BACKGROUND Carr, 43, of Williston Park, a Local 3 union electrician, is running for the Assembly on the Democrat, Working Family and Women’s Equality party lines. Carr, who grew up in Freeport, earned a bachelor of labor studies degree from the SUNY Empire State College Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Center for Labor Studies. Carr was elected 6-1/2 years ago to the Williston Park Village Board and is currently in his second term on the board. He serves as the village board liaison to the Williston Park Village Court and the board’s neighborhood watch committee. Carr is married and has four children.
ISSUES Carr said that if elected to the Assembly he will be a “voice for the middle class” because, he said, “I am middle class.” Carr continued, “I mirror the [19th] Assembly District because I have four children in college to seventh grade, and I also have parents who are retired and living in Nassau County on a fixed income.” Carr said he understands the “struggle to stay here and live in one of the most expensive places to live in the country.” Carr said he supports “sensible gun control.” “I would like to outlaw semiautomatic guns” because he said, “We don’t use them to hunt.” Carr said that if elected he would seek more funding to fight the opioid epidemic.” He said, “One of my thoughts is to leave a school building open in the afternoon in Mineola or Williston Park so that kids can have a place to hang out after school as a safe haven.” Carr said that an after-school program would be a “great way of keeping kids away from the chances of even seeing opioids.”