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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: Nov. 7, 2023 general election

Erica R. Rico

Erica R. Rico is running for Nassau County Legislator, 8th District

Erica R. Rico

ERICA R. RICO 

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • 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.

ISSUES:

  • 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.
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