Public 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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

As a mother, educator and community leader Christine Pellegrino directly understands the challenges facing Long Island’s families.

As a leader of the Opt Out movement Christine has advocated and organized against standardization from Albany that harms our children. She has fought for funding for education and believes that Long Island’s families deserve their fair share of dollars from Albany.

A proud mother of two children in middle school, Christine earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1991 and her Master of Science Degree in Education: Reading Specialist in 1998. She also received an Education Professional Diploma, School Supervision & Administration in 2012.

2017 Endorsements

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Our Revolution

“The political decisions that most directly impact the day-to-day life of individuals often occur at the local level -- which is why we’re focused on elevating strong progressives who are working towards change in their own backyards, as a Bernie Sanders delegate in the 2016 election, Pellegrino worked tirelessly to organize voters in her community and throughout the state of New York. We’re honored to endorse her for New York State Assembly.”


New York State United Teachers

“Christine Pellegrino’s voice must be heard in Albany. She’s a teacher, a leader, an opt-out activist and a fighter for public education and middle-class families,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. “We are proud to endorse her candidacy.”

Eleanor's Legacy

“Christine Pellegrino has been a leader in the fight for better schools. We need more mothers and teachers in Albany and we can count on Christine to be a strong voice for the women of Long Island and New York. We’re proud to endorse her.”

Emily's List

“Christine Pellegrino is the fighter that Long Island’s women and families need in Albany, she has tirelessly worked to put the well-being of her students and the center of education policy, and we know that she will be a relentless advocate in the Assembly for women’s health and policies that promote prosperity for all of New York’s families.”


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