Chad Lupinacci was elected to represent the constituents of the Tenth Assembly District on November 6, 2012. His district includes parts of the Towns of Huntington and Babylon in Suffolk County. One of Lupinacci’s top priorities will be the creation of new jobs and the retention of existing ones. He has put forth proposals to jump-start the local economy, including reducing taxes on new and small businesses and providing incentives to hire new workers, including veterans and the unemployed. Prior to being elected to the New York State Assembly, Lupinacci served three terms as a Trustee for the South Huntington Union Free School District. During his tenure as a school board member, Lupinacci worked diligently to improve graduation rates and the quality of district-wide education. This wealth of knowledge and experience will be an asset as he works to reform the school financing system, fight for meaningful mandate relief, and reduce restrictions placed upon school districts to pursue alternative funding streams. Lupinacci will also fight to curb crime so that parents can raise their children in a safe and secure environment. He will collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of government, as well as parents, school administrators and local businesses, to address the underlying causes of criminal activity. Lupinacci teaches classes in Business Law at Farmingdale State College. He is also an adjunct professor of Political Science at both Saint Joseph’s College and Hofstra University. Lupinacci’s main interests lie in the area of American Politics, especially the American Presidency and State and Local Politics. In addition to his academic duties, Lupinacci is an attorney specializing in real estate law and estate planning. Lupinacci was educated at Hofstra University in Hempstead, earning his B.A. in Political Science. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, Lupinacci interned for Assemblyman James D. Conte and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. He later went on to earn his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law and his Master’s in Business Administration at the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University. Lupinacci is a life-long resident of the Town of Huntington. He graduated from Walt Whitman High School in the South Huntington School District and is a parishioner at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church.