Legislative Advocacy

Welcome to the Legislative Advocacy and Information page, designed to connect parents, community members, and staff with our elected officials. 

Our collective advocacy will ensure a strong voice in the legislative decisions that impact the Longwood Central School District.  Please feel free to share this information with others, as an educated community is an empowered community. 
Contact information is listed below for your reference:
United States Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand 155 Pinelawn Road, Suite 250 North Melville, NY 11747 Phone:  (631) 249-2825 Email Address:

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer 145 Pine Lawn Road, Suite 300 Melville, NY 11747 Phone: (631) 753-0978 Email Address:

United States Congressman Lee Zeldin 31 Oak Street, Suite 20 Patchogue, NY 11772 Phone: (631) 289-1097 Email:

Governor of New York State Kathy Hochul NYS Capitol Building Albany, NY  12224 Phone:  (518) 474-8390 Email Address:  [email protected]

NYS Senator Mario R. Mattera

180 E. Main Street, Suite 210 Smithtown, NY 11787

Phone:  (631) 361-2154

Email Address:  [email protected]

NYS Senator Anthony H. Palumbo

28 North Country Road, Suite 203 Mount Sinai, NY 11766

(631) 473-1461

Email Address:  [email protected]

NYS Senator Alexis Welk

90-B West Main Street Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone:  (631) 360-3356 

Email Address:  [email protected]

NYS Assemblyman Joseph DeStefano

3245 Route 112, Suite 6 Medford, NY 11763

Phone:  (631) 207-0073

Email Address:  D[email protected]
NYS Assemblyman Steven Englebright

149 Main Street East Setauket, NY 11733

Phone: (631) 751-3094

Email Address: E[email protected]

NYS Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio

30 West Main Street, Suite 103 Riverhead, NY 11901

Phone:  (631) 727-0204

Email Address:  [email protected]

Dr. Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner New York State Education Building 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY  12234 Phone:  (518) 474-3852

Regional and State Education Organizations

New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)

Westchester Putnam School Boards Association (WPSBA)

New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS)

New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYASBO)

Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association (N-SSBA)
Advocacy Correspondence
On June 14, 2021, the Longwood Board of Education sent a letter to Governor Cuomo and our New York State and federal representatives urging them to grant local control and decision-making to school districts. 
Click here to see the letter.

On September 10, the Longwood Board of Education and Superintendent Lohman sent a letter to the Governor and state and federal representatives requesting a collaborative approach for mask requirements, vaccinations and testing of staff. Click here for the letter.

The Longwood Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lohman submitted a letter to Governor Hochul requesting a review of the current quarantine protocols and the opportunity to work collaboratively toward common-sense solutions to support the Longwood community. Please click here for the letter.
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