Long Island Latino Legislator Could Make NY Marriage History

Posted on 02 Sep 2010 at 1:44am

When Dave Mejias was elected to the Nassau County Legislature in 2003, he became the first Latino to serve in that body (his parents are Cuban and Ecuadorean).

He was re-elected in 2005 and continues to represent a district whose Latino population is growing rapidly.

Now running for state Senate, Mejias could make history again by beating a 20-year incumbent in this swing district and becoming the tipping-point vote for marriage equality.

During a recent discussion with Mejias, I was impressed with this religious man’s passionate support for marriage equality and his enthusiasm and focus on running a  winning campaign.


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