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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: Nov. 7, 2023 general election

Rose Marie Walker

Rose Marie Walker is running for Nassau County Legislator, 17th District

Rose Marie Walker




  • Walker, 72, of Hicksville, is seeking an eighth term and is also running on the Conservative Party line. Prior to her election in 2009, she was a councilwoman for the Town of Oyster Bay. 
  • In the legislature, she chairs the Health and Social Services Committee and is vice chair of Minority Affairs and of Senior Affairs, Finance and Veterans.
  • She has served as a trustee on the Board of Education in Hicksville, is a founding member of the Hicksville Athletic Booster Club and is a member of the Kiwanis and multiple civic associations.


  • Walker said keeping communities affordable is a priority, especially for seniors. Taxes are a concern, as is ensuring there are good jobs to keep young people in the community.
  • Citing more rampant crime with the change in bail and discovery reforms, she said she will work with the police department and her colleagues to keep residents and their property safe.
  • Her focus includes water issues involving the Grumman/Navy plume, 1,4-dioxane in wells and contaminants from prior industrial factories.

'Why am I giving up my Friday night to listen to this?' A Newsday analysis shows the number of referees and umpires has declined 25.2% in Nassau and 18.1% in Suffolk since 2011-12. Officials and administrators say the main reason is spectator behavior. NewsdayTV's Carissa Kellman reports.