Gina Sillitti

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Gina Sillitti
Gina Sillitti. She is running for re-election on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines. (Photo courtesy of Gina Sillitti)

Biography

Gina Sillitti, 44, of Manorhaven, has represented Assembly District 16 since 2021. She is running for re-election on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines.

Born and raised on Long Island, Sillitti attended the University of Georgia. Her nearly two-decade public service career began in the Nassau County Legislature.

Sillitti was appointed deputy commissioner of the Town of North Hempstead’s Department of Community Services in 2010. During this time, she collaborated with a wide range of constituency groups, including the establishment of the first Asian American Festival Committee to promote cultural diversity.

Sillitti was then promoted to deputy chief of staff and director of legislative affairs, where she acted as a liaison to officials to ensure that initiatives, grant proposals and legislation received attention. Later, she was recruited to serve as director of human resources and compliance at the Nassau County Board of Elections in 2015.

Voters chose Sillitti to serve her first term as a state assemblywoman in 2020. She is proud of having been able to bring record levels of state financing for schools, local governments and police and first responders, allowing them to rely less on property taxes, her campaign website states.

The Issues

Among Sillitti’s top issues are community protection, gun safety and creating jobs. She said she will continue to fight for gun control and to keep communities safe. She said she will also still bring in funds to ease the stress on taxpayers while maintaining school quality.

Sillitti also has made fighting for the environment a key tenet of her first term and seeks to continue to do so if re-elected. She is a supporter of the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022.

The act, if approved, would allow the sale of state bonds up to $4.2 billion to fund environmental protection, natural restoration, resiliency and clean energy projects in order to address and combat the impact of climate change and environmental damage.

The District

Assembly District 16 comprises Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Herricks, Mineola, Baxter Estates, parts of East Williston, Old Westbury, Roslyn Estates, Roslyn, Albertson, Williston Park and New Hyde Park.

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