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Assemblywoman  Michaelle C. Solages

Michaelle C. Solages, a fifth-term legislator, is a lifelong resident of Elmont. Assemblywoman Solages represents the communities of Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Elmont, South Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Floral Park, the Village of Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor, and sections of Franklin Square.


Michaelle was elected to represent the Twenty-second Assembly District in 2012 and is the first person of Haitian descent to be elected into the New York State Legislature. She currently serves as the Assembly Deputy Majority Leader as well as Chair of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. Through her work, she strives to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and protected equally under the law throughout New York State. 


Michaelle has continued to advocate for Nassau County’s middle class and small businesses by fighting for property tax relief, equitable state funding of schools, and increased public transportation services on Long Island. Michaelle is also nationally recognized as a leading advocate in improving access to quality childcare, implementing a universal pre-k framework in Long Island, and establishing innovative ways to invest in families with young children across the age spectrum from birth to kindergarten. Michaelle resides in Elmont with her family and her dog.

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Constituents work with Assemblywoman Solages to build picnic tables at the Valley Stream State Park on I Love My Parks Day. Assemblywoman Solages meets with dreamers in support of the Jose Peralta Dream Act that was signed into law in 2019. American Red Cross partnered with Assemblywoman Solages to install hundreds of fire alarms in the district as part of the Sound the Alarm campaign to end home fires. Assemblywoman Solages joins the community of Valley Stream for a rally in support of neighbor Jennifer McLeggan. As schools reopen for the fall semester, Assemblywoman Solages distributes backpacks, kids’ face masks, and hand sanitizer.

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