ERICA R. RICO
- Rico, 36, of Franklin Square, is a first-time candidate.
- She is a graduate of Nassau Community College who later pursued a bachelor’s in science and psychology at SUNY Old Westbury.
- If elected, she will represent Franklin Square, Garden City, Garden City South, West Hempstead, Carle Place and Stewart Manor.
- Rico has been a longtime community advocate and supports protecting women’s rights, stricter gun laws and middle-class tax relief.
- She said she will demand more fiscal transparency of county spending and incentives for small-business owners.
- On the Las Vegas Sands casino resort plan at the Nassau Coliseum site, she said she will fight for the interests of residents in the district — many of whom oppose the plan — over that of the Nevada-based company.