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Friday
Sep062019

Have You Met Jan Singer? She Wants To Be Your Legislator 

By Pat Biancaniello

Jan Singer is a Kings Park resident who is running for Suffolk County Legislator in the 13th L. D. She is a Democrat running against Rob Trotta who will be completing his third term in December. Winning an election against an incumbent is challenging; and winning against a Republican incumbent in L.D. 13 is akin to David striking down Goliath.  Jan is more than willing to take on the challenge. Ask her why and she will tell you that Rob Trotta is not addressing the issues that are so important to residents in the district. She points to water quality both drinking and coastal, opioid abuse and taxes as issues residents are concerned about and she is passionate about.

Jan Singer taking a break from campaigning at Commack Dunkin’ DonutsMs. Singer is extremely confident in her ability to represent the interests of residents in the 13th LD. She points to her decades of work as an attorney and her responsiblity for putting the interests of clients before all other interests as evidence of her ability and willingness to get the job done. And she believes that there is much in the county that needs to be done.

She plans to bring together environmental groups, labor advocates and energy industry experts to protect the Suffolk County’s coastline, promote sustainable energy sources and to protect drinking water.  Water is her passion. She believes that increasing filtration in Suffolk County’s sewer system and increasing sewer availability will help protect drinking water keeping families healthy. She is committed to reducing water pollution from chemical contamination and will work to bring new business and create new jobs.  She is intends to focus on identifying funding sources to make increased efficiency and expansion of our sewer system affordable and achievable.

Before she does all of the above Jan knows she needs to get elected; and so she works, doing everything she can do to get the public to understand what’s at stake. She goes door-to-door meeting residents and jokes that sometimes the “Ring” homeowners have on doorbells is her greatest asset. She gets to leave a message which is so much more powerful than a piece of literature. Jan says the reception she receives from the surprised resident has been very positive. “I like it, I didn’t think I would but it has been very rewarding.”

Why now? Jan Singer is really bothered by Rob Trotta’s agenda. She claims he doesn’t want the job and points to his plan to run for County Executive, his talk about replacing Mike Fitzpatrick in the NYS Assembly if John Flanagan left and Mike moved to NYS Senate.  Anything she says, but being a Suffolk County Legislator. She says he’s a hypocrite for complaining about county contracts at the same time he is collecting a taxpayer funded pension and his county salary. She also questions the rationale for Trotta’s suggesting that the $20 million revenue generated by red lights be refunded. This, she says is not feasible and would put the County’s budget in a hole and would put taxpayers on the hook for the millions in refunds. 

Jan believes that the people in the district need tax relief not wasteful spending. She believes that residents want to know that their legislator is looking for answers to the opioid crisis and environmental concerns and she plans to do her best to address their concerns.

Jan Singer is running for Suffolk County legislator she wants you to know that “When elected, I will represent and work for all of the people in the 13th L.D..”

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