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Letter: Volunteering for Adam Haber

One of the first things people notice about Adam Haber, is the way he can fill a room. Standing over 6 feet tall he’s not a small guy, but then again neither is the office he’s running for.

As I’ve gotten to know Adam over the past two months while working on the campaign for State Senate, it’s become more and more obvious to me that he brings more than sound bytes and “one-liners” to the table. Beyond his proven business expertise as a successful entrepreneur, 20 plus years of experience in finance, and achievements balancing the Roslyn school budget, speak to Adam for five minutes and you’ll see intangibles that most politicians sorely lack. Note the way he speaks faster when you ask him about his plans to revitalize the local economy, and how he intends to bring corporations back to Long Island; or how he envisions Nassau being a haven for startups, creating jobs and prosperity.

See how he uses his hands more excitedly when speaking about cutting inefficiencies and fixing state finances just as he has with the Roslyn school budget. Or even the energy he exudes when he talks about equal rights for women and bettering education for our children.

In short, Adam cares. If there’s a problem affecting people on Long Island, you’d better believe that Adam Haber’s on the case.

I’ve worked with Adam on his campaign, doing anything from staffing at events to knocking doors; and I cannot believe his work ethic and determination.

The energy that he tackles each situation with is incredible, day in and day out. I find it difficult to understand how a man as old as my father can pace a 19-year-old volunteer in knocking (oftentimes running) door to door.

By the end of the campaign we will have knocked upon thousands of doors, and reached even more constituents, all thanks to Adam’s driving force.

Often going out four of five times a week for 2-3 hours at a time the tenacity that Adam uses to reach so many doors is only matched by his eagerness to meet his constituents. And think back… when was the last time a politician knocked on your door?

I joined Adam’s campaign two months ago not quite sure what to expect. Since then, I’ve developed a profound respect for Adam, the qualities he embodies and the vision he has for Long Island.

Frankly, I believe in Adam Haber.

He combines an aura of hopefulness and practicality with love of community.

Speaking candidly like many other voters on Long Island, I may not agree with Adam on 100 percent of his views, but I believe in him because I have faith he’ll do what’s best for Long Island. His determination is incredible; his experience proven; his love of community evident, Adam Haber is a consummate candidate and will be an even better State Senator. November 4th, he has my vote.

Thomas Veraart

News

Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.

Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.

In 1963, Sewanhaka High School alumni and Floral Park resident, Adele Werthmuller pulled out her yearbook. She was on a mission and began paging through the pictures and names of her beloved classmates. She decided to look through the phone book for familiar names. She said, “I kept in contact with many of my girlfriends so I started looking for the men first.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial High School Class of 1964

Friday, September 12

Bellerose Village Day

Saturday, September 13

34th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show

Sunday, September 14



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