Varvaro Announces Candidacy


Mark V_0803126Matt Varvaro is running on the Republican Party line in the race for the New York State Assembly’s 16th Assembly District. The district covers Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Estates, Flower Hill, Searingtown, North Hills, East Hills and Albertson. He issued the following statement on his candidacy:
“Like many voters, the issue foremost on my mind is ethics. It seems that you can’t go a day without some mention of public corruption sprawled across the front page of the newspaper. This is completely unacceptable.
“When I get to Albany, I will make it my mission to pass serious, comprehensive ethics reform. We need term limits, a robust ethics board, tougher penalties for corrupt politicians, and more government transparency. I will also push for an overhaul of our state contracting and grant process that too often benefits campaign contributors at the expense of taxpayers.
“Unfortunately, Albany’s failures go beyond poor ethics. Our state’s economic policies make it hard to live, raise a family and start a small business on Long Island. Our education policies are stale and outdated. We need to fundamentally rethink our approach to these and other issues, so that our state can once again be an engine of growth and innovation.
“I believe that this community deserves more from our state government than what we’re getting today,” the statement concluded. “We need serious reform, and I am absolutely committed to delivering it.”
The general election is Nov. 8. Prior to the election, The Roslyn News will provide profiles of all candidates running in local elections.

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.


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