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

Jasmine Pena

Jasmine Pena is running for Council Member, Town of Hempstead, 5th District

Jasmine Pena

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JASMINE PEÑA

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Peña, 35, of Freeport, is seeking her first term on the Hempstead Town Board. 
  • She is a financial analyst who also owns a landscaping company and a delicatessen.
  • She has a bachelor’s in business administration from Baruch College. 

ISSUES:

  • Peña said she would work to address a housing shortage in Hempstead, though she wants more local control than she said would have been allowed under a statewide proposal by Gov. Kathy Hochul. 
  • She said she wants more outreach and transparency about Las Vegas Sands’ proposed $4 billion casino-resort at the site of the Nassau Coliseum, especially regarding issues like traffic and air quality. 
  • She said she would push the town to hire staff veterinarians at the municipal animal shelter, a move she said would result in better care for the animals there.

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