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Patch Question: Lynbrook Split in Half?

What do you think of the proposed State Assembly District maps?

 

If proposed State Assembly District maps become law after the November 2012 election, Lynbrook would be split into two districts, the 21st and the 22nd, according to the Lynbrook Herald.

Assemblyman Brian Curran would represent the new 21st district, which would stretch from Lynbrook to Freeport and include the southern half of Franklin Square.

"The districts now represented by assemblymen Brian Curran and Edward Ra, the 14st and the 21st, respectively, would change significantly, while a new district would be created along the western edge of the county.

 Most of Valley Stream, along with South Valley Stream, North Woodmere, Elmont and the southern section of Lynbrook would become part of the new 22nd District, where residents are now represented by Ra, Curran and Weisenberg. The 22nd would be an open seat in the November election."

Both Curran and Mayor William Hendrick said that they are opposed to the new maps because they are against dividing Lynbrook into two districts.

"I think residents will be confused on who represents them and it just doesn’t keep the village unified,” Hendrick told Patch.

Hendrick said he plans to speak at the Feb. 9 hearing in Suffolk County  Legislature in Smithtown, to express his concerns over the proposed maps.

"I'll have half the people in one area and the other half in another...it's just bizarre," Hendrick said.

What do you think of the proposed new State Assembly District maps?

BigIdeas February 02, 2012 at 08:40 PM
OK with me as long as I'm not in Curans district!
BigIdeas February 02, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Lynbrook is already split up by four school districts and incorporated/unincorporated ares of the village. What's the big deal? Eliminating most of the core voters for one of the representatives seems to be the issue.
Mike February 02, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Not the best of ideas to split up one village into two different Assembly districts. Keep the initerests of the village together.
Echo Deep February 04, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Who decided this? Look at the crazy boundary for district 21 on the map... it makes no sense. Is this another attempt to devide and conquer? What does Brian Curran think of this? As a resident of Lynbrook, I doubt he wants to lose any of us. New York state is in poor shape, going in the wrong direction again.
CRDR February 04, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I have to agree with poster Bigideas. At least half of the village will get rid of Curran. Now if there was only a way to get Becker out of Lynbrook, that would be a major win.
Jim Tisdell February 04, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Does anyone know if Currans aide, Mr. Iszarry (sp?) was convicted of election fraud as he was criminally charged last fall ??? Well said CRDR,,, Well said.
Mike February 04, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Another NVP member will be running for the other split half of the assembly district. It will be good to have two NVP members in the Assembly.
Jason February 04, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Makes absolutely no difference Mike.They do and accomplish nothing?? Look at the taxes look at the school scores??? Look at the school salaries and perks? Look at the superintendent salaries (400k-500k) and pensions in the 100s of thousands?? My dog can run it better for Purina?? Look at the decay?? You can 't get streetlamp fixed or a abandoned car picked up? Theres one on the SSP for over 10 years,they just pass the buck back and forth ........as well as garbage everywhere?? Look at Sunrise hwy, grifitti and pothole filled?? I am convinced they (legislators)go into this field out of laziness?? And their salaries and perks too are unconscionable. Look around at the demographics, a large %age of county residents are gone or plan to in the next few years. I can't blame them as they are being forced out by the tax base and decay.
Jason February 04, 2012 at 08:41 PM
...................."I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday, there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, and had a great time. Now just a wasteland full of garbage , What the hell happened? The devil smiles at him and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning, Today you voted!
Jason February 04, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Jason 3:40 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2012 Remember this on election day! While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator( may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator. And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises to heaven,a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. Wow hell seems much better! I'll think i'll take hell, he says. St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags ,over and over and over. Continues below..................

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