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Former Malverne deputy mayor to run for Assembly District 21

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Both local elected and Village of Malverne officials, along with family members of Malvernite Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick gathered at Chester A. Reese Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday as she announced her candidacy for State Assembly District 21.

A former deputy mayor and village trustee in Malverne, Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick said she hopes to bring an independent voice to represent residents in Assembly District 21. “As a resident of the 21st Assembly District, it has been extremely frustrating to sit back and hear about what’s going on in Albany,” Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, 54, said. “I can’t sit by quietly any longer.”

Among Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick’s top priorities, if elected, is to provide taxpayer relief and to push for safety of Long Island residents amid the state’s criminal justice reform bill. She said she also hopes to be a strong voice against defunding police.

“Defunding the police will result to a rise in crime, increase to response time and making our communities and Long Islanders less safe,” Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick said. “Our police departments are the main reason our communities are safe, and they do more than most people know for our residents on a daily basis. They deserve our support.”

More to follow.