Laura Burns is not a politician. She's a mother, writer, and advocate for gun violence prevention.
Laura is running because she believes our government should be more responsive to the concerns of the community. Nassau has been run for too long by an entrenched political machine that sits in the majority in the County Legislature. Laura believes we can change the system – and make it work for all of us – if we elect fresh faces who make the needs of constituents their first priority. That will be Laura’s first priority when she’s elected.
Laura will be an advocate for hard-working taxpayers struggling with high costs of living and out-of-touch politicians. She will fight to ease burdensome taxes, promote economic development, and ensure that the community is given a voice in government.
Laura is a founding member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country. Through her work with them, she learned that change comes from the grassroots–from talking to friends and neighbors, learning what they care about, and asking them to help make it happen. She'll bring that same approach to the legislature.
Too many Nassau elected officials have been focused on keeping themselves and their friends in power, no matter the cost to taxpayers. Laura will give residents a new voice in the Nassau County Legislature, beholden to no one and fighting every day to ensure that all people are heard.