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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Sylvia A. Cabana | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Sylvia A. Cabana is running for Hempstead town clerk

Sylvia A. Cabana

Cabana said she wants to bring further transparency to the Hempstead Town clerk’s office. She said she wants documents to be translated into additional languages and hopes, if elected, to expand the town’s translation services program. She said she would make sure that town documents posted online would be easily searchable and “as open to the public as possible” and make it a “much more open and accessible system.” Cabana, who is fluent in Spanish, also said she’s interested in doing more community outreach and customer service programs through the clerk’s office. “There’s a lot of people that need help and sometimes they don’t know where to go to find the information,” she said. “People need to know where to get vital services.” She said she would also start a mentoring program for children in low-income neighborhoods.

Cabana, 50, of Garden City, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Cabana practices immigration law in New York City and has an office in West Hempstead. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Barnard College and a law degree from Hofstra University. In 2015, she ran unsuccessfully for the Nassau County Legislature’s 14th District. She is secretary for the Nassau Women’s Democratic Caucus and vice president of Indivisible for Democracy in Garden City. Cabana is also a member of the Garden City Parent-Teacher Association and the Garden City Special Education Parent-Teacher Association. She was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Garden City. She is married, with two children.