A lifelong resident of Elmont, Michaelle Solages was elected to represent the 22nd Assembly District in November 2012. The 22nd Assembly District includes North Valley Stream, Valley Stream, South Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Floral Park, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Elmont, Stewart Manor, and parts of Franklin Square. At an early age, Michaelle learned the value of hard work and the importance of a quality education. Michaelle earned a Bachelor's Degree from Hofstra University's School of Education, Health and Human Services. After graduation, Michaelle remained at Hofstra as a supervisor of access services at the University's Axinn Library. Michaelle has helped to empower students through printed material and educational technology. Michaelle has also played a role in the modernization of the library's resources. Michaelle believes in giving back to the community. As a result, Michaelle has volunteered as a legislative aide and served as an organizer for various civic and nonprofit organizations. One of Michaelle’s top priorities is fighting for Nassau’s middle class. Michaelle recognizes that a livable wage and safe working conditions are fundamental rights. Michaelle also seeks to be an advocate for environmental conservation, education, and small businesses. Michaelle currently resides in Elmont with her husband, Nick.