Christine Pellegrino for NY State Assembly
Because our kids deserve their fair share

We deserve the best schools for our kids and our fair share of money from Albany.
Christine Pellegrino has led the fight for local control of our schools and against standardization in our schools that simply doesn’t work for our children. She’ll be on our side in Albany, not the corrupt politicians.

9th Assembly District special election - Tuesday May 23rd 2017.

To see if you are a voter in NY assembly district #9, click here. (Babylon, North Babylon, West Babylon, West Bay Shore, Brightwaters, South Farmingdale, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, East Massapequa, West Islip, Gilgo Beach and Oak Beach) If you are in district, get a text reminder on Tuesday!

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Endorsements...

Pellegrino Endorsed By Dozens Of Women Lawmakers

May 20, 2017

NyStateofPolitics.Com Democratic Assembly candidate Christine Pellegrino this week was endorsed by dozens of women elected officials, including lawmakers in the chamber she hopes to join after the Tuesday special election. “Christine Pellegrino has real-world experience in being a leader and a role model for so many,” said Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre.…

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EMILY’s List Endorses Christine Pellegrino for New York State Assembly in the 9th District

May 18, 2017

West Islip, NY – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has endorsed Christine Pellegrino for the New York State Assembly in the 9th District. A special election for the seat will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd. “Christine Pellegrino is the fighter that Long Island’s…

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Eleanor’s Legacy Endorses Pellegrino

May 10, 2017

West Islip, NY – Eleanor’s Legacy has endorsed Christine Pellegrino for the New York State Assembly in the Ninth District.  A special election for the seat will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd. Inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s example of leadership and her commitment to promoting women in politics and government, this adds another…

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Fighting For Children PAC Endorses Christine Pellegrino

May 10, 2017

The political action committee that supports the passage of the Child Victims Act has endorsed Democratic Assembly hopeful Christine Pellegrino in the May 23 special election. The PAC, Fighting for Children, was formed by Greene County businessman Gary Greenberg to push for the passage of the bill that makes it…

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Endorses Pellegrino in 9th Assembly District Special Election

May 5, 2017

West Islip, NY – New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has endorsed Christine Pellegrino for the New York State Assembly in the Ninth District.  A special election for the seat will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd. DiNapoli appeared with Pellegrino, as well as fellow supporters Suffolk County Executive Steve…

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New York State AFL-CIO Endorses Pellegrino in 9th Assembly District Special Election

May 2, 2017

West Islip, NY – The New York State AFL-CIO has endorsed Christine Pellegrino for the New York State Assembly in the Ninth District.  A special election for the seat will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd. This adds another significant endorsement in the closely watched race, following the major endorsements…

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CWA and UAW Endorse Pellegrino In 9th Assembly District Special Election

April 11, 2017

West Islip, NY – The Communications Workers of America Local 1108 and the United Auto Workers Region 9A have endorsed Christine Pellegrino for the New York State Assembly in the Ninth Assembly District.  A special election for the seat will be held on Tuesday May 23rd. These are significant endorsements…

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Our Revolution endorses Christine Pellegrino in important Long Island Special Election

April 10, 2017

Our Revolution Christine is a teacher, a true progressive and a community activist. She has worked for years as a leader of the Long Island Progressive Coalition and the Long Island Opt Out movement, which is fighting for local control of schools and against the common core requirements in the…

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NYSUT endorses Pellegrino for 9th District Assembly Seat

April 9, 2017

NYSUT.ORG ALBANY, N.Y. April 4, 2017 — New York State United Teachers today announced the endorsement of Christine Pellegrino, a Baldwin teacher and fighter for public education, in the race for the open 9th Assembly District seat. NYSUT’s Board of Directors voted to endorse Pellegrino in the May 23 special…

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News...

Pellegrino Heads into Special Election’s Final Week With More Than Four Times As Much Cash On Hand As Her Opponent

May 15, 2017

West Islip, NY – Christine Pellegrino, Democratic candidate for New York State Assembly, has filed with the New York State Board of Elections with a commanding advantage in money in the bank over her opponent heading into the final week of the campaign. This adds even more momentum for Pellegrino in the closely…

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Pellegrino Calls for Investigation into Allegation of Criminality by Tom Gargiulo Involving the Babylon Tax Receiver’s Office

May 8, 2017

Democratic Assembly Candidate Christine Pellegrino Calls for Investigation into Allegation of Criminality by Tom Gargiulo Involving the Babylon Tax Receiver’s Office   Pellegrino Renews Call for Garguilo to Disavow Disgraced Conservative Party Leader Ed Walsh who Stole Hundreds of Thousands from Suffolk Taxpayers According to Federal Authorities West Islip, NY – Christine…

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Christine Pellegrino backs Suffolk lawsuit against Edward Walsh

May 3, 2017

Newsday Democratic Assembly candidate Christine Pellegrino said she backs Suffolk County’s lawsuit to force ex-county Conservative chairman Edward Walsh to return $444,000 in wages prosecutors say he took illegally. Pellegrino also asked her Conservative opponent, Thomas Gargiulo, to join her in denouncing Walsh’s actions. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone ordered…

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Schaffer still appears to be giving Pellegrino short shrift

April 8, 2017

Newsday Christine Pellegrino, Democratic nominee, is facing a special election for State Assembly. (Credit: Pellegrino for Assembly) When Suffolk Democrats held their spring dinner last week, party chairman Richard Schaffer took the time to introduce all candidates facing election this fall. Yet he failed to mention the one Democratic nominee,…

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Democrats switch candidates In 9th Assembly District race

March 15, 2017

Newsday Democrats on Wednesday made a last-minute candidate switch in the special election for the Ninth District Assembly seat, choosing Christine Pellegrino, a local teacher and leader in the Opt Out movement that opposes Common Core testing in public schools. But Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer said he would take…

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Issues...

Education

As an elementary school Reading Teacher for twenty five years and a mother of two daughters in middle school, I care passionately about the fight for local control over our schools. As a leader in the opt-out movement, I will stand against the standardization efforts from Albany that harms our children and weakens our say in their future.

Corruption

We’re sick and tired of the seemingly endless string of corruption scandals that flow from Albany.  I'm embarrassed to explain to my children every time another elected official or political party leader is arrested for corruption and abusing the public trust to line their own pockets. 

Property Taxes

While politicians are more than happy to take our hard earned tax dollars, we're not getting back our fair share of the funding. This a bad deal that hurts Long Island families and impacts their ability not just to thrive here, but to survive. I'll hold the line on property taxes.

Heroin epidemic

We need to put an end to this drug crisis that is preying upon our children and destroying families. I'll make sure law enforcement has the resources they need to get these drugs out of our community and that first responders and emergency personnel have the tools they need to help people in crisis.

Storm Preparedness

Our district is on the front lines of devastating storms like Hurricane Sandy. I will never forget the sight of the storm waters rising to my front door and the devastation that so many of our neighbors faced. It is unacceptable how burdensome the relief process was for so many families and I will always defend these families as they rebuild their lives.

Protecting our water and our environment

Our water supply is critical to our health and to our property values. I'll fight for the resources from Albany to clean up the toxins that threaten our drinking water and make sure polluters are not poisoning our families.

Yes, I support Christine Pellegrino's campaign to protect our water, invest in our schools, and put Long Island families first.