Two millennials battle in 17th Assembly District


A special election in the predominantly Republican 17th Assembly District features two millennial candidates who are spotlighting issues affecting an emerging bloc of young voters: Nassau County’s opioid epidemic and its lack of affordable housing.

They grew up near each other, worked for their local political organizations and are establishing roots in homes a few doors or blocks from where they were raised.

The April 24 special election is to replace Republican Thomas McKevitt of East Meadow, who became a Nassau County legislator Jan. 1.

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