The Excelsior was in attendance this past Monday, together with an audience of residents, who came to hear the candidates for elected office share their views regarding Elmont, Nassau County and the State of New York.
The non-partisan event was sponsored by the Elmont Community Coalition Council (CCC) and featured candidates for State Assembly, Senate, Nassau County and U.S. Supreme Court. Here is a roll call, as shown in the photo above, from left to right:
Tammy S. Robbins – Honorable Judge, Nassau County Court
Joseph Lorintz, Judicial Candidate, Nassau County (Family Court)
Adam Haber – State Senate District 7, Democratic Candidate
Michael A. Ciaffa – Honorable Judge, Nassau County (District Court)
Steven Jaeger, Honorable Judge, Nassau County Court
Helen Voutsinas, Honorable Judge, Nassau County (Family Court)
Fred J. Hirsh, Honorable Judge, Nassau County (District Court)
Tricia Ferrell, Honorable Judge, Nassau County (District Court)
*Judge Sharon Gianelli was also present and addressed the audience – Judge Gianelli is a Nassau County District Judge running for election to the Supreme Court, 10th District. A staff person from Congressman Gregory Meeks’ office was also present. Congressman Meeks is the 5th Congressional District Democratic Incumbent, and is seeking re-election against Allen Steinhardt.
Jack M. Martins, State Senate District 7, Republican Incumbent
Dean Skelos, State Senate District 9, Republican Incumbent (Unopposed, or not running against anyone)
Gonald Moncion, State Assembly District 22, Republican Candidate
No longer than an hour and a half, the forum was efficient. A moderator set the rules. The evening would be split into 2 parts – State candidates for Assembly and Senate would be up first, followed by an opportunity to hear from local judges – each candidate offering reasons as to why they should be elected or re-elected.
For meeting minutes or notes — which include questions asked by the moderator and answered by State Senate & Assembly candidates — please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.