Spatz said she has been involved in her community as president of the South Hempstead Civic Association and recently branched out into Baldwin issues, including redevelopment of Grand Avenue. She wants to address the problem of zombie houses, neglected properties and flooding on Long Beach Road. She is concerned about the opioid crisis and veterans benefits and services, and wants to take steps to protect the quality of Long Island’s drinking water.
Spatz, 65, of South Hempstead, is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines. Born in Austin, Texas, Spatz moved “all around” when she was young because her father was in the U.S. Air Force. Her mother was from Long Island, and her grandparents lived here. A graduate of a San Antonio high school, Spatz is a retired teacher’s aide for the Rockville Centre school district. This is her first run for public office. Spatz is married and has five sons.