Nassau County Executive Candadite George Maragos: "I am honored to support Mr. George Siberon for Legislator in the 5th District."
Baldwin, NY - May 19, 2017 - Today, Mr. George Siberon, announced his candidacy for the Nassau County Legislature - District 5, offering his extensive knowledge and experience, in working with minorities, the disadvantaged and those neglected by government. George is running as an Independent Democrat for the Democratic Party nomination.
“I am running for Nassau County Legislator because I want to bring integrity to the Nassau County Legislature, said George Siberon. I am tired of hearing of our elected officials being indicted, and our communities losing faith and trust in government. I am tired of the “pay to play" politics. I am running because we have a very serious drug epidemic that is not adequately being addressed with over 575 Long Islanders having died of opiate overdoses. As a legislator, I would coordinate an educational campaign to parents on early detection and treatment of drug use. I would also advocate for community based organizations to receive funding to assist persons with drug issues, and I will travel to Albany with educational advocates for an equitable share of state funding for our schools.”
“I am honored to support Mr. George Siberon for Legislator in the 5th District, said George Maragos. Mr. Siberon, is a genuine person who understands the many issues facing our less privileged residents in Freeport, Baldwin and South Hempstead, He has always been a strong activist for social justice, affordable housing, public education and a fully funded public bus transportation system. Mr. Siberon is a person of unquestionable integrity, and independence whose only interest is to honorably serve the community,”
About GEORGE SIBERON, M.P.A., M.S.W.
George Siberon is the Executive Director of the Hempstead Civic Association, a not for profit, community based organization that has been providing services to the residents of Hempstead and surrounding communities for over 30 years. Mr. Siberon is responsible for ensuring that services provided by the HHCA (English as a second language, after school tutoring, summer camp, affordable housing and tenant advocacy) are provided in a professional, culturally sensitive manner. George has over 40 years of administrative experience as Executive Director of the Nassau County Youth Board, District Manager for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Deputy Acting Executive Director of ASPIRA of New York, and Psychiatric Social Workers of Puerto Rican Family Institute.
George has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Queens College, a Master of Social Work Degree, Fordham University and a Master of Public Administration Degree, Baruch College, where he graduated with honors. George is a graduate of the prestigious National Urban Fellows’ Program and is a member of Phi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public affairs and administration. George has received numerous honors; top advocate for Latino empowerment, community service award, NAACP-Freeport/Roosevelt branch, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, the Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre and from the Circulo De La Hispanidad George lives in Baldwin, New York with his wife, Dr. Margarita Lopez-Siberon and their daughter Tanya.