Len Torres has been involved in public service in the City of Long Beach for many years. In 1973 he became a 4th grade teacher at Magnolia School. He went on to teach English Literature and Composition at Long Beach High School and also coordinated the Bilingual/ESL programs for the Long Beach City School District. Len taught Intermediate Spanish at Long Beach High School while acting as Dean of Students and served as Assistant Principal for three years. From 1983 to 1985, Len taught English as a Second Language at Adelphi University, followed by positions as Principal, Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent in Puerto Rico, the Bronx, Roosevelt and Hempstead. In 1999, Len completed an advanced fellowship degree at Seton Hall University in Leadership and Administration. He retired in 2005 and most recently authored Project BEACH, an environmental justice program for high school students and the Long Island Occupational Mentorship (LIOM) Program. Len has served as a member of the Long Beach Zoning Board and the Long Beach Housing Authority Board. He is presently the Program Director for the Long Beach Latino Civic Association, Inc. In November 2011, Len was re-elected to the Long Beach City Council for a four-year term. During his new term, Len will continue to dedicate his leadership skills to solving issues involving jobs, housing, environmental justice, fiscal responsibility and open government. Len and his wife Beth are the proud parents of three children and four grandchildren.
To make donations by check, please make the check payable to Friends of Len Torres. Mail to the following address:
321 East Market Street
Long Beach, NY 11561
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Fran Adelson has lived in the Long Beach Canals area since 1985 with her husband Steve and son Jesse. Prior to relocating to Long Beach, Fran began her community involvement in her Brooklyn neighborhood where she worked with now NY Senator Charles Schumer and the 70th Precinct in developing crime prevention programs. She also worked with The Flatbush Development Corporation. Fran was an elected Trustee of The Long Beach Public Library for 10 years, serving as president, twice. As a Library Board Trustee, she was instrumental in facilitating the installation of solar panels to reduce energy costs. During her tenure, she supported and promoted various music, art, educational and children's programs. Fran also worked to bring a new library to the West End, after the original branch was closed. As a full time real estate broker for the past 24 years, Fran has gained a solid grasp on the many issues facing our community. She is also a member of the Long Beach Historical Society, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, West End Neighbors Civic Association, and the Nassau County Library Association. "My goal is to advocate for improving the quality of life for all of the citizens of Long Beach. With transparency and responsiveness from our government, along with inviting the public to participate, we can build a better city. A strong community starts with its citizens," says Fran. An avid runner, on most mornings you will find Fran running on the boardwalk.
To make donations by check, please make the check payable to Friends of Fran Adelson. Mail to the following address:
74 Harmon St
Long Beach, NY 11561
Scott J. Mandel was raised in Oceanside but has always been drawn to “the beach.” In 2002, he made Long Beach his home. He and his wife, Karen, live in the President Streets area. Scott is a graduate of Hofstra University and Hofstra Law. While at Hofstra, he was a Residential Life resident assistant and served as a student justice for the Student Judiciary Board. During Law School, Scott was an Associate Editor on the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal and participated in several legal internships and clinics. He has served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Criminal Assignment Part of the Superior Court in Jersey City, New Jersey. Presently, Scott is a commercial litigation attorney with the Roslyn Heights firm of Salamon, Gruber, Blaymore and Strenger, PC. Scott is a volunteer mediator in the Nassau County District Court, and a volunteer Arbitrator for small claims cases in the Queens County Civil Court. His volunteer work includes serving as a judge for competitions by the American Mock Trial Association, for law school and bar association Moot Court competitions, and for the ABA Client Counseling Competition. Scott is a member of the Brandeis Association, and the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, as well as in the Eastern District New York and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, and in the United States Supreme Court. Scott proudly serves the Long Beach community as a volunteer member of the Long Beach Auxiliary Police.
Harvey Weisenberg was born and raised in Long Beach. A police officer and an educator, Harvey was elected to the Long Beach City Council in 1976. He was elected to the New York State Assembly on February 14, 1989 in a Special Election and has served the 20th Assembly District since that time. For more complete information about Assemblyman Weisenberg, click on the link to his official New York State Assembly site. http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Harvey-Weisenberg/
As of January 1, 2013, Long Beach will become part of the 4th Congressional District in New York State.
Click on the link to find out about Representative Carolyn McCarthy, our Representative from the 4th Congressional District.