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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Ramandeep S. Arora | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Ramandeep S. Arora is running for Nassau County legislator, 17th District

Ramandeep S. Arora

Arora said he is running because “our Nassau County government is failing us.” Arora said an example of this failure is the county’s method of handling its finances, which he said needs “serious structural reform.” Arora also faulted the county’s method of property tax assessments. He said assessments “are the job of the county and not the towns or private contractors who also happen to be campaign donors.” Regarding recent corruption scandals, Arora said, “The portion of our property tax bill that we’re paying for the patronage jobs and no-bid contracts amounts to a corruption tax” levied on the residents. However, he said the biggest issue facing his legislative district is the Bethpage plume groundwater pollution traced to Grumman’s facility in Bethpage. Arora said of the plume, “When the government says not to worry about an environmental or contamination issue, we need to worry even more.” He said, “I will fight every single day to get real action” on the plume. Arora pledged to serve a maximum of three two-year terms because he said, “I absolutely believe in term limits.” He added, “ I have no friends or family in government, and I will not be getting anyone a job. “

Arora, 41, of Hicksville, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Arora, who is also known as “Rae,” works as the head of financial operations for a real estate management company in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Arora was raised in Old Westbury and is a 1994 graduate of The Wheatley School in Old Westbury. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University. After graduation, Arora interned at PaineWebber, an accounting firm in Weekawken, New Jersey. Arora also worked in retail sales on Long Island. This is his first run for public office. Arora is married and has three children.