Seaford, NY - January 7, 2017 - Senator John E. Brooks took a ceremonial oath of office surrounded by constituents, friends, and family, in the district at Seaford High School this afternoon. He officially took his oath of office on January 4th, 2017 in Albany, New York. Senator Brooks, knowing that many community leaders would not be able to attend the official swearing in, he organized the ceremony to include everyone from the district and Long Island. It was held at Seaford High School to highlight the Senator's commitment to public education.
Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart Cousin administered the oath of office.
Senator John Brooks said, “My number one priority is serving the needs of my constituents and being accessible. Hosting this ceremony within the district is significant because I want them to know that their involvement is important, from day one. We have a lot of work to do, but their input is essential to making real, effective change in Albany and here at home on Long Island. I want my constituents to know that, unabashedly, my door is always open.”
Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, said, “John Brooks is a dedicated public servant and a staunch advocate for Long Island residents, and he will be a terrific Senator. John will fight for Long Island schools to receive their fair share of state aid and for Long Island communities to receive the focus and investment they deserve. The Senate Democrats will listen to John when it comes to Long Island issues and I am proud to welcome him to our conference and the State Senate.”
Brooks concluded, “It’s time to get to work by fighting to end corruption in government, standing up for quality education for all students, and working to make Long Island a more affordable place to raise a family.”
Senator Brooks represents the South Shore of Eastern Nassau and Western Suffolk counties of Long Island, including Freeport, Merrick, Roosevelt, Bellmore, Wantagh, Jones Beach Island, Seaford, East Massapequa, Massapequa, Amityville, East Farmingdale, Wyandanch and Lindenhurst. His district office is located at 5550 Merrick Rd, Suite 205, Massapequa, NY 11758, and can be reached at 516.882.0630.