Senator Dean Skelos has joined the growing list of supporters backing Avi Fertig for the open Assembly seat triggered by longtime Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg’s retirement.
“I’m happy to endorse Avi Fertig for New York State Assembly. Avi will be a great partner in the Assembly. His priorities are our priorities,” said Senator Dean G. Skelos, State Senate Majority Co-Leader.
Avi Fertig thanked Senator Skelos for the support, saying, “I’m very thankful to Senator Skelos for his backing. There’s no question that I will work day and night to be the strongest advocate for our entire Assembly district–from Oceanside to Bay Park and East Rockaway and from the Five Towns to Island Park and Long Beach. It’s my top goal to actively work each and every day for our middle-class families and seniors.”
Fertig has made creating jobs, cutting taxes, and helping every neighbor rebuild from Hurricane Sandy’s destruction the cornerstone of his Assembly campaign. He will not only partner with Senator Skelos but also be a vocal advocate for all our communities, helping residents.
“Senator Skelos and I share the same philosophy: it’s our job to serve our neighbors and the community we’re elected to represent. I am ready on day one to help cut taxes, grow our economy to translate into more private-sector jobs and employment opportunities here, and continue my work assisting in full and complete Sandy recovery,” added Fertig.
In praising Skelos for his work delivering school aid to our communities, Fertig also committed to ensuring our fair share in public-school and non-public-school state aid is secured from Albany each year; not only does it provide additional funds to our schools, but it also helps reduce our property-tax burden.
Avi and his wife, Elana, an early-childhood director at a private school in Hewlett, live in Woodmere with their four children. v

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