BACKGROUND: Moncion, 48, of Valley Stream, is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines. Moncion was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, and immigrated to the United States at age 16 in 1986 to join his parents on Long Island. Moncion has a bachelor of arts degree in political science and education from LIU Brooklyn. He has master’s degrees in guidance and counseling, and in political science, both from LIU Brooklyn. Moncion works as a guidance counselor at I.S. 238 Susan B. Anthony Academy in Hollis, Queens. Moncion is a community activist and a podcast talk show host whose program, Speak Your Mind, educates the New York Haitian community about U.S. politics. He is currently a volunteer tennis coach for children at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream. Moncion ran for the 22nd Assembly District seat in 2014 and lost. Moncion is married and has three children.
ISSUES: Moncion said he supports the 2 percent tax cap on public school district budgets and said that, if elected, he will focus on further lowering taxes. Moncion said he supports the plan to bring the New York Islanders NHL hockey team to Belmont Park in the 22nd District, a move he says is projected to bring 3,100 permanent jobs and 12,300 construction jobs to the area for two to three years. Moncion said, “I feel there should be a training program for the people in the Assembly district to be ready to take those jobs.” Moncion also said that Elmont has one of the highest concentrations of cancer on Long Island. “There should be a study done to see what happened that caused new cases of cancer,” he said. Moncion said that he would also be an advocate for schools and would support funding for more after-school programs in public schools.