Senator opens district office on East Merrick Road


State Senator Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick’s new district office has a home in Valley Stream with a ceremonial office opening and ribbon cutting on East Merrick Road on August 30. Various village officials, Chambers of Commerce dignitaries, community leaders, business owners, and residents from every corner of the 9th Senate District, which encompasses Valley Stream, Malverne, Lynbrook, and several other communities, were in attendance.

“I am filled with gratitude for the relationships we are building together, as this is undoubtedly a collaborative effort,” said Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, a Republican. “Please know my door is always open, and I look forward to continuing our work for the residents of Senate District 9, Long Island, and New York State.”

Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick’s first order of local business, finding a suitable location for her homefield office, can now officially be checked off. Because of the redistricting of the state’s Senate map, the Rockville Centre office used by her Democrat predecessor Todd Kaminsky, who retired from public office, is now outside of the redrawn 9th Senate District boundaries. Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick previously served as deputy mayor and a trustee in Malverne. Her father, Joseph Canzoneri, is a former Malverne mayor. In her first months in public office, she has set a tone of bipartisanship and has hit the ground running on tackling local concerns, having recently stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Democratic and Republican leaders to call for new, full-time presidential leadership at the Long Island Rail Road, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s local transit arm.