Press Releases

Ra Salutes P.A.L. All-Stars

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) recently joined officers from the Nassau County Police Department for the 2012 Franklin Square-Elmont P.A.L. All-Star game. Assemblyman Ra played catcher during the special-needs game and then threw out the first...

Assemblyman Ed Ra Sponsors Free Summer Baseball Clinic

Assemblyman Ed Ra will be sponsoring a FREE summer baseball clinic for children ages 6 to 12 who reside in his district. The event is open to boys and girls and will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washington Street...

Ra Hosts “Heroes Night Out” Barbeque To Thank Local Veterans

Ra Honors Russo For Service To County

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) recently honored Carole Russo, the Nassau County Central Programmer Analyst in the Department of Information Technology, for nearly 35 years of service to Nassau County. During her career, Carole was instrumental...

H. Frank Carey High School Recognized For Promoting Education Abroad

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) recently presented an Assembly Resolution to H. Frank Carey High School Principal Mrs. Valerie Angelillo and Assistant Principal Mr. Marc Isseks for the school’s effort to provide educational assistance to a...

Ra Supports Effort To Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Assemblyman Edward Ra (R- Franklin Square) recently joined Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Executive Director (LICADD) Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, and members of the Long Island Assembly Delegation to...

Letters Making An Impact Around The World

During the last few days of school, students from the Franklin Square and Elmont school districts participated in Assemblyman Ed Ra’s “Support Our Troops” campaign. Assemblyman Ra asked the young students to reach out to troops whom are...

Students Honored For Humanitarian Efforts

Assemblyman Ed Ra (R- Franklin Square) today presented an Assembly Resolution to Salifu Kamara and Carey High School students Alexandra Bieler and Alexandra Kadell. During a video conference, hosted by 21st Century Scholars and American University, Salifu...

Ra, Students Send Warm Wishes To Troops

Assemblyman Edward P. Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined 7th and 8th graders from Sewanhaka High School and elementary students from Alden Terrace School to craft thank you cards and warm wishes to troops serving overseas. The cards, which will...

Ra Celebrates Flag Day With Cornwell Elementary School Students

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined the first-grade class at Cornwell Elementary School to celebrate Flag Day. During his visit, Assemblyman Ra shared the story of Betsy Ross and the first flag with the students. “While...

Students Receive Awards As Part Of 2012 Flag Day Art & Essay Contest

Assemblyman Edward P. Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, local veterans, parents and students to celebrate the winners of his 2012 Flag Day Art & Essay Contest. During the event, awards were given to...

Ra Presents County Executive’s Award For Community Service & Academic Excellence

Assemblyman Edward P. Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined members of the community for the Garden City High School Senior Awards Ceremony. During the ceremony, Assemblyman Ra presented Elena Luffy with the County Executive’s Award for Community...

Ra: Repeal MTA Payroll Tax For Libraries

I applaud yesterday’s action by the Senate Majority in voting to repeal the MTA payroll tax for Long Island libraries. The announcement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) shows their dedication to easing...

Ra Joins Girl Scouts To Celebrate Accomplishments

Assemblyman Edward P. Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined members of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County for their annual awards ceremony. During the ceremony, troops showcased their community projects from the past year and scouts received their...

Ra, Assembly Minority Delegation Join Effort To Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined other members of the Assembly Minority Delegation to host a dinner thanking members of the 1 in 9: Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition for their efforts in providing resources to breast cancer...

Assemblyman Ra, Residents Honor Local Heroes

On Memorial Day, Assemblyman Edward P. Ra (21st Assembly District) joined friends and neighbors to honor the lives of local residents who paid the ultimate price defending our freedom. During ceremonies in Franklin Square and West Hempstead, Assemblyman...

“Letter People Parade" At Washington Street School Celebrates Successful School Year

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined this year’s kindergarten class at Washington Street Elementary School for their annual “Letter People Parade.” During the parade, Assemblyman Ra and the students walked the halls...

Running For The History Books

Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) recently joined the Franklin Square Historical Society for their Second Annual 5K Run/Walk to support the construction of the new Franklin Square Museum. The run, which was held at Rath Park, benefited the Franklin...

Ra Reacts To Creation Of NYRA Reorganization Board

I applaud yesterday’s announcement by Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver establishing a NYRA reorganization board. Action was needed to put NYRA back on its feet and ensure a horse racing industry...

H. Frank Carey High School Hosts “Franklin Square Relay For Life”

On Friday, May 18, Assemblyman Ed Ra (21st Assembly District) joined H. Frank Carey High School students to participate in the “Franklin Square Relay for Life” to raise money for cancer research and survivors. Participants in the Relay walked...