Dean Murray is running for re-election in the 3rd Assembly District, which includes Bellport, Blue Point, Brookhaven Hamlet, Coram, Farmingville, Gordon Heights, Holtsville, Medford, Middle Island, Patchogue and parts of Mastic, Selden, Shirley and Yaphank.
With Suffolk County homeowners paying the 12th highest property taxes in the nation, Dean is fighting to cut out-of-control property taxes now and to cap future increases. He wants to rein in wasteful state spending and reform state government so it starts working for the people and not the special interests.
Dean is a successful small businessman who understands what it takes to create jobs and provide healthcare for hard-working people. Dean believes in common sense, bi-partisan solutions to cut job-killing taxes to make it easier for Long Islanders to live, work and raise their families.
Dean began his professional career with a decade’s experience in the radio and television news industry throughout New York, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. During that time, Dean covered the Pennsylvania State Capital for over 100 radio stations and spent five years on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Associated Press. Dean later became a regional sales manager and advertising sales representative covering the Tri-State area for TCI Cable.
Since 1997, Dean has owned a Long Island-based advertising agency, D & S Advertising Inc, which publishes the Long Island Job Finder, Long Island Apartment & Rental Finder, Long Island Real Estate Finder and the Long Island Fugitive Finder magazines and websites. Through these publications, Dean built a successful business that employed Suffolk County residents and helps thousands of Long Islanders find good jobs and homes to call their own.
Through the Long Island Fugitive Finder, which is distributed free of charge to the public across Long Island, Dean helped to successfully apprehend 231 dangerous criminals as of 2010.
Dean has been an active community leader in Suffolk County, volunteering for numerous organizations including the Suffolk County Workforce Investment Board, Hauppauge Industrial Association, several Chambers of Commerce, the Suffolk County Police Reserves, and doing play-by-play radio broadcasts for high school football games on WALK-AM.
Dean Murray graduated from the Broadcast Institute of Maryland with honors. He is a resident of East Patchogue. His son, Anthony, who currently serves in the Air National Guard, has already completed a tour of duty in Iraq and recently shipped out for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Courtesy of assembly.state.ny.us.