Ann Brancato has been a resident of Long Island’s South Shore for more than forty years. As a single mother, she raised three children while building an impressive career, which included leadership roles as a healthcare and human services professional, private business owner, educator, and community leader.

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Today, nearly 20% of all New Yorkers are aged 60 and over, demonstrating a need for leaders who will protect and advocate for the needs of their community. The issues that seniors face have been brushed aside by politicians in Albany for too long, but Ann Brancato vows to change that.

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We must learn from our mistakes in the past, lessen the effects of our mistakes today, and adapt our system to prepare for tomorrow. As our world is vulnerable, we must In the coming months, our campaign will be releasing our plan that will help combat these issues. When elected to office, we will take on these challenges in Albany.

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As a proud doggie-mother to her rescued Lhasa Apso named Bradley, Ann Brancato is a fierce advocate for animal rights and welfare. If elected, Ann has committed to appointing a member of her staff to be solely dedicated to animal rights issues. In the NYS Assembly, she will prioritize bills and policies that address the humane treatment of animals as part of her central policy platform.

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The New York State Constitution guarantees the right to public education. Ann Brancato is not only committed to upholding and protecting this right, but to doing all she can to make sure every student can receive a quality education. A former educator and a mother to three children who attended public school, Ann understands the substantial positive impact that a quality public education can have on a student. That is why she will fight to bring additional funding into our public schools to ensure they have the resources they need.

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The primary responsibility of an elected official is to serve and assist the constituents of their districts. Unlike other government representatives who sometimes act for their personal interests rather than those of their constituents, Ann has vowed always to put the interests of the more than 120,000 residents of Assembly District 9 above her own. Ann’s actions will not only reflect this commitment in Albany, but she will also be continually accessible to those living in the south shore of Long Island. She will accomplish this by being personally available as much as possible and by establishing an effective and responsive Constituent Service Team in her District.

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Ann Brancato has long been a supporter of and an advocate for the men and women who have fought for our country. Ann’s husband, John, served in the United States Air Force for over 30 years, retiring as a Colonel. Throughout her life, she has taken action to support this noble community, notably by volunteering to help support veterans and first responders with emotional and mental health issues by soliciting grant money to pay for health programs for Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).

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On Long Islands South Shore, we face an environmental crisis that puts our health and safety at risk. The toxic Grumman-Navy Plume has contaminated our drinking water, jeopardizing the health of us all, and every day it expands by a foot. Past and present plans to clean up the Plume have been ineffective and costly. Millions of taxpayer dollars have already been spent on the cleanup, despite the fact that current NYS projections state that the current plan will take over 100 years to fully-clean the water supply.

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With over 60 million disabled people in the United States, it is absolutely vital that we advocate for and protect this community’s needs – especially amidst one of the most catastrophic public health crises of our time. Thirty percent of all American households include someone with a disability, be it mental or physical, and we must guarantee that our vital community members do not get left behind.

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