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November 8, 2016 — New York General Election
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Member, District 5New York State AssemblyNovember 8, 2016New York General Election

November 8, 2016New York General Election

New York State AssemblyMember, District 5

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Assembly members are elected to two-year terms. They draft and vote upon legislative proposals and constitutional amendments, as well as approve the state budget.
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Social Work
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  • Long Island Economy and Jobs
  • Increase State Aid for Public Schools
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
Profession:Social Work
Neighborhood Aide/ Finance Analyst, Suffolk County Department of Social Services (2008current)
Board Member, Islip Town Youth Bureau — Appointed position (20072015)
Board Member, Sachem Board of Education — Elected position (20052008)
Co-Founder and Co-Honorary Chair, Sachem Legislative Committee — Appointed position (20052008)
State University at Stony Brook Master of Arts, Public Policy (2015)
Adelphi University Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Communications (2007)
Suffolk Community College Associate in Applied Sciences, Business Management and Communciations (2002)
Volunteer/Fundraiser, Police Athletic League (19952003)
Volunteer/Fundraiser, Sachem Youth Organization (19952003)
Volunteer/Fundraiser, Sachem Youth Athletic Group (19952003)
Volunteer/Fundraiser, Sachem Touchdown Club (19952003)
Volunteer/Fundraiser, Catholic Youth Organization (19952003)

Deborah Slinkosky has been a resident of Islip Town for 31 years and resides in  Holbrook with her husband Bill, where they raised their three sons, Michael (27), Matthew (26) and William (25).

Deborah  possesses a  Master's Degree in Public Policy from Stony Brook University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Communications from Adelphi University.

She built a 22 year career in Banking and Finance and is currently employed with Department of Social Services.

In 1997, she elected to place her career on hold in order to raise her three children and during that time became very active in community service. She served as a Council Delegate, a Sixth Grade Committee Chair and an active PTA Member, during her children's elementary years.  She also volunteered and fundraised for numerous organizations, including the Police Athletic League, Sachem Youth Sports, Sachem Youth Athletic Group, the Sachem Touchdown Club and the Catholic Youth Organization.

During that time,  she also established CEMAC, a Civic Organization, which stood to preserve and protect our communities from over aggressive airport activity. Her group continues to advocate a good neighbor policy with the airport and continues to advocate for safety, environmental and quality of life concerns.

In 2005, she was elected to the Sachem Board of Education, where she helped achieve the only 0% tax increase in two counties and as a Board Member she helped create Sachem's first Legislative Committee, where she continued the fight for equitable state aid and unfunded mandate relief for our schools.

In 2007, she served as a Board Member for the Islip Town Youth Bureau, until 2015.

 She will Continue to Fight for the Middle Class

 

Main Objectives When Elected;

v  Increase State Aid for Public Schools

v  Jobs

v  Income Equality

v  Ethics Reform

v  Campaign Finance Reform

v  Criminal Justice Reform

  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties
  • Planned Parenthood
  • N.Y.S. Retired School Administrators and Supervisors
  • Democratic Committee
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee

There is absolutely no doubt that this election cycle has been one huge civics lesson, jammed packed with speculation, controversy and a great deal of innuendo and yes, the hits will keep on coming.

However, we also must recognize that it brings about a very unique opportunity. We, the voters, for the first time in decades, will have the chance to make sure that politics starts to defend the middle class.

As we're all aware, Albany has left Suffolk County way behind.

Our  public schools have been decimated, jobs are scarce, small businesses are struggling and our county which is constantly in the red, wants to gamble away our communities.

And to add insult to injury,

Our government continues to siphon 27.7 billion dollars a year from our region.

That's a great deal of our taxpayer dollars, monies that will put teachers back into our classrooms and revitalize our schools, help small businesses provide good paying jobs and help retain our youth, so they can build a strong long island economy.

Unfortunately, our plight has gone way beyond partisan issues. This has become a  middle class issue and it's time we take that narrative to the polls.

This election year, we must invoke change, by sending a different voice to Albany, one who will be willing to fight for our fair share, and one who will be willing to fight to rebuild the middle class of Long Island.

 

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Libertarian
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Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform
Police Officer, Attorney & Elected Official
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Profession:Police Officer, Attorney & Elected Official

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