Opt Ed: Assemblyman Lupinacci’s Open Letter to Constituents
November 6, 2014
by Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station)
This past Tuesday, the people of the 10th Assembly District have once again given me the honor and privilege of being their representative in Albany. As an Assemblyman, I fully understand how important it is to ensure that my work in Albany reflects the needs and concerns of my constituents. Fortunately, I have an active and involved community that constantly keeps me apprised of its interests, and for this I am extremely grateful and will continue to rely upon.
In my second term, I intend to build upon the successes of the last two years, especially with respect to education. I will continue to ensure that our local public schools not only remain the best in the state, but also get their fair share of state education aid. Just as important, we need to alleviate one of the most substantial burdens that plague many of our schools – unfunded mandates. Additionally, having high quality, compassionate, and local mental health services for our children is vital in order to secure a healthier and happier future. Therefore, I will remain fully committed to keeping inpatient services available at Sagamore Children’s Center.
Going hand-in-hand with education is an economic environment that is conducive to growth for small businesses. In recognition of this fact, I will do everything I can to help keep taxes low and put in place other incentives to make New York a business-friendly state once again. Creating and maintaining these conditions will not only benefit entrepreneurs and businesses, but it will also create the opportunities we need for our young talent entering the workforce.
All of the aforementioned would be for naught if public safety is compromised. The tragedy that befell our community at Legal Seafood must never be repeated. I was fortunate to have led a bipartisan effort to pass legislation that will require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in establishments which emit the dangerous gas. I will continue to impress upon the governor how important it is to sign this legislation which is on his desk awaiting his signature.
There is a lot of work that needs to be done, but I will tackle the challenges with zeal and my constituents in my mind at all times. I ask that you continue to feel comfortable reaching out to my office whenever you have issues related to state or local government.
I thank you again for the trust and support you have so generously bestowed upon me.
Chad A. Lupinacci, Member of Assembly, 10th District
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