Mejias for Senate
Dave Mejias is the first Latino to be elected to the Nassau County Legislature, where he served from 2003-2009. Quickly distinguishing himself as an independent legislator, Mejias broke with his own party and fought to successfully defeat a ninety percent pay raise for the Legislature. He led the effort to keep our children safe from sex offenders by sponsoring the toughest Megan’s Notification Law in New York State and sponsored legislation that implemented residency restrictions for sex offenders, monitors the computer use of sex offenders and bans sex offenders from social networking sites like Facebook. He fought the school boards to sponsor a new law to require police to notify school officials of arrests for heroin possession. He was instrumental in securing $300,000 in additional funding for victims of domestic violence and their families, and has been recognized by the Coalition Against Domestic Violence for his efforts on their behalf. In 2006, the Long Island League of Conservation Voters named him the Environmentalist of the Year.
Dave has also been named as one of Long Island Business News “40 Rising Stars Under 40” to watch, and named to the Long Island Press Power List as one of the 50 Most Powerful & Influential Long Islanders for five consecutive years.
Dave was raised in Farmingdale and still lives there today. He played football at Farmingdale High School (Class of 1988), graduated from SUNY Albany School of Business, and earned his JD from Fordham Law School. Mejias started his own law firm at the age of 26, and is now the managing partner of Mejias, Milgrim & Alvarado, P.C.