BA In Communications Adelphi University
The biggest issues to me are the Suffolk County Debt, Deficit, Drugs and Gangs. With an increase in illegal fees of close to $92 million dollars over the last two years implemented by the democratic majority how is it the county still has close to a $200 deficit and $2 billion dollars in debt? The County is spending too much money and that needs to be curtailed in a big way.
Shared services is always something to consider however we have to be careful of cost and services. Sometimes it could cost more than money saved.
The legislature needs to make resources available in every way to law enforcement. The County may have to consider less spending in areas and make those funds available to police in terms of specialized gang units.
I received my higher education at Wesleyan University and University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After graduating medical school, I moved on to St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, where I completed my Internship and Residency in Surgery. My residency in Otolaryngology was at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and I completed my fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Miami.
I am committed to enhancing the well-being, and safety of our communities. Top priorities include, keeping our neighborhoods drug and violence free, providing opportunities for our youth, protecting our waterways, investing in infrastructure and economic development, and addressing the fiscal challenges faced by the county. It is my belief that the government must serve the people.
Taxpayers want to see multiple levels of government working together to use tax dollars efficiently while providing the services. That's why I'm excited about Suffolk County's Shared Services Plan. It will produce property tax savings through the county, towns and villages sharing the cost of information, skills, equipment, information and a procurement consortium. It's common sense government.
There’s no simple solution, but by working together with all community partners and our law enforcement, we create a fabric of support, opportunities, and intervention needed to tackle this problem.The legislature serves as advocate for the people and liaison between the various groups to work simultaneously on this issue. I'll continue working with our partners to address this issue.