Chad Lupinacci talks about holding down property taxes and trumpets the need for ethics reform. He’s particularly passionate on higher education and student debt, and he suggests providing tax rebates or credits to students who stay locally after graduation.
Lupinacci, 37, a Republican from South Huntington, is completing his second term in the Assembly after serving on his local school board. He understands education issues but hasn’t figured out yet how to tie accountability to getting better results for students.
In a likely third term, it’s time for him to get serious in advocating for the things he cares about, rather than just saying the right thing.
Huntington Democrat Edwin Perez, 59, owns a consulting business. When asked what he would do differently from his competitor, Perez said he could be more effective because he’d be in the majority party. That’s not enough.
Newsday endorses Lupinacci.