Suffolk Republicans have chosen Jamie Silvestri to run against Assemblyman Steve Stern in the 10th District.
Silvestri, 30, is a native of Huntington.
She is an office manager at RSA Financial Group in Melville and press secretary for the Huntington Young Republicans group.
“Even as a kid, I always had an interest in politics and followed what’s happening,” working on her first campaign last year, she said.
“I envision a New York where residents feel safe walking down the street, where people across the state are truly heard, and where we can put party aside to work together to create solutions for the problems we currently face. The catch-and-release of criminals, one-party rule silencing the voices of so many people, and the massive exodus of residents from New York inspired me to run for New York State Assembly,” she said.