding Source, has flourished. A commercial property owner as well, LaTessa actively lobbied a Rochester business to open an office in the Syracuse area. In three short years, LaTessa has directly and indirectly worked to create many new jobs in Central New York. Phil is a member of the Greater Syracuse Realtors Association. He has volunteered with the University Neighborhood Preservation Association and Home Headquarters and advised the Southeast Asian Center, where he conducted homeownership counseling and advice on establishing credit for recent immigrants. As Senator, Phil LaTessa will fight to bring good jobs, quality health care and our fair share of school aid to Central New York."