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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Blaire P. Fellows | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Blaire P. Fellows is running for Oyster Bay town council member

Blaire P. Fellows

Fellows said she is “not happy with the establishment two-party system” in Nassau County because she said it has facilitated corruption. She said that, if elected, she would be free of influence from either major party in, for example, participating in hiring decisions. Fellows said she would not accept donations from any person or company that does business with the town. She said stabilizing town finances is a priority, and “in order to get rid of the debt, you have to cut jobs.” She said she’d only lay off employees with six-figure salaries, because there are too many highly paid town workers. Fellows said she’d also consolidate town agencies to create efficiencies. She said that, to increase transparency, she’d put all contracts, permits and other town documents online. Fellows favors tax incentives to attract more technology jobs to the town, and wants to seek federal and state grants to build housing that would be affordable to young people.

Fellows, 32, is running on the Progressive line. She grew up and lives in Jericho and has a law practice in Farmingdale with running mate Jonathan Clarke. She has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Hofstra University and a law degree from Touro Law Center. She is single.