Slinkosky said her main concerns are the state of public schools and helping the middle class on Long Island. She said that, if elected, she would seek increased state school aid and to fully fund foundation aid at 2016, not 2008, levels and work to eliminate unfunded mandates. “I want to make sure Long Island gets back its fair share of funding, not just for schools but for police and the environment as well. I understand government and policy and I am committed to helping rebuild the middle class of Long Island,” Slinkosky said. She said she’s tired of people getting stuck between adversarial groups in Albany, and will work together with other lawmakers to compromise and move ahead. “Our government is sort of broken and needs to be fixed,” she said. “It’s a tall order and I’m ready to take it on. The middle class deserves it.”
Slinkosky, 60, of Holbrook, is running on the Democratic line. She has a background in banking and finance. She has a master’s degree in public policy from Stony Brook University and a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University. She works as a neighborhood aide in the finance division at the Suffolk County Department of Social Services. She is president of the Citizens for the Enforcement of MacArthur Airport Control civic group, served a term on the Sachem board of education and was a member of the Islip Town youth bureau from 2008-2015. She is married with three children. Slinkosky previously ran twice for a seat on the Islip Town council and for Islip receiver of taxes. She is making her second bid for an Assembly seat.