Republican Andrew Garbarino, 32, of Sayville, is a steady advocate for ethics reform in Albany as he runs for a third term.
Garbarino wanted to strip pensions from all public employees, not just top officials, if they commit felonies connected to their jobs. He favors eight-year term limits for legislative leaders and committee chairs. Most important, he’s passionate about sewers in a district that badly needs them. Working with town and county officials, Garbarino pushed for Suffolk County to fund a plan for sewers in low-lying areas along the Great South Bay and for economic development around MacArthur Airport.
Democrat Nicholas Gambini, 22, of Holbrook, is a new face with good ideas, such as opening up the political process through public campaign financing and open primaries. He’s right, and we hope he will continue to be involved.
Newsday endorses Garbarino.