It is with tremendous pride and honor to announce that I have accepted the Republican Party’s nomination to run for Office of Nassau County Legislator in District 16, which encompasses Plainview, Old Bethpage, Woodbury, Hicksville, Syosset, Jericho, Old Westbury and Roslyn Heights!
I am extremely humbled and excited for the opportunity to affect progress and prosperity within our community, based upon strong family values and preserving the suburban quality of life.
My name is Dan Alter, and I am a fellow resident of Plainview, in the Town of Oyster Bay and District 16, who is a husband to a beloved wife and father of two great children who are currently within our school system and sports. I immigrated to the United States from Israel at the age of 10, with my family in the pursuit of the American Dream. The move provided me with the greatest opportunity to become well educated and productive member of my profession and our community. Professionally, I am a Professor and entrepreneur who has always maintained and carried myself in ways that allowed me to lead with positive performances and accomplishments.
This past year has been challenging for many, and to add insult to injury, the County Executive’s new property tax assessment has put many of our fellow residents - to the tune of 65% - in a very precarious position. Property taxes have increased significantly and many are now paying well over double what their property taxes were a year ago. The unfortunate consequences of this very unfair legislation, approved by the current Legislator, have created the disastrous need for our friends and families to make very tough decisions as they relate to their beloved homes. Young families are discouraged about living in Nassau County, merely because of the absorbent property taxes; as well, folks who have resided in Nassau County for years and are now on a fixed income find themselves forced out, because they are unable to sustain the tax burden placed on the same home they raised their families in; as well as those families who find their young adult children looking to live elsewhere for the same reasons and therefore separating from their parents who have worked so hard to provide for their children, which they were so looking forward to seeing prosper.
This has to end and has to end, now.