On the frosty morning of Feb. 7, residents of Syosset, Jericho and Plainview packed themselves into the cafeteria of Syosset’s Harry B. Thompson Elementary School to break bread with local politicians while airing concerns and opinions in regards to the state of education in New York today.
Theresa Gordon, Syosset Council PTA President, helped co-organize the third annual Legislative Breakfast along with representatives from the Plainview and Jericho school districts. She said that the event, previously held the last two years in Plainview, provides an open and direct channel of communication between residents and their elected representatives in government.
The Legislative Breakfast saw several elected officials present—including Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury), Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove), Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Roger Tilles of the New York State Board of Regents—enjoying bagels and coffee with their constituents while discussing a variety of hot-button topics. The Thompson cafeteria was packed to capacity, and Gordon praised those present for their civic-mindedness.
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