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18th LD Candidate: Elizabeth Black [VIDEO]

Huntington School District trustee and retired teacher seeks first election to Suffolk County Legislature.

Huntington native Elizabeth Black hopes to continue her long record of community service as a new member of the Suffolk County Legislature.

Black is a retired teacher and nine-year trustee with the Huntington Board of Education. Married for 34 years, Black is a lifelong resident of Huntington with three children.

The first-time legislative candidate said she has a plan to fill a $125 million gap in the $2.7 billion dollar Suffolk County budget which is currently being negotiated the Legislature.

"If we can raise the sales revenue next year by five percent, then we can fill that gap," said Black. "How do we do that? We do that by getting economic activity going."

She said one of her priorities is to work to lift regulations which impede the growth of business.

"We have many duplications of regulations on all levels," said Black. She suggests streamlining the system to put putting on level of government in control of regulations.

Black said public safety is a concer and she will do all she can to provide safety for all of the towns and communities across Suffolk County.

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Joseph November 07, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Thanks to Ms. Black for her work on the campaign trail. However, she has failed to outline any real plans. She talks about listening tot he community but from what I hear, she didn't when she closed the Huntington School. She talks about public safety, but her response to safety issues was to expose the 100 people who wait at bus stops to the same "danger" she referenced for the walkers. She didn't bring in resources and she didn't look at educational mechanisms to address violence. I will be supporting Mr. William Spencer tomorrow at the polls and I invite you to join me.
J. Christopher November 07, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Hey Joseph, maybe you're comfortable wearing children as a bullet proof vest in order to get your candidate elected but I'm not.
Joseph November 07, 2011 at 11:42 PM
No J Christopher-that kind of dramatic rhetoric doesn't work. Evidence does. The evidence shows children were always safe in that school. My candidate doesn't need to hind behind rhetoric to show that he cares about every child. Plain and simple-your candidate closed a school, worried about the 100 walkers and then left them at bus stops. If safety for every child mattered, she would have been working to fix the issues. Instead she complained about everyone else not doing their job as she sat behind her desk and shut down a good thing in the neighborhood.
Kara November 07, 2011 at 11:49 PM
I am quite sure nobody wants children to be injured. The issue at hand is that there are many types of injuries. The physical injury type never occurred to any child at the school. The emotional wound of closure though has been felt by children in the school district for a long time. They see a school that the Board allows to use for Christmas parties, wrestling matches and fencing, but isn't good enough for education. It's an injurious double standard. They also (high school students) see a Board that has spent a year or so being unkind to one another. The school will one day reopen, hopefully sooner than later, but the wounds of disagreement and fighting last longer. I hope once this election ends, people work together for the improvement of huntington and its schools.
Morgan November 07, 2011 at 11:50 PM
Working to fix the issues caused in part by YOUR candidate. It's okay to have lockdowns during school hours if officials are "working on it". It's okay if the occasional victim gets shot on or near school property as long it's after hours and the same incumbents are "working on it". It's okay to slam your opponent with lies and distortions as long as you are an MD......AND an ordained minister. Did he ask WWJD before he approved each and every hateful mailing? Hopefully the truth gets to enough people by tomorrow.
J. Christopher November 08, 2011 at 12:00 AM
And if a kid got shot on school grounds, during school hours, who would you blame? No, I'll answer that one - Liz Black.
Joseph November 08, 2011 at 01:03 AM
I support Dr. Spencer for LD18 because he believes his first priority must be to improve our quality of life, by creating an environment that attracts new businesses and an economic corridor and to get our fair share of police resources. He will make our communities safe and it is exciting to think of LD 18 with Legislator Spencer!
J. Christopher November 08, 2011 at 01:23 AM
What a nice commercial you are Joseph! How about some other issues summed up nicely for you in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAn4SlR0-w0
Robert Desmond November 08, 2011 at 01:35 AM
You appropriately left out the two key critical needs that Spencer will never ever do. He will never partner with I.C.E. to remove the illegal immigrants from our town and steal our educational and health services. Who contribute to the gang crime which results in our emergency rooms to overflow with stab wounds (I know this as fact folks, I am not joking). The second is that he will never disapprove of high density housing in this area. You can bet that a vote for Spencer will be a sure fire vote for rubber stamping high density housing coming to a neighborhood near you. This man and is philosophy are a throw back to the 1960's when America was flush with cash and a generation of Americans bought into his logic. Fast forward 45 years and we are now broke from that philosophy. His philosophy was supposed to help the black families the most yet the unemployment rate of blacks today is twice that of whites. The sick and perverse thing is that Dr. Spencer doesn't mind that. If they need a check then he'll get a vote. His philosophy of keeping people in cheap run down Section 8 housing is fine as long at it keeps a group of people dependent upon him. He is not the cure for our problems is the the cause. Did I mention that I believe him to be a sexist with his "cup cake" attack ads on Ms. Black? I also heard rumor that he hates puppies. Vote Morrow / Cook / Black
Joseph November 08, 2011 at 01:46 AM
That video is not being taken seriously by the majority of people I know. Feel free to keep criticizing me for having a viewpoint different than yours. I wish you and all good luck tomorrow. May the voters come out and whatever happens, I hope we can all work together one day without the rhetoric and rude discourse.
J. Christopher November 08, 2011 at 01:52 AM
Your majority is my minority.
William Murray November 08, 2011 at 02:02 AM
Dr. Spencer is not taken seriously by the majority of the voters who will probably be females over 45. I wonder what he did to PO the ladies?
Joseph November 08, 2011 at 02:19 AM
Most women I know are too smart to fall for the "Spencer is sexist" jargon.
William Murray November 08, 2011 at 02:23 AM
Are they old enough to vote?
Robert Desmond November 08, 2011 at 02:26 AM
Don't blame anyone else but Spencer for paying for and sending out that disgustingly sexist mailer. Does he not believe that an accomplished woman can hold office? Is he that easily intimidated? Dr. Density is a very sad man and not worthy of holding public office. If he didn't approve of the mailer then he is incompetent and probably in violation of a couple of campaign laws as well. I am Dr. Spencer and I approved of the "Cup Cake " attack ad on Liz Black.

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