Welcome Letter

Dear New Yorker,

Welcome to my official New York State Assembly website. I appreciate your interest in the work my office does on behalf of the people of Twenty-second Assembly District.

It is a great honor and privilege to serve the residents of western Nassau County in the New York State Assembly, and I look forward to helping our community. I hope you will take full advantage of the resources offered on our website. Please feel free to provide me with your feedback.

Whether you are interested in a particular legislation I am sponsoring or cosponsoring, need assistance with a problem you are encountering with a State agency or would like to recommend a person to be honored with a special assembly award, please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by our office. My staff and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you again for visiting my official assembly page.

Sincerely,

Hon. Michaelle C. Solages

Member, New York State Assembly

Biography

Assemblywoman  Michaelle C. Solages

Michaelle C. Solages, a third- term legislator, is a lifelong resident of Elmont. She was elected to represent the 22nd Assembly in November of 2012. Michaelle was the first person of Haitian descent to be elected into the New York State Legislature. Solages represents the communities of Elmont, North Valley Stream, Valley Stream, South Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Floral Park, the Village of Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor, and sections of Franklin Square.

She is more than honored to represent the diverse communities of the 22nd Assembly District in the New York State Legislature.

Today, Michaelle is strong advocate and a dominant force within her community. From her close ties to immigrant communities, she has used her voice to champion issues facing new Americans. Due to her advocacy, she was recently appointed the Chair for the Task Force on New Americans. Michaelle also currently serves as First-Vice Chair to The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. Through her work she strives toward racial equality throughout New York State.

A leading activist in childcare, Michaelle is the former Chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Child Product Safety. Also a leading advocate of early learning education, Michaelle was chosen to serve as one of three New York State fellows at the 2014 National Conference of State Legislatures. Her appointment came as a direct result of her powerful stance on integrating Mathematics, Science, and Music into the Kindergarten to 3rd grade curriculum.

A woman truly dedicated to the cause, she has allocated thousands of dollars in grants to the local school districts within the 22nd District. She also provided grants to organizations providing educational programs, such as local libraries. Michaelle has continued to advocate for Nassau County’s middle class and small businesses by fighting to lower property taxes, raise minimum wage, and increase public transportation services on Long Island.

In her time in the legislature, Michaelle has been honored with numerous awards including: LIPC’s Long Islander Who Has Made a Difference Award, Recognition of Outstanding Public Service to the Dedication of Elmont and Surrounding Communities Award, The New York Library Association Senator Hugh Farley Outstanding Advocate for Libraries Award and The New York City Breastfeeding Council’s 2017 Breastfeeding Champion Award.

Before serving in the New York State Assembly, Michaelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Hofstra University’s Education, Health, and Human Services. Dedicated to giving back to her community, she remained at Hofstra University serving as supervisor of access services in the Axinn Library. In her endeavor to empower students through printed and electronic material, she has played a major role in the modernization of the library’s resources.

She completed the Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy in which her motivational, communication, and crisis handling skills were enhanced to better serve the community.

Michaelle resides in her hometown of Elmont with her family and her dog.

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