BACKGROUND: LiPetri, 27, of South Farmingdale, is running on the Republican, Reform and Conservative party lines. He is an associate at a law firm in Uniondale. Before that, he was an assistant New York City corporation counsel, defending police and firefighters against legal claims. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and his law degree at the Albany Law School of Union University. He was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and interned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the Sons of Italy Columbus Lodge, the Knights of Columbus Maria Regina Council, Sons of AmVets Post 88, and the Massapequa Lions.
ISSUES: LiPetri declined to speak with Newsday. His website says he is “running for the New York State Assembly to reform the high-tax, reckless spending and corruption-plagued climate of our state government.”