Island Vote 2012: Fresh faces fight for new Assembly seat

VALLEY STREAM - Two political newcomers are vying for the newly formed 22nd state Assembly District, added thanks to a rise in population in the latest census. The district stretches from Bellrose to North Woodmere and includes all the communities from Franklin Square to Garden City. Republican candidate Sean Wright is facing off against Michaelle Solages, a Democrat. Solages is the sister of the well-known Nassau Legislator Carrie Solages while Wright is a Town of Hempstead deputy attorney. The two have widely different views on the needs of the district: Wright is campaigning on school aid for children while Solages is making jobs and small business her focus.To watch local debates and more Island Vote coverage, go to Optimum TV Channel 612.Island Vote 2012: Veteran politician, lawyer vie for Assembly seatIsland Vote 2012 DebatesIsland Vote 2012: A closer look at LI's new voting districts

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The blaze broke out at the Davidson Avenue 1 Firefighter injured while battling house fire in Lynbrook
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised to 2 AG Sessions to MS-13 on LI: We are coming for you
Sen. Phil Boyle is pushing to make it 3 Sen. Boyle pushes to ban posting violent acts on social media
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions was met 4 Protesters gather as AG Sessions speaks on LI gang violence
Some residents in Syosset and Woodbury are concerned 5 Syosset, Woodbury residents concerned over new cell towers

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE