Fisher said she is a “lifelong nerd and policy wonk” who intends to “follow the money” to find more efficient ways to run county government and weed out corruption. Because of her varied background, she said she understands constituents’ financial struggles. She said she supports a strong public transportation system and is angry that the county’s union employees had to shoulder so much of the costs of cutting Nassau’s budget. She said she would be a full-time legislator if elected, calling herself “relentless with the tenacity of an insurance salesman. I never give up.”
Fisher, 58, of Long Beach, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. This is her first run for public office. She received her bachelor’s degree in business from New York University and master’s degree in elementary education from Adelphi University. She is a former pre-K public school teacher, created a comic book series about a high school radio station called WJHC that she said has been used in ESL classrooms across the country, owned a small business in Island Park that provided a children’s indoor activity center and taught creative writing to Girl Scouts. She is a personnel specialist for the Nassau County Civil Service Commission. She is married, but separated and has one son.