Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00
Scott David Diamond, a resident of Mineola, is the Republican/Conservative candidate for the 16th Assembly District of the New York State Assembly. He will be challenging the incumbent Democrat, Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck). Diamond currently works as a paralegal contractor for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. The Mineola area is located in the 16th AD.
Diamond is a native of Staten Island who claims his love of politics came during his undergraduate years at the College of Staten Island where he met a Democratic New York State Senator who offered him a chance to intern for him. That moment, he added, led to other internships, including one with Governor George Pataki, and volunteer work for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign. “At this point I was on my way to moving towards a dream of one day running for office,” Diamond said.
“The Albany machine seems to have lost touch with the people who put them in office,” Diamond said, giving his reasons for running for office. “It seems as if their only objective is raising taxes and relying on us as a personal piggy bank and showing no empathy for the people.
“If I am elected, I will end this practice and stand up for those in our community,” he continued. “I will stop wasteful spending and ask for a cap on spending and property taxes. I will approach things with common sense. The voice of the people will be heard once again.”