Friends of Ed Ra

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published Welcome 2012-08-15 10:55:00 -0400

Welcome

Dear Friends,

Four years ago, taxpayers and small businesses gave me the honor of serving them in Albany based on one principle: community first. I keep this principle with me each and every day whether I am working in Albany or back home in the district. We've worked hard to craft four fiscally responsible and on-time state budgets while capping property taxes, securing investment in local economic development, restoring hundreds of millions of dollars in education aid and creating the lowest tax rates for middle-class New Yorkers in nearly 60 years.

While I am proud of these accomplishments much work lies ahead. We need to work to ensure all of our children have access to a first rate education by unshackling our local districts from the countless unfunded mandates and returning control to our local school boards. We need to create an environment conducive to learning for both students and teachers by reducing our emphasis on high stakes testing and restoring a nurturing classroom environment.

Creating jobs for our community remains a top priority of mine. With our improving fiscal situation we need to focus on reinvesting in our infrastructure and adopting big picture solutions to improve our business climate rather than gimmicks and subsidies to favored industries. I will continue to fight tirelessly to make New York more business-friendly and improve New York’s economy.

I look forward to continue to put our community first. Thank you for placing your trust in me.

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published Rules 2012-07-30 10:57:10 -0400

Rules

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  2. Be civil. No personal attacks.
  3. 1 account per person.

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published Meet Ed Ra 2012-07-30 09:35:00 -0400

Meet Ed

Long Island native Ed Ra was elected to represent the people of the 21st district in the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010 and re-elected to represent the newly created 19th district in 2012. His district includes parts of the Towns of Hempstead, North Hempstead and Oyster Bay in Nassau County.

Ed Ra serves as a member of the Health, Labor, Codes and Higher Education Committee and the Ranking Minority Member of the Education Committee.  Ra also serves as Vice-Chair of the Minority Steering Committee and Vice-Chair of the Minority Task Force on School Safety. 

Ed Ra graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 2004 where he served as a member of the Student Government Association for four years including as Senior Class President. He received his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law in 2007 and LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2008. Assemblyman Ra is admitted to practice law in N.Y., N.J. and Pennsylvania.

Prior to his election, Assemblyman Ra served as a Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Hempstead and as a legal aide in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Assemblyman Ra is a Member of the Franklin Square Kiwanis, a 3rd Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, 12 Apostles Council and a member of the Cellini Lodge #2206, Order Sons of Italy in America.

Assemblyman Ra is a resident of Garden City South, where he lives with his wife, Laura.