Why I'm Running for Assembly

Lou Imbroto is running for Assembly in the 13th District.


            Long Island has a problem. For too long I've watched friends and family leave the region, driven out by the skyrocketing taxes and high cost of living that plague our surroundings.  From Glen Cove to Plainview, I've seen life-long Long Islanders forced to leave their grandchildren behind and young families who must abandon their roots to seek out jobs and affordable housing elsewhere.  I’ve seen businesses that have employed Long Islanders for generations pack up and move out of state.  Yet our elected officials fail to see how their irresponsible policies have led to this, and respond with more of the same tired tax and spend approach.

            They just don't get it.  From out of control state spending and expensive mandates on our local governments, to red light cameras and the MTA Tax, our representatives are completely out of touch.  Rather than recognize the consequences of these policies on the average taxpayer, Long Islanders continue to be viewed as an infinite source of funding, and no attempt is made to rein in spending or reduce these burdens.

            We deserve better.  I've decided to run for the New York State Assembly because Long Island desperately needs a change of direction.  We need leaders in touch with their districts, who realize their constituents are overburdened already and the solution to every problem is not a new tax.  We need representatives who realize that penalizing small business does not help the middle class and increasing the cost of employment is no way to create jobs.  We need a fighter, an advocate who will stand up for Long Islanders first and reduce the burdens on middle class families.  Only then can we address the real problems Long Island faces and rebound from years of reckless policies that have caused a mass migration of our youth, seniors and families to other states and regions.

            As your Assemblyman, I will focus on creating jobs and cutting taxes first and not get bogged down in the distractions that throw state government off track.  I pledge to put Long Island first and to make every decision with the goal of improving the lives of the citizens of the 13th Assembly District.

           I look forward to getting to know you as I make my way through the district and I hope to see you on the campaign trail.

-Lou Imbroto


For more information about Lou, visit www.Imbroto.com & www.facebook.com/Imbroto

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John Rennhack July 19, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Mike, please cite some studies on you 99%. I've seen people blow red lights and it's usually after the light turns red. And most people sadly see the yellow light as a reason to hit the gas rather than slow down. And if you can prove the yellow to red timing was shortened, you have a major lawsuit against Nassau in you lap. BUT an attorney who did try to sue to stop the cameras lost because he could not make his case. Bottom line, don't run a red light. Simple.
John Rennhack July 19, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Oh, and the guy you're taking the quote out of context from SUPPORTS the cameras. "“This issue is not over,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, vice chair of the Public Safety Committee. “It’s an issue of getting down to whether or not this is beneficial to the public, allowing the state Legislature to bring clarity on enforceability and what we’re allowed to charge.” Cardenas said he supports the traffic camera program in practice, based on the fact that there have been zero reported fatalities at the 32 intersections where the cameras are located since they were activated. “The monetary factor is tertiary. To me its about public safety,” he said."
Lisa July 19, 2012 at 01:21 AM
John, you're taking the article out of context. Besides Los Angeles, 15 other states have already banned red light cameras. Red-light cameras are a money-making enterprise for the cities that deploy them and for the camera vendors that build their business profitability around the ticketing machines. You claim that cameras improve intersection safety by deterring red-light running and by ticketing rolling-right-turn-on-red drivers. Yet numerous studies, including an investigative report by the Washington Post, have shown accident rates increasing by double-digit percentages after the introduction of cameras.
Theresa July 19, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I got into a car accident because of those camera lights! Had to stop short because I was scared of getting a ticket and was hit from behind. Those cameras are a BAD IDEA! GET RID OF THEM, LOU!!! The current Assemblyman sends mailers out to us how he wants to lower our taxes, but all he keeps doing is help RAISE them with garbage like these camera lights. Also, he's for the city, NOT for my DISTRICT! We need a CHANGE NOW!
Nick G October 15, 2012 at 04:20 PM
John, don't try to talk sense with these fools. The point they're missing: No substances in these statements. Imbroto's plans are devoid of information.


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