(Oceanside, N.Y.)- George Sava, the candidate for State Senate in the 9th District fighting to reduce property taxes, revitalize the economy and reform Albany, brought his campaign for change to Oceanside on Thursday.
Morning commuters at the LIRR station talked about the urgent need to reduce the crushing burden of ever-increasing property taxes. Several work-bound residents related how they’ve seen their tax bills continue to go up even as their home values have dropped.
Waiting for the 6:47 to Penn Station, Dave S. of Oceanside told George he was glad train service was back to normal after last week’s disruption but was shocked old track switches weren’t replaced long before they broke down. “What are we paying higher taxes and fares for anyway? Something really needs to change,” Dave said. “You’d think they’d want to make it easy for us to get to work so we can pay our taxes,” he quipped as he boarded the train.
Next, George visited the Oceanside Care Center before lunch, where he met with seniors and discussed Medicaid and other issues. “Medicaid fraud steals from everyone who depends on the program for their legitimate health care needs,” he said. Thanking a Korean War veteran for his service, George noted that his law firm provides pro-bono services for veterans. George served in the military for over nine years and was deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In the main commercial district, George introduced himself to shop owners and asked about the issues they face meeting a payroll and staying afloat in today’s tough business climate. Rising taxes, fees, rent and insurance costs are major concerns. “I don’t get the feeling the politicians know what it’s like to run a business,” said one proprietor.
George Sava will be meeting with residents at stations, shops and on their front porches throughout the district as he continues his vigorous schedule of person-to-person voter outreach through Election Day.
George Sava, candidate for State Senate in the 9th District, veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and an attorney, is fighting to reduce property taxes, revitalize the economy and reform Albany. His concern for the families in Nassau County, who are being priced out of Long Island as a result of one of the highest tax burdens in the nation, spurred him to run. George supports real and substantial property tax reductions and an end to the decades of waste in Albany where out-of-control bureaucracy has done nothing but waste Nassau County residents’ tax dollars while demanding more from families every year. He lives with his wife and their three young children in Woodmere.
George served in the military for over nine years and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as a Judge Advocate General officer and as the Senior Legal Advisor to the Commanding General for the Theater of Operation. His military honors include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2 awards), the Army Achievement medal (3 awards) and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.
Photo: NY Senate George Sava talks with seniors at Oceanside Care Center.