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Jack Martins and Daniel Ross are the two candidates running for the New York Senate's 7th District.

My colleagues and I in the Senate  will also work toward passing our college affordability plan that doubles the existing tuition tax deduction and the maximum tuition tax credit to make college more affordable for our young people who want to pursue higher education. 

Ross: Reduce unemployment and bolster existing businesses, ensure all New Yorkers are treated equally regardless of gender, race, creed or economic status, implement better gun control and work to accomplish mandate relief.

Herald: Do you have a vision for how Belmont Park should be developed?

Martins: I believe the parking lot south of Hempstead Turnpike at Belmont provides opportunities for redevelopment consistent with the community’s vision for the area. I was able to include a stipend to explore redevelopment on the south lot in the budget, which resulted in an RFP being put forth by the New York State Empire Development Corporation. Responses to the RFP are due December 7 and specifics are available on the Empire State Development Corp. website. The RFP specifically doesn’t include a casino or low income housing but reflects the community’s vision that the area be developed in a way that will allow for economic activity, create jobs and provide real tax relief to the local communities.  

Ross: I would like to see new businesses which would complement the existing park and racetrack. Belmont Park offers great natural beauty and green space which should be preserved with any development. On the south side of the complex I would explore the creation of a business park, bring high quality year round employment.

Herald: Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the job?


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Two years ago when I met Jack Martins i believed in him for his record in Mineola. But as he was elected as the State Senator for our District, he has talked but NOT delivered. Their are many residents that are not pleased with Jack Martins. He promised many SIMPLE changes and did not come through. As a POLITITCIAN YOU SHOULD BACK UP WHAT YOU SAY AND NOT JUST SAY WHAT YOU CANNOT DELIVER. All I see is Jack Martins visiting sports teams, basketball games, football HS games to show his face and promise the young on things he just cannot deliver. Jack Martins said the same message two years ago on the Belmont development, but he did not come through. Now, Jack Martins wants to be re-elected on the same message, but their are many residents that are just upset and will not vote for him. He will not deliver the jobs, development as he says"He just talks to talk and does not come through". Jack Martins should run for Mayor of Mineola, he does not get it as a State Senator!!! Many will cross party lines and vote for Mr. Ross. Politicians that do not come through on what they promised, should NOT BE RE-ELECTED!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012 | Report this

I must say all what Jack said about taxes and mandates. The taxes did not come down, matter of fact they went UP. I don't hear Jack say lets consolidate school districts, LETS BUILD HOUSING, WHAT EVER IT IS LOW, MIDDLE OR UPPER CLASS HOUSING. WE NEED our residents to stay in Nassau County,and not to move out. WE NEED AFFORDABLE HOUSING - PERIOD. Jack said this two years ago, and we are still waiting. TAXES NEED TO COME DOWN, NOT UP. The school districts really need board members that have some common sense. They just continue to approve budgets that are not sustainable. The boards and superintendents need to come to realize we need consolidation, and they have plenty of $ in reserve funds. Why vote for the 2% cap and then have a provision in the same bill if you have over 60% of the residents to bust the 2% cap, they could, A CAP IS A CAP PERIOD - THAT JUST IS A LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS THE DISTRICTS TO BUST THE CAP. This is just more garbage after garbage of bills that pass that Jack supported. AS A REPUBLICAN, OUR PARTY IS A DISFUNCTIONAL - WE NEED BETTER LEADERSHIP, AND NOT POLITICIANS THAT WANT A PENSION ON OUR BACKS THAT WE WILL PAY IN THE FUTURE, JUST LIKE CRAIG JOHNSON, DIDN'T DELIVER, DID'T GET RE-ELECTED.

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