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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Karen M. Blitz | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Karen M. Blitz is running for Nassau County legislator, 7th District

Karen M. Blitz

Blitz said she would advocate for environmental and educational issues and protect the county against municipal corruption. She said her experience as a neurologist and her scientific training provide her with a unique approach to solving municipal issues. “I’m really good at assessing situations and figuring out how to fix them,” she said. “I do it every day, and I can do it here, too.” Blitz said she supports term limits for legislators, suggesting a six-year limit. She said she also supports a plan to pipe sewage from the Bay Park wastewater treatment plant to the Cedar Creek plant through an unused aqueduct running along Sunrise Highway.

Blitz, 59, of Rockville Centre, a neurologist treating patients with multiple sclerosis and chronic neurological disorders, is making her first run for public office, running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Blitz received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Stony Brook University and a doctorate from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury. She previously worked as a physical therapist. She has three children.