I am a Long Island native.
Growing up, I became acutely aware my home was suffering. The beautiful natural spaces I once played in and admired were destroyed for unnecessary commercial use. Meanwhile, businesses that had been in existence for as long as I could remember were forced to close down. At the height of the financial crisis, I watched helplessly as millions of families, including my own, struggled just to survive.
Over time, I came to realize that I could make a difference. Whether it was a successful petition to school administration for reasonable disciplinary measures, or meeting with other young people to advocate for change, I tried my hardest to build an island closer to the one that I dreamed of.
I have become frustrated with my elected officials. I see the injustices brought by those in power, and aim to correct them. As a team member for local elections, I constantly speaks with upset and angry constituents. I see college students working 60 hours a week to afford full time education, and senior citizens barely surviving in a harsh economic climate. I recognize that no one is being truly represented.
If elected, I will work everyday with passion to restore Long Island. I will fight for economic and social equality. My plans will help to increase the quality of life for everyone, from all walks of life. I will stick to my values, call out corruption, and help to usher in the new generation of leadership that New York needs.