NASSAU COUNTY LEGISLATURE DISTRICT 17
Representation that reflects the community
I am the son of Immigrants, an identical twin, an attorney, a small business owner and a resident of the growing and changing District 17 of Nassau County.
I was raised in Queens where I lived until my senior year at Queens College where I earned my Bachelor’s degree. My story is a lot like most immigrant families, my father was an esteemed attorney in India but left all that behind for an opportunity to live the American dream, and while in America, he worked hard to provide for his family of 5 as the sole income earner while my mother took care of household.
Moving into Hicksville as a young adult, I noticed the change in the community and environment around me but I was only 15 minutes away from where I grew up most of my life. My neighbors in Hicksville all cared for one another, had an interest for whatever was going on in the community, and wanted the best for everyone in the community. I felt it and wanted to be a part of that.
I always wanted to be a lawyer, I wanted to make an impact on the world, provide and serve for the community I was a part of. It was never about me; it was always about what I could do for someone else and provide for the greater good. I had the passion for it and so that is exactly what I did, I became a lawyer.
After graduating from Law School and passing both the New York and New Jersey Bar exams I started my career. My twin brother who also became a lawyer, always had the dream to one day have our own law firm, within the community we live in, so that we could give back and help that community through providing legal representation. We opened up our firm right in the heart of Hicksville.
In the 13 plus years I have lived in this district, with great joy and excitement I have seen the growth and change. I have seen the demographics change and seen more South Asian faces like my own. I saw more young adults like me moving to long island to start their families. I saw established families move into this district to provide a better lifestyle for themselves and their children. I saw seniors finding a place to come to enjoy and retire, and that is the District 17 I have come to love and know.
The Only thing that I didn’t see changing was the representation in government for this District. There was and still is no progress for the people who live in this district. Small/minority and women business including myself were not getting opportunities that they should have from their local government. The people within the community were limited in their access to their elected official. There was a significant lack of transparency and trust if the local government was in fact doing what was best or even the right thing for the district they represented.
When everything within the district is growing, progressing forward, and changing for the better, the local government should as well or at least acknowledge this change and build with it.
That is why I am running for the Legislature seat for district 17. We need leadership on the local level for this district that actually reflects who lives here, that actually understands the people and communities that live here, that sees and can appreciate the changes that have happened, that can openly communicate with the younger generation like myself and even younger, that can energetically be a factor of progress and change.
With your help and support, we can make the impact on the lives of people in District 17 that is needed!
We need local government officials who will notice the problematic and damaged roads and fix them. We need leadership who will provide proper maintenance of our parks and public places. This needs to happen fairly across District 17 and not just in some communities and others ignored.
Our residents biggest concern? Property Taxes. Our assessment has been finally done and property taxes are corrected, and now with a balanced county budget, we can progress to the next step to see how we can help homeowners. But we need Legislators who actively and with enthusiasm want to be partake in this legislative process. This is the role we are elected for.
Protecting our environment directly impacts our quality of life on Long Island. We need legislation that will continue to protect the environment and at the same time allow for creation of new jobs, businesses which helps our county and District grow. District 17 has seen tons of new real estate development, we need to have laws that require clean energy and be environmentally safe to become part of the process.
Help US win District 17
Raja Singh is so appreciative that you would like to get involved. There are so many ways for you to help Raja Singh push for change, and become part of making the community a better place. Whether you would like to volunteer your time or you are looking to make a monetary donation, Raja Singh really appreciates all of your efforts.