Max is a Democratic candidate for New York’s 11th congressional district which is comprised of Staten Island and parts of South Brooklyn. He is the first post-9/11 combat veteran of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to seek office in New York City. He is a Staten Island resident, living in St. George with his fiancée Leigh.
Max is formerly the Chief-of-Staff for Bright Point Health which, through its network of healthcare clinics throughout New York City, has effectively responded to the evolving health needs of underserved New Yorkers for over 25 years. With Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI), a fully owned subsidiary, Brightpoint operates a health clinic, multiple food pantries, and several substance abuse programs on Staten Island, including a 24-hour recovery center which helps Staten Islanders tackle their addiction
Max is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. From 2012-2013, he deployed to Afghanistan, where he served as an active duty officer, earning a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge. Max continues his service today in the National Guard as a Infantry Company Commander. He is also Ranger qualified.
After his military service, Max worked as Director of Public Engagement and Special Assistant to the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. At the District Attorney’s office, Max played a leadership role in the development of several nationally recognized programs to restore trust between the criminal justice system and the community it serves, including Begin Again.
Max received a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University and M.S.C. in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics. He has also studied at Oxford University.