Candidates for the second seat in the House constituency had a keen exchange of views during a virtual debate centered on law enforcement, access to health care, and other hot button issues.
Former Babylon Town councilor Jackie Gordon of the Democratic Party has touted himself as a guardian of the Affordable Care Act that the Republicans want to abolish. Republican state legislature. Andrew Galvarino (R-Bayport) sought to emphasize his relationship with law enforcement agencies and his support for the police.
Harry Berger, a candidate for the Greens, has expressed support for the Green New Deal environmental policy, along with universal health insurance and other progressive causes.
Candidates are vying to replace Rep. Peter King (Republican-Seaford), who will retire after a 28-year career in Congress.
District 2 stretched along the South Shores of Nassau and Suffolk counties, and King’s departure prompted national interests in the race, making hundreds of thousands of dollars donations to both sides, including donations from strong external groups.
The League of Women Voters in Nassau County was recorded on October 15th, YouTube..
Galbarino, 36, a Bayport attorney in Sayville’s legal affairs, became a small business owner on Sayville’s Main Street.
“I went to school here, worked at a local hardware store, and went to a local church. I’m part of a local Rotary club. I know what’s important to the Long Island family,” Galbarino said. He said.
Copiague’s 55-year-old Jackie Gordon introduced himself as a “combat veteran, retired school counselor, civil servant” and “single mother and immigrant.” Gordon retired from the US Army Reserve in 2014 in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She is also a former public school teacher and counselor.
Deer Park’s 37-year-old Berger said he would oppose corporate donations and focus on environmental protection laws. Citing a recent hurricane on the East Coast and a wildfire in California, the Green New Deal is the “aggressive plan” needed to “nearly eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.” Said that.
Throughout the campaign, Gabarino sought to express his widespread desire to “refund the police” for Democrats. But Gordon clearly said: “I don’t support police cash flow.”
“I’m the only one with law enforcement experience in this forum,” Gordon argued. She continued. “I’m a mom. I live here in the community. I drive a wedge between law enforcement and the community and I want to be protected and protected by law enforcement, unlike the person who drives it. .division.”
“There are some good things,” and “some things can be redone,” Garbarino said of the Affordable Care Act that Republicans want to abolish.
“I think we need to protect and maintain the Affordable Care Act because we have saved millions of lives,” Gordon said.
Asked about systematic racism, Gordon said, “I believe there is a racist systematic structure.” She quoted Newsday’s Long Island split series. This is a 2019 survey that reveals evidence of unequal treatment of future homebuyers, minorities.
“I didn’t think we were a racist country, but I think there is room for improvement,” Galbarino said.
Galbarino said long island law enforcement officers are “the best in the country” and “have a great deal of training.” He said training at the local police station should be adapted and taught “as a requirement for everyone else in the country.”