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

Sydney K. Martin

Sydney K. Martin is running for Council Member, Town of Oyster Bay

Sydney K. Martin

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SYDNEY K. MARTIN

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Martin, 64, of Massapequa, is a retired firefighter. He is the assistant pastor of Destiny House Christian Church in Freeport.
  • Through his church, he provides support to young people who age out of the foster care system.
  • He ministers to men incarcerated at the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow to help them integrate back into society.

ISSUES:

  • Martin said that if elected he will educate young people about the dangers of fentanyl, which he said is destroying families in the community.
  • He said he will push for the council moving from councilmanic terms, where council members are elected on a townwide basis, to one where council members represent their own community.
  • He said he wants to address quality-of-life issues like equitable services for all, and also focus on affordable housing for middle- and working-class residents.

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