Claudia Borecky for Legislator

Claudia's record speaks for itself. She fights tax increases and wasteful spending. As reported in the LI Herald, "Claudia is an advocate on a range of issues - including crime, the environment, transportation, energy, problem houses, public health and elections." As President of the North & Central Merrick Civic Assn and former legislative aide, Claudia helped procure record funding for district projects and fights for road, parks, school, firefighter, veteran, water and sewage treatment plant improvements. In her first month as president, she formed a Neighborhood Watch Program to address a rash of robberies, which now has 3500 participants with a sophisticated email alert system and Facebook messaging. She united with neighboring civic associations to address the proliferation of cell towers in our community and worked with the Town Attorney to write its wireless telecommunication code. She garnered community support and again united with civics to fight the high cost of private water and successfully urged the Towns to not only reconstitute a water authority to study the feasibility of a public takeover, but to fund it as well. She founded the LIRR Parking Lot Committee, which pushed for and successfully was able to institute parking permitted lots at the Bellmore and Merrick LIRR stations. Ms. Borecky joined Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick and Freeport civics and community organizations to address community issues such as revitalizations projects to protect our communities from extreme storms; establishing the water authority; fighting a strip club in Wantagh; and an incinerator in Freeport. Ms. Borecky has a seat on Nassau County’s Hurricane Sandy Storm and Wastewater Treatment Advisory Committee. Ms. Borecky is an active member of the NY/NJ No-LNG Coalition, garnered island-wide coalition against an LNG island proposed to be built off the shores of Long Beach and worked with other civics, environmental protection groups in both New York and New Jersey, and concerned citizens and successfully defeated this project. A similar project has resurrected and Ms. Borecky holds presentations throughout Nassau County on the proposed Port Ambrose LNG facility. Ms. Borecky is one of the founding members of the Sludge Stoppers, a group of concerned citizens who successfully stopped the sewage from being dumped into Reynolds Channel and squelched the County Executive’s plan to lease our County sewage treatment plants to a private investor. Ms. Borecky is also one of the founding members of the Coalition of Nassau Civic Associations (“CONCA”), which successfully urged the Nassau County Legislature to adopt legislation that prohibits Nassau’s three plants from taking in wastewater from hydrofracking. Claudia Borecky is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282 and Surfriders. She founded and chairs the Merrick Avenue Beautification Committee, which gardens and plants flowers at the bases of trees in Merrick. Claudia Borecky is currently employed at the Nassau County Board of Elections. Claudia is married for 38 years, has two sons (ages 34 and 29) and is a resident of Merrick for 32 years. Ms. Borecky is the recipient of the 2011 Geraldine A. Ferraro Award for Courage and Grace and the 2013 Nassau County Trailblazers Award.

11/23/2015

I want to thank all those who supported, volunteered and voted for me. I was running in a region that was overwhelmingly redistricted in my opponent’s favor so the odds were heavily stacked against me. However, in reviewing the election results, I am humbled by the support I received throughout the district, especially in Merrick, where I did win. Thank you for putting your faith in me. I am sorry that I will not be able to fulfill my promises to better our community as your representative in the Legislature.

I know I would have made a difference. Voting for the status quo will bring us closer to bankruptcy. The County is not paying its bills. Our representatives haven’t a clue on how to turn it around. We are about to be taken over by NIFA. Our taxes are going up again this year – now two years in a row, which we never saw under past administrations. And Rhoads’ approved of hiring a consultant that will get $3 million to broker a deal to lease our sewage treatment plants. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that our sewer taxes will go up as high as our water bills if a private company is allowed to set the tax rate.

I proposed legislation that would require the County to allow the people a vote on whether we want to sell or lease ANY of our assets over $5 million. We cannot be naïve to believe that they are stopping at our sewage treatment plants. Our parks and recreational facilities will be next and we’ll soon have to pay to take our children to the playground.

This election marks the end of any district projects. I’m saddened that even though the plan to install another culvert in Bellmore to end the flooding of the homes and streets had been completed in the spring, now it will never see the light of day; that odor abatement projects at Cedar Creek will be nothing more than a pipe dream; and that many street, health, safety and quality of life issues will not be addressed to the extent that we have grown accustomed to.

The fact that 77% of the people in our district stayed home and did not vote on Election Day, shows that people overwhelmingly lost faith in Nassau County Government. People do not trust that our representatives will do the right thing by the people. And since Rhoads may be facing charges for mail fraud for sending out postcards through the US Mail that outright lied to the public about not raising our taxes, I really don’t blame the public for feeling disgusted with their local representatives.

It will be difficult for me to watch our district decay, the corrupt politicians abuse their power and our county fall into bankruptcy. However, it’s not in my nature to sit back and do nothing. I will continue to do all that I can as your voice in the community and advocate for the needs of our district.

A great letter from Francine Goldstein is in Newsday today! We may have lost these early battles, but we did not lose th...
11/06/2015
Letter: Nassau contract reform shouldn't be political

A great letter from Francine Goldstein is in Newsday today! We may have lost these early battles, but we did not lose the war.

On Oct. 16, Democrats in the Nassau legislature met to discuss the county's contract approval process . The Republican majority, led by Presiding Officer Norma

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11/03/2015
An Election Chain Letter

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Rhoads, Borecky vie for 19th District seat - LIHerald.com
10/10/2015
Rhoads, Borecky vie for 19th District seat - LIHerald.com

Rhoads, Borecky vie for 19th District seat - LIHerald.com

Claudia Borecky, a Nassau County Board of Elections worker and president of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association, is challenging Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads for the 19th District seat this November.

Excerpt from Newsday article: "Claudia Borecky, a Democratic elections board employee who is challenging Legis. Steve Rh...
10/10/2015
Republican tax-hike mailings in Nassau raise questions

Excerpt from Newsday article:
"Claudia Borecky, a Democratic elections board employee who is challenging Legis. Steve Rhoads (R-Bellmore), called for Rhoads to repay the cost of his mailing. Rhoads was elected in a March special election and was not a legislator when the county adopted its 2011 through 2015 budgets.

"This is so deceptive," Borecky said. "It says 'cutting wasteful spending.' I can't think of anything more wasteful than this."


http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/republican-tax-hike-mailings-in-nassau-raise-questions-1.10938566

Nassau Republicans are using taxpayer resources less than a month before county elections to promote the message that they haven't raised taxes even though they

Claudia Borecky - Staying on top of things!
09/22/2015

Claudia Borecky - Staying on top of things!

To all my good friends who celebrate, I wish you and your family Shana Tova!
09/13/2015

To all my good friends who celebrate, I wish you and your family Shana Tova!

Community leaders Rich Brennan from Bay Park, Sandra D'Arcangelo from Bethpage, Lois Howes from Freeport, council candid...
09/12/2015

Community leaders Rich Brennan from Bay Park, Sandra D'Arcangelo from Bethpage, Lois Howes from Freeport, council candidate Mike Reid and south shore residents joined me at a rally to stop the County's plan to lease our sewage treatment plants. A private corporation should not have a monopoly over a public necessity who is then allowed to set the sewer rate. We could expect our sewer tax to be as high as our water bills.

Thank you Labor Unions of yesterday and today!
09/05/2015

Thank you Labor Unions of yesterday and today!

Freeport Mayor Kennedy and I discussing how we might bring the state-of-the-art technologythat prevents flooding that he...
08/29/2015

Freeport Mayor Kennedy and I discussing how we might bring the state-of-the-art technologythat prevents flooding that he had installed in Freeport to other much-needed areas in my district.

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