I first got involved in politics out of concern for my daughters’ education. I didn’t want to sit on the sidelines wondering if I could have made a difference, so I rolled up my sleeves and got involved and ran for my local school board.
After some time as a trustee and then President of the Baldwin School Board, I couldn’t shake my passion for public service and decided I wanted to do more. Now, as a County Legislator, I have seen how mismanaged and corrupt our government is, and that the needs and concerns t of Nassau taxpayers are not a priority.
I have always followed a simple mantra: People over politics.
And that’s why I’m running for County Executive — because I want to give Nassau County the fresh start is so desperately needs. That begins with rooting out the culture of corruption that has had a stranglehold on our government for the past eight years.
I strongly believe that every elected official has the obligation to do what is best for the people they represent. That’s just not happening right now.
For too long our elected officials have treated our government as a jobs program for their friends and families and a PR campaign for their reelection bids.
But we can do better. And I believe I have the vision to turn Nassau around.
I have an agenda that will stop corruption before it begins, and shine a light on the inner workings of government so Nassau residents know we are working for them, not the elected and connected.
I will end the practices of wasting tax dollars on county contracts that go to campaign donors and doling out jobs based on who you know, not what you know. Instead, I will make sure we commit tax dollars wisely and transparently. And I will focus on lessening the tax burden by building our economy. That includes making sure we have the necessary infrastructure, transportation, and affordable housing that will retain and attract young people to the area.
I’ll end the days of the good old boys club corrupting our government and failing Nassau taxpayers. It won’t be easy, but I have always taken the tough votes and made the difficult decisions when it meant benefiting those I serve.
This is who I’ve always been — someone who will stand up and fight each and every day for the people of our great County. That’s what you can expect when I’m County Executive.
Progress has never been easy, but together, I believe we can fix the mess in Nassau, ensure elected officials are working for the public good, and return our government to those who pay for it.