"I will help the district heal from this health and financial crisis."
Patricia Maher is running for Congress to help bring our health and economy back. Many of us are sick and out of work. The COVID-19 Pandemic has temporarily taken the life that we knew away from us. We will come back, but only if we can beat the Coronavirus and ensure that we are prepared for the next time, both medically and financially. Maher has spent her life around health care. Maher is the daughter of a nurse with a law degree from Touro Law Center in Central Islip and is presently doing research towards an LL.M. in Health Care and Policy at Hofstra University. Congress makes laws. “A Congresswoman needs be able to write laws to help you,” said Maher. “The unfortunate part about some of the laws that are written is that elected officials don’t understand them, read them or even participate in writing them, and then they vote to pass these laws,” said Maher.
We need real women in Congress, that can do this, not more career elected officials. I am a political activist, graduate of the Touro Law Center in Central Islip with a J.D. and daughter of a single working mother. My mother was a Cadet Navy Nurse from WW II. Born and raised on Long Island, Maher’s parents were divorced when she was younger. Her mother worked a day job and then traveled to New York City to earn her Doctorate at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
Patricia Maher has worked for the residents of both Nassau and Suffolk Counties while at Touro Law School. Maher worked in the Bankruptcy Clinic in Central Islip helping residents of both Suffolk and Nassau Counties fight to keep their homes. “People were facing foreclosures and the banks just did not care. I helped advocate for them so they could receive a second chance,” said Maher. Maher did her externship in the long island criminal division in the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, Central Islip.
“I’m not a Washington insider. I ran for Congress against Peter King as the Democratic Candidate in 2014 with little support from the Washington insiders. Very few wanted to run against Peter King back then, so I took the challenge,” said Maher.
“I will help the community heal from both the health and financial crisis that COVID-19 has created,” said Maher. “My first priority is to meet with our essential workers including, nurses, physicians, hospitals, store clerks, grocery store workers, pharmacists and postal employees.” “We can never be left unprepared again. I will work with local hospitals to prepare for another disaster and advocate for more industry on Long Island, which equates to real jobs that pay for a mortgage,” said Maher.