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

Martins: Two years ago, I went to the New York State Senate because I didn’t agree with how the state was being run. The state was spending beyond its means; property taxes were escalating to unsustainable levels and the state’s policies were hurting small businesses at the worst possible time, during our most difficult economic period since the Great Depression. Over the past two years, we worked together with the Governor to pass consecutive budgets that closed billions of dollars in deficits without raising a single tax or fee; we enacted a property tax cap to slow the growth of property taxes, and a middle-class state income tax cut. We also repealed the MTA Payroll Tax for 80 percent of those who were saddled with paying it. 

While the economy was our primary focus, we also tackled important issues such as our prescription drug abuse epidemic by passing landmark I-STOP legislation that creates a database to track prescription drugs. 

Over the past two years, we made difficult decisions to get New York on the right fiscal track. I will continue to build on the progress we have made over the last two years, which have been called historic for our state, by working in a bi-partisan manner to do what’s best for the residents of the Seventh Senate District.

Ross: I have a diverse background encompassing community service with the fire service for over ten years all the while being a lifelong resident of the district.  Furthermore, I manage a small business and understand the rigors that employers on Long Island face.  Prior to that, I spent many years in finance where I acquired great knowledge of global markets both domestically abroad.  Most importantly, I am free of special interests and big donors who would have restricted my ability to represent the constituents fully.

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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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