Name: Dan Losquadro
Party: Republican, Conservative, Independence
Bio: As a member of the state assembly since 2010, Losquadro serves on the Higher Education, Insurance, Social Services, Transportation and the Children and Families Committees. Dan Losquadro was the Suffolk County Legislator for the 6th Legislative District from 2003 to 2010. He served as Chairman of the Environment, Planning and Agriculture Committee as well at the Veterans and Seniors Committee. From 2006 to 2010, he was unanimously elected to be the Legislature’s Minority Leader. For nearly a decade before taking public office, he worked as a senior property claims estimator for State Farm Insurance. During that time, he was instrumental in the arrest and conviction of several individuals who had engaged in illegal activities. Losquadro lives in Shoreham with his wife, Lynn, and their son, Joseph.
Education: Losquadro is a Wading River native and graduate of Stony Brook University with a B.A. in History.
Opponent: Nicholas Deegan of Mattituck
District: 1st Assembly District
Candidate Statement: Losquadro said that he has helped pass a number of bills since taking office that will lower costs for Long Island residents and reduce their taxes. He also fought for and helped pass the 2 percent property tax cap, the repeal of the MTA Payroll Tax and Pension Reform. Losquadro was instrumental in repealing the state’s saltwater-fishing fee that severely impacted the region’s multi-billion-dollar-a-year tourism industry, and helped pass an on time state budget — New York’s first in five years. “Not only was the budget on time, it also cut spending by nearly $3 billion and closed the state’s $10 billion budget deficit without any new taxes or borrowing,” he said.
Polls are open Nov. 6 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.