Hirsh supports a real estate transfer tax for all properties bought or sold in the county that are assessed at more than $1 million and would lower Nassau's sales tax to 8.125 percent. "Sales tax disproportionately affects low-income residents more than the wealthy," said Hirsh, who also supports ending the state's 2 percent property tax cap so more money can be allocated to public schools. Hirsh also would eliminate the county's red-light camera program, which he contends is a "hazard" that causes more collisions than it prevents, and he would end the privatization of county services, including the management of its sewer system, bus routes and inmate health care.
Hirsh, 56, of North Woodmere, is a first-time candidate running on the Green Party line. Hirsh has a bachelor's degree in accounting from LIU Post in Brookville and has worked as an accountant for 20 years. He is single.