An Adelphi University alumna is throwing her hat in the ring for Nassau County legislator.
Laura Schaefer, a first time candidate, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines in the general election this November in hopes to represent the 14th district, which is now, after redistricting, composed of Garden City, Carle Place, Westbury, Old Westbury, Hicksville and Bethpage.
Schaefer is a lifelong resident of Westbury. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Adelphi University and later went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law in 2009.
Schaefer says she's running "because she understands that out of control taxes and the high cost of living are driving our youth, seniors and families off Long Island." She vows to "fight hard to hold the line on taxes by keeping them as low as possible."
Schaefer says she will also make sure seniors "receive the benefits, care and respect they deserve." Her number one priority if elected, however, is job creation to enable college graduates to "start a life here on Long Island," and help the unemployed "begin to prosper again."
Schaefer worked at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., a law firm in Garden City, while attending Hofstra School of Law at night. After she was admitted, Schaefer worked as an associate at Sullivan Papain prior to working at the firm of Pena & Kahn, PLLC, in the Bronx where she currently practices.
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