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Voters Guide

James Major |

James Major is running for Nassau County legislator, 1st District

James Major

Major said he is concerned about the quality of life in the district, including a high number of zombie homes, underperforming schools, high property tax rates and insufficient services for veterans. If elected, Major said, he would focus on building more housing for veterans "to better transition them from military life to a regular normal life." Major said he also wants to ensure that the renovation of the Nassau Coliseum and the construction of an adjacent retail and entertainment complex includes participation from local minority contractors. "Our local businesses should have the right to participate in this project," he said.

Major, 52, of Roosevelt, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology and money management from Adelphi University and has an adult teaching certificate from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. Major works for the New York City Housing Authority as a housing assistant. Major, who is president of the Roosevelt Republican Club, previously ran for sanitation commissioner in District 2 and lost. He has one son.