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VOTERS GUIDE November 6, 2018 - General Election

Louis D'Amaro

Louis D'Amaro is running for New York State Senator - 4th District

Louis D'Amaro

LOUIS DAMARO

DEMOCRATIC

BACKGROUND: DAmaro, 57, of North Babylon, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women's Equality lines. DAmaro served 12 years on the Suffolk County legislature until reaching his term limit in 2017. An attorney, DAmaro took a leave from his law firm, Rivkin Radler LLP in Uniondale, when he decided to run for the senate. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from Stony Brook University and earned his J.D.degree from St. John's Law School. He has two sons.

ISSUES: DAmaro said he wants to focus on possible workarounds to the new federal tax laws that could preserve the deduction of state and local taxes on federal income tax returns. DAmaro said he would also like to work on fighting corruption in Albany, with one priority being passing a sweeping ethics reform, including limiting outside income for legislators, putting term limits on leadership positions, prohibiting the use of campaign funds for criminal defense costs and granting the state controllers office more oversight of state contracts. He said he would also like to work on campaign finance reform to take the money out of politics. DAmaro said hes also looking to enact reasonable gun safety regulations such as a red-flag bill to enable school officials to get a court order to prevent an individual from purchasing or possessing a gun if they are deemed at risk of doing harm to themselves or others.

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