Franco said she is running for office because, "I want change and I really want people who live in the community to know what the real problems are, and that we have to make decisions." She added that she wants to change town hall to include representation from minority communities so that there's "leadership from our own community. We want to give people that choice." She said her seven years working in banking and previous experience managing retail, will help her in the receiver of taxes position.
Franco, 28, a lifelong resident of Brentwood, is running in a Democratic primary. She studied psychology at Suffolk Community College and was an assistant manager at Citibank until leaving her job to run for office. She is a member of the Salvadorean American Chamber of Commerce and has helped start the Comite de Damas Latino Americanas, a women's support group based in Brentwood. She's also part of the Clean the Streets committee, which mounts Earth Day cleanup events around Central Islip and Brentwood.