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Melissa Sklarz: The voice we need

I've lived in Woodside for 12 years and I am running to represent the New York State Assembly’s 30th District, which includes the neighborhoods of Maspeth and Woodside and parts of Astoria, Sunnyside, Long Island City, and Middle Village. I am proud of the fact that throughout history, New Yorkers have led the nation when it comes to progressive values and policy.

However, there is much more to do.

I’m running for office because tenants need stronger protections against unscrupulous rent increases and our property tax system has to be reformed; the MTA needs a new dedicated revenue stream; we need to protect a women's right to choose in our state; we must safeguard immigrants; and school funding must be increased to alleviate overcrowding. I have been advocating for New Yorkers my entire life, but realized that after the 2016 election, this is no time to be on the sidelines. As you Assembly Member, I am determined to make sure all voices are heard in Albany.

It is time we had a representative who will fight with us and for us.

Latest News

Queens Ledger by Melissa Sklarz –  Buses provide a critical source of transportation here in Queens, reaching into neighborhoods that are far from subway stops, like Middle Village and Maspeth. Buses also provide a critical source of transportation for those with any type of mobility issue who cannot ride the subways because they are not […]


Queens Ledger by Benjamin Fang – With the Democratic primary four months away, Assembly candidate Melissa Sklarz is taking the time to know her would-be constituents. The Woodside resident and longtime Democratic Party insider is challenging freshman Assemblyman Brian Barnwell in the 30th District, which includes Woodside, Maspeth and Middle Village. The primary is set […]


  Queens Tribune by Melissa Sklarz – Every June as the country takes a moment to celebrate the LGBTQ community, tens of thousands take to the streets to participate in the Queens Pride march, the second-largest pride celebration in New York City. Even now, 25 years after our first march in Queens, I am surprised […]



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