Mazi Melesa Pilip, County Legislator, Tenth Legislative District
Hear what the Nassau County leadership contestants had to say as they answer questions from Long Islanders at a Newsday Live virtual town hall event.
MAZI MELESA PILIP
- Pilip, 42, from Great Neck, works as an operations manager with her husband in their doctor’s office. This is his first candidacy for public office. She is also on the line of the Conservative Party.
- Born in Ethiopia during a civil war, she and her family moved to Israel in 1991 when she was 12 years old.
- She was a paratrooper and gunsmith during her two years in the Israel Defense Forces, earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Haifa University and a master’s degree in diplomacy and security from Tel Aviv University.
- Pilip would reduce taxes and bring in outside experts to look for possible revaluation errors and determine the best methods of valuing properties.
- She wants to be a “bridge” in race and religious relations. She would work with police and prosecutors to raise public awareness, building on her past advocacy work between Jewish and non-Jewish communities.
- It would focus on downtown areas and make sure businesses know about COVID recovery resources.
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