Written by Michael Montesano, Assemblyman-elect Friday, 19 February 2010 00:00
I want to thank all my supporters who elected me on Tuesday to serve as their assemblyman. I appreciate your vote and your support and I will work hard as your representative in Albany to make you proud. For those who did not vote for me, I want you to know that I will fight for you, too, and work diligently to give you the kind of dedicated representation you will be glad to support.
Nassau County is a great place to call home, but it’s getting to be a much more expensive place to live and work. I want to make sure our kids have the same opportunities we did to find a good job and raise a family here on Long Island. The high taxes we pay are killing the American Dream in Nassau by making it harder for businesses to create jobs, seniors to afford their property tax bills and for young families to buy a home.
I am going to focus on making Nassau County an affordable place to live by capping and cutting property taxes, repealing the MTA tax, eliminating wasteful state spending, and fighting to create new private-sector jobs to put our economy back on track.
Again, many thanks to the residents of the 15th Assembly District for having faith in me to be your representative and for giving me such a commanding victory. I also want to thank all the volunteers and all my supporters who trudged through ice and snow in the cold weather to win this race. You will always be able to count on me to stand up for you in Albany and to fight for what’s best for the people of Nassau County. I’m looking forward to getting to work so we can start to turn things around for Long Islanders.