By David Olson
Christine Pellegrino, a teacher from West Islip, said she wants to run as the Democratic candidate in the May special election in a South Shore Assembly district because she believes she can have a strong voice on educational policy and funding as a legislator in Albany. But she said she’d need more than good ideas to win.
“Just to say ‘I’m going to run’ is not enough,” she said. “If you don’t have a structure behind you and don’t have an action plan, you will not be as successful.”