I would like to offer my strongest possible recommendation in support of Christine Pusateri for Town Council in North Hempstead’s Third District. Christine has been a friend of nearly 20 years going back to when our children attended the same Herricks schools. We were colleagues as parents and officers on our elementary, middle school and high school PTAs where I came to respect her outlook and willingness to question policies and proposed programs to ensure they were fit for our children.
She has also been a valued voice to me in my own involvement with the Herricks Board of Education. My family also knows her through our church and sharing our kids’ experiences in religious education. Her positions and appraisals of how things should work were always spot on. Over the years we’ve had many discussions about what goes on in our schools that convince me she will be a caring, active, responsible and responsive town council person.
As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, she has been a vocal advocate for all children with special needs and I’m sure that concern will continue at the town level in recognizing the needs of all her constituents, young, old and in-between. Christine has a career as a speech pathologist, helping countless children through her profession.
She has offered a strong platform in her campaign, including pursuing even greater fiscal responsibility in a town whose Democratic Party officials already have a strong record and high bond rating. Of course, she also wants to expand programs for senior citizens and adults with disabilities. She wants to increase the town’s current services and provide a new perspective on how to better them.
Chris also stands for more open accessibility to town leaders, services and information and supports her fellow Democratic candidates in seeking to improve all services. Her election would bring a Democratic Party presence to the Third District for the first time in six terms, so her election would be a new face and perspective in the district but one that would certainly act in the interests of every voter and constituent.
I urge my fellow voters to please take a look at the candidates for this position and give a fair consideration to Christine Pusateri for Town Council.
Henry R. Zanetti