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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Michael J. Sheridan | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Michael J. Sheridan is running for Nassau County legislator, 15th District

Michael J. Sheridan

Sheridan said that, if elected, he will work “to fix broken systems in the county” and to reduce “burdensome fees and surcharges.” He said an example of burdensome fees are the fines collected from red light cameras at intersections. Sheridan said Nassau County needs to “re-envision its future” to include improved transit conditions, increased commuter parking at Long Island Rail Road train stations, more investment in informational technology in the county government, and use of solar power. He said, “Suffolk County is way ahead of us in implementing solar power on its government buildings and structures, and Nassau needs to catch up.” He said the county should apply for solar power grants to make the transition. Sheridan said that Nassau County should overhaul its tax assessment process. He has a four-part plan to achieve the overhaul, including conducting assessments every two to three years and having the county do assessments, he said, “instead of shifting it to the town or subcontracting it out.”

Sheridan, 53, of Levittown, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Sheridan, who underwent 200 hours of training to become a registered yoga teacher, owns and operates a hot yoga studio in downtown Locust Valley. Sheridan is a 1982 graduate of East Meadow High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from Molloy College in Rockville Centre. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Sheridan served as a board member at the Long Island Crisis Center, a not-for-profit youth service hotline in Bellmore. Sheridan previously ran for the Nassau County Legislature in 2001 in District 13, when he lived in East Meadow. Sheridan is married and has a child.