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Matthew W. Malin | General Election Voters Guide

Matthew W. Malin is running for New York State Assemblyman - 17th District

Matthew W. Malin

Malin said, if elected, he will fight corruption by pushing for term limits and either “a decrease or complete stoppage of outside income” for Assembly members. Malin said he supports equality “when it comes to gender, race and sexual orientation.” Malin supports passing a law that would make information about salaries “more available to the public for viewing.” Malin favors campaign finance reform to give “the average person the same amount of voice as corporations and LLCs [limited liability companies] that have the ability to give unlimited donations.” He said, “Public campaign finance would probably be the best solution” because “everyone has an equal say and there’s no undue influence on candidates to keep promises to corporations or large donors that end up hurting the average voter.”

Malin, 24, a lifelong resident of Seaford, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Malin is an elections clerk for the Nassau County Board of Elections. He was an intern in former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s office in Washington, D.C. Malin unsuccessfully ran last year for Nassau County Legislature District 15. Malin attended Levittown public schools K-12 and is a 2010 graduate of the district’s MacArthur High School. Malin earned a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University, where he was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity. He is an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 96 in Wantagh. Malin serves on the board of deacons and the board of trustees at Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. He volunteers in food drives for the Freeport food pantry.