Endorsed by the Nassau County Democratic Committee and NYSUT
We campaign today for a better tomorrow!
In the Assembly, I will be a tireless advocate for the taxpayers of the District and the state, fighting to relieve the onerous tax burden on the hard-working residents of our community, especially those struggling to make ends meet, and ensure that the maximum return on your tax dollars is realized. My commitment to providing a quality public education to our children will continue, and the safety of our schools is a priority that must be addressed.
As a former member of law enforcement and a public sector union, I understand the importance of providing for the safety of our community and for the first responders that protect us, as well as maintaining the integrity of the associations that protect the rights of the workers.
Additionally, initiatives to protect our environment and provide viability for future generations must be undertaken before further damage is done. There is much hard work to do in Albany, and I am up to the task.
As the next Assemblyman in Assembly District 20, I will combat corruption in government, and provide the leadership and energy that has been sorely lacking, leading by example to restore faith in our elected officials to help all of us get more out of our government.
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Jack Vobis for Assembly to:
Jack Vobis for Assembly
P.O. Box 449
Long Beach NY 11561
I have been married to my wife, Lisa, for 17 years, and am the father of three children, ages 10, 12, & 15. I have been a resident of Island Park since 2001, and have been actively involved in our community. In 2015, I was elected to the Board of Education in Island Park, and just began my third term as President of the Board. I have been President of the Island Park Little League for four years after serving as Vice-President for the previous five years, and have managed or coached multiple teams for the past eleven years. I have coached roller hockey for the Oceanside Stallions for the past five years and was named to the Board of Directors of that league this past season. I have regularly volunteered and been involved in community events, including serving as a Build Captain for the rebuild of Landgraf Park in Island Park, which was devastated in Superstorm Sandy. In the aftermath of Sandy, as Race Director I helped pioneer and design the course for the South Shore 5K, a race created to benefit the little leagues in our District which lost most or all of its equipment in the flooding. I enjoy playing hockey, both on the ice in Long Beach and at the rink in Oceanside. Once an avid runner, I have completed six marathons – 4 New York City marathons and 2 Boston marathons.
I am a Senior Associate at Rivkin Radler, LLP, in the Insurance Fraud Practice Group, focusing my practice primarily in the investigation and litigation of healthcare fraud. I have enjoyed great success as an advocate for my clients in court and in arbitration, and have been recognized for my skills in oral arguments in motion practice and in trials. During my eleven years at Rivkin, I have actively participated in the firm’s Pro Bono program, and in 2012 was presented with the Touro Law Center Public Interest Attorney of Year Award in recognition for my volunteer work on behalf of indigent families facing eviction from their homes.
Prior to my admission to the bar as an attorney, I served in the New York State courts as a court officer for 17 years, attaining the rank of Senior Court Officer Sergeant. For the last twelve years of my career in the courts I served as primary security officer for the Chief Judge, the Honorable Judith S. Kaye. My experience in that position was invaluable to me in my growth as a leader, providing me with exposure to the processes of government at the state level, and served as an impetus for my further education. In addition to my other duties, as a Sergeant I supervised officers and administered the Courts’ Vehicle Fleet and conducted investigations for the Judicial Threat Unit. In 2002, I was honored with a departmental commendation for my rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and in the days and weeks thereafter.
In 1998, while working as a court officer, I enrolled in John Jay College of Criminal Justice where, after completion of my undergraduate studies, I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Planning. I continued my education at John Jay and subsequently graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Public Administration degree.
After graduating John Jay, I attended St. John's University School of Law where, in addition to my classwork, I became involved in several programs including the Elder Law Clinic, where I assisted indigent elderly residents with their legal issues. One of my most rewarding legal experiences came as a student in the Elder Law Clinic, where I and other students teamed to help thwart a scheme to defraud an elderly gentleman of his home.
At St. John’s, I also served as Executive Director of the Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute, a student organization that has gained national recognition among law schools for its excellence in the preparation of law students in the field of trial advocacy. Academically, I was awarded the CALI Academic Recognition Award on five occasions for achieving the highest grade in my class. In 2007, I graduated cum laude from St. John’s and was the recipient of the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award, an award given to the student in the graduating class who best demonstrates the qualities of scholarship and leadership.
Jack has been an integral part of this community for many years, volunteering countless hours to numerous projects and organizations and working tirelessly to improve educational and recreational opportunities and programs for kids.
Jack understands the issues faced by his family and his neighbors, and realizes that stronger leadership is needed so that the necessary resources flow from Albany to the District. Jack is the experienced leader to get the job done.
Our common goals can only be achieved when the community gets involved. Jack cannot win this race without your help. Join the team by volunteering and donating and together we can achieve our goals.
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