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Candidate Profile: Dean Skelos

The long-time 9th District senator is seeking his 15th term.

Name: Dean Skelos

Hometown: Rockville Centre

Party: Republican

Education: Washington College (Maryland); Fordham University School of Law

Bio: Dean Skelos is seeking his 15th term in the 9th Senate District. He serves as the chamber’s Majority Leader. Before assuming the responsibilities of Majority Leader, he held the position of Senate Republican Leader. As the author of Megan’s Law, Senator Skelos created the New York State Sex Offender Registry. He worked with then Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to enact the new e-STOP law which prevents registered sex offenders from accessing social networking websites.

Key Facts:

  • He is the second senator from Long Island to be named Majority Leader.
  • Prior to his election to the State Senate in 1984, Senator Skelos represented New York State’s 19th Assembly District for two years.

Opponent: Thomas Feffer, D-Lynbrook.

District: The 9th Senate District includes Rockville Centre, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, Hewlett, Inwood, Woodmere, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, East Rockaway, Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout, Lido Beach, Malverne and West Hempstead. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls are open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Visit http://www.vote411.org/pollfinder.php to find your local polling location.

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