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Anne & Lisa: Two of my personal heroes, and why they matter today.

Throughout my life, two people have inspired me more than just about anyone: my mom, Anne, and my wife, Lisa.

My mother Anne is one of my personal heroes. As a scientist, her achievements in medicine pushed me to follow my dreams—no matter where they led (to her disappointment, I never became a doctor too!). But my mother proved that you could succeed in paths where others said you could not venture, and I follow that lesson on a near daily basis.

As a leader in our community growing up, she taught me the importance of making sure no one falls through the cracks. And, each and every day we spend together, she demonstrates the power of love and compassion when they're paired with hard work.

And, my wife Lisa? She's everything to me. From raising two boys with me, to making a life together, every step we took, we took together. She exemplifies humanity, charity, and a tireless work ethic—everything I want our sons to aspire to be as they make critical choices in their lives. We are true partners in life together.

Each day, my mom and my spouse are overwhelming proof that women are smart, capable, strong, and deserving of so much better than they've been afforded throughout our nation's history. I only hope the day will come when all women have the opportunities to succeed, my mom and my wife have, and that they. similarly, are able to take advantage of the opportunities that present themself.

And that's just why I'm running for Congress: because the people of Long Island deserve a leader who will work every single day to ensure that women's rights are protected and expanded.

Where Lee Zeldin and Donald Trump continue to let us down, I'll step up.

From my family to yours, and to the mothers and daughters and sisters in your life, I hope you have a great day.

Perry

Posted on May 10, 2020.

For 25 years, I have been a common-sense businessman — not a career politician — so I look at things differently. I know about fixing dysfunction. It starts with hard work, a commitment to results, and perseverance — not scoring cheap political points. We can work together to provide opportunity and create an economy that works for all of us.

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