October 16, 2013 | 365 views
Incumbent faces challenge from political newcomer
In the race for the 3rd District seat in the Nassau County Legislature, newcomer Naomie Jean-Phlippe, a Republican, is challenging incumbent Democrat Carrie Solages, who defeated longtime legislator John Ciotti in 2011. District 3 encompasses parts of Elmont, North Valley Stream, Valley Stream, South Valley Stream, North Woodmere and Inwood.
Lives in: Elmont
Career: Bronx assistant district attorney 2004-05; Partner of Solages and Solages, P.C. 2006-present; Nassau County Human Rights Commissioner, 2007
Nassau County legislator, 2012-present; Human Rights Commissioner, 2007; member of Economic Development
Lives in: Elmont
Career: Kings County District Attorney’s Office, 2013; Nassau County Attorney’s Office, 2012; Nassau County Court, Judge David Sullivan, 2012; New York State Assembly, Thomas Alfano, 2010
Political Experience: Volunteer for Assemblyman Tom Alfano
Why did you decide to run for legislator?
Carrie Solages: Nassau deserves a county government that provides more services without over-taxing its residents, promotes economic development that is smart and produces results in addressing local issues. I am running for re-election to continue to build upon the great work we started for the people of the 3rd L.D. and Nassau County. I am very proud of my office. We have been able to resolve thousands of constituent concerns with professionalism. For example, we were able to get power for more than 600 people after Superstorm Sandy. I voted for no tax increases or fee increases. I am very considerate of the fact that many people in my district are already facing a rising cost of living and cannot afford to be taxed anymore. I have provided services that were A) accessible by using my Elmont office to address concerns from the district, B) creative by placing my tax grievance workshop online in order for people to not rely upon expensive lawyers who would take half their grievance reward and C) responsible by lobbying New York City to fix Hook Creek Boulevard and to be a better neighbor with other roads condition issues.