Judy A. Griffin
BACKGROUND: Griffin, 55, of Rockville Centre, is on the Democratic, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines. Griffin worked from 2012 to 2017 as the director of community outreach for State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D- Long Beach). Griffin grew up in Islip She earned a bachelor of science degree in business and economics from SUNY Oneonta. Griffin was certified as an integrative health coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan and ran a small business in the field before working for Kaminsky. Griffin is an education activist. She continues to be a leader in the opt-out movement, which opposes excessive standardized testing. Griffin is a founding member of Indivisible RVC, and also works with Raising Voices RVC, Rockville Centre organizations that spark community dialogue about politics. Griffin is married with four children. This is her first run for public office.
ISSUES: Griffin says she is running for the state assembly because she believes “career politicians in Albany are out of touch with their constituents back home.” Griffin said that if elected she will strive “to bring back a fair share of the tax revenue that the district sends to Albany.” Griffin added that as an assemblyperson she would work “to ensure that government is kept out of women’s personal reproductive health decisions.” Griffin said that she would also seek “to enact common sense ethics rules to clean up corruption.” Griffin said she plans to “work for a comprehensive approach to the opioid epidemic with more emphasis on prevention.” In addition, Griffin said she will work “to build on statewide gun safety measures.”