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2010-08-11 / Columnists

Amityville & More

Our Piece of the World
by Ellen Holliday

Carol Gordon, the democratic candidate in the 8th Senate district is challenging incumbent Senator Chuck Fuschillo in November. She is shown center with her supporters at a recent rally. Carol Gordon, the democratic candidate in the 8th Senate district is challenging incumbent Senator Chuck Fuschillo in November. She is shown center with her supporters at a recent rally. Carol A. Gordon is running for New York State Senate in the 8th District. She is a resident of Massapequa and was raised in Amityville. She is one of 7 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Carey and graduated from Amityville Memorial H.S. in 1971. She was a popular person even then and was voted Prom Queen. After she married, she moved to Wheatley Heights and then West Babylon, raising four children of her own. One son still lives in her heart, having passed some years ago. Remaining are one living son and two daughters, who blessed her with 10 grandchildren.

Gordon is a Democrat and is opposing incumbent Senator Chuck Fuschillo. Elections are November 2.

She is a collector of antiques and has established her own business in Massapequa. Since she retired from 25 years of service for the Department of Veterans Affairs, in Northport, Carol is free to travel on L.I. with her African American Museum and Artifacts from her collection, Unspoken History Treasures. Her commitment to America and her community is the basic reason she feels right for the job in the Senate. Caring for our veterans as a mental health clinic manager and patient advocate, she initiated many sustainable support programs including an effort to have the first women veterans admitted into an all male unit. Under her leadership, seminars were established for health, and a series of self-esteem/ personal development seminars for our veterans, a mentoring program, a toastmaster club and she was a board member of the Wee Luv Em Day Care Center.

Carol is the Vice President of the Breezy Point Civic Association, a member of the National Organization of Women, chairperson of the mentoring and education committee for the Urban Financial Services Coalition of L.I. and former member of the Board of Directors of (NACEC) North Amityville Community Economic Council, (UNAYO).

As the United North Amityville Youth Organization’s Co-recreational Director, and a Vice President of the N.A.A.C.P., she is creating an agenda for the eighth senatorial district that will be from the people, by the people, for the people, to take with her to Albany. She calls it The People’s Agenda Campaign 2010. Simply, it’s one you can’t forget. Keep up with her at http:carolagordonforsenate.com, fund raiser at Breezy Point Yacht Club on August 21st.

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