Election 2012: Thirteenth Assembly District

A young newcomer is facing off against a 7-year incumbent.

Louis Imbroto, a 28-year-old Plainview native, is challenging Assemblyman Charles Lavine, who has held that post since 2005. 

Lavine, D-Glen Cove, is a city resident of 32 years and a former member of the Glen Cove's Planning Board and City Council. He sits on six Assembly committees: Codes, Health, Higher Education, Insurance, Judiciary and Social Services. He chairs the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Estates, Powers and Trusts.

Imbroto, a manager of policy and government affairs for the Long Island Contractors Association, has criticized Lavine for consistently voting along party lines and, most recently, for sponsoring the MTA tax.

Both men are law school graduates. Beyond that they have little in common as far as political and professional backgrounds, as well as the obvious generational gap.

Lavine, 65, was a member of the Legal Aid Society between 1972 and 1976 before practicing law in Queens and lower Manhattan and serving as an attorney for Glen Cove's Community Development Agency and Industrial Development Agency.

Imbroto is a founding member of the Action Long Island Young Adult Alliance and is chair of the group's transportation and government relations. He is co-chair of the Nassau County Youth Cabinet.


Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Glenwood Landing, Bayville, Old Bethpage; parts of Glen Head, Locust Valley, Mill Neck, Oyster Bay, Centre Island, Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Woodbury, Plainview, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Westbury/New Cassel, Jericho, East Hills, Greenvale, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Harbor.


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Louis Imbroto


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Cara Olvia October 09, 2012 at 09:31 PM
lou has my vote too! he came to mine and my husbands door!! we also saw him in a dunkin donuts, and he came up to US to say hello!! i never met the other guy, and dont want to.
Sheila October 09, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Do you realize how insulting this comment is to not only me as a mother but to thousands of other families whose child can't afford to live in Long Island and has to move elsewhere, away from their families? Lavine has done nothing to make Long Island affordable for my family.
Jenny October 09, 2012 at 11:17 PM
I still live at home to because I can't afford to move out with the taxes and lack of jobs. It is giving me an opportunity to save some money and I see nothing wrong with it! I don't want to have to leave Long Island or live in an illegal basement apartment!!
Jonah October 10, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Agreed. Imbroto seems passionate and engaged on the issues and is not afraid to offer solutions to the problems that no one else appears to be taking seriously (not just in this race but in all of them).
Nick G October 15, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Though Christina's words aren't eloquent, I can appreciate the sentiment. I'm sure it wasn't meant as a blow to families with children still living at home. It's a great plan that even my children are utilizing to their advantage after graduating from College. It's naive to think that a State Assemblyman is going to change the economic makeup of Long Island. Taxes aren't the reason why people are still living at home. Christina's comment resonated with me because I'm looking for someone of local experience to properly represent me. Though Imbroto comes across as intelligent and well-intentioned, I don't think the has the knowledge required to adequately fulfill the duties of the role he's running for. Everyone makes it a point to stress how important young blood is in politics. That statement is only as true as the experience of the individual. Thus far, I haven't found detailed information on how he plans to execute his ideas on lowering taxes or creating jobs. Lavine may not be the answer but I can't in good conscience vote for the under-qualified Imbroto.


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