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VOTERS GUIDE November 6, 2018 - General Election

Anthony D'Urso

Anthony D'Urso is running for New York State Assembly - 16th District

Anthony D'Urso

Anthony D'Urso

Democratic

BACKGROUND: DUrso, 79, of Port Washington, is running on the Democrat, Working Families, Independence, Womens Equality and Reform party lines. Elected to the New York State Assembly in 2016, he serves on the environmental, economic development, veterans and government employees committees. DUrso immigrated to the United States from Italy at 21 and worked in construction while learning English and attending school part-time. DUrso receivedbachelor of science and master of science degrees in architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. DUrso worked for the New York City Department of Housing for more than 30 yearsand for an additional 16 years was assistant commissioner of the citys Division of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. DUrso served as North Hempstead town councilman from 1991 to 2005. He is currently active in the Cellini Lodge, Order Sons of Italy, in New Hyde Park, the Port Washington Kiwanis, the Rotary Club of Great Neck, and the Dell'Assunta Society of Westbury.

ISSUES: DUrso said that since his retirement from public service, he has been using his own time and resources to make 40 trips to Africa, Central America and Haiti to help people in need. During his first term in the state Assembly, DUrso said that he co-sponsored legislation with Assemb. Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) to prohibit the use of the chemical 1,4 dioxane, which he called an environmental contaminant in the production of household cleaning products. DUrso said he will resubmit the bill in the Assembly in January. DUrso said he also opposes drilling for natural gas and oil off the Long Island coast and instead supports developing alternate energy sources. He said, We are making a lot of progress with renewable clean energy such as solar, wind power and thermal energy. DUrso, who supports banning outside income for state senators and assembly members, said, In January I want to submit a package of bills to take money out of politics and elections. DUrso said elections should be publicly funded.

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