My name is Monica R. Martinez. I am an immigrant, I am a teacher, I am a Suffolk County Legislator, and with your help, I will be your next New York State Senator and flip control of the Senate to Democrats, allowing us to pass important policies and provide better opportunities to all New Yorkers.
If you want a State Senate which fights for Long Island and passes important legislation, including gun-safety measures, supporting public education, protecting women’s health care, leading the fight against violent gangs like MS-13, and fighting back against the Trump and Washington Republican assault against New York, then I need your help.
I came to this country at the age of three. My parents sacrificed so much and fought so hard to give me the opportunity to succeed that I have dedicated my life to the belief we must make the opportunity to fulfill the American dream available to everyone. That is the reason I attended college and became a teacher, it is the reason I stepped up to serve the community in the Suffolk County Legislature, and it is the reason I am running today for the New York State Senate.
This country, and this community have given me the opportunities to succeed. I want to make sure every New Yorker has that same opportunity; the opportunity for a safe community, the opportunity for quality, affordable health care, and the opportunity for a great education. With your help, let's build that pathway to opportunity together.
Monica R. Martinez