Chad Lupinacci, the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Working Families Party candidate for the New York State Assembly, 10th District, today unveiled several proposals to combat and prevent criminal activity in Huntington.
“The continued prevalence of crime in our neighborhoods represents a failure of leadership. Our elected officials simply must do more. Parents should feel confident that their children are able to grow up in a safe and secure environment. As your Assemblyman, I will take a proactive approach to fighting crime. The fact that we had to resort to the installation of Crime Spotter, a reactive, rather than proactive solution, is sad.”
Lupinacci will work to implement a combination of crime prevention measures by addressing the root causes of crime and providing the tools for effective police enforcement. “The violence did not develop overnight and cannot be eliminated without a comprehensive collaborative effort between the stakeholders at all levels of government. In order to prevent this violence, we must understand its causes, work together, and give our police the best resources to investigate and deter crime.”
Lupinacci’s proposals include the following: (1) helping our schools maintain existing after-school activities and for intramural sports programs so that every student who wants to play a sport has the opportunity to; (2) the reestablishment of the Huntington Station Police Annex; and (3) legislation that creates the crime of gang solicitation, recruitment or retention of minors and increases penalties for solicitation or recruitment with 500 feet of a school.
“By working together with the residents of the 10th Assembly District, we will be able to insure a safe and healthy environment for everyone to live in.”
Chad is a lifelong resident of South Huntington and a 1997 graduate of Walt Whitman High School. He is a full-time professor at Farmingdale State College and an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College and Hofstra University, where he received his B.A. in 2001(summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law, and his M.B.A. from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.
The 10th Assembly District includes the hamlets of Cold Spring Harbor, Dix Hills, Greenlawn, Elwood, Huntington, Huntington Station, Lloyd Harbor, Melville, South Huntington and West Hills in the Town of Huntington as well as part of Farmingdale in the Town of Babylon.