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Assemblywoman  Michaelle C. Solages

Michaelle C. Solages, a fifth-term legislator, is a lifelong resident of Elmont. Assemblywoman Solages represents the communities of Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Elmont, South Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Floral Park, the Village of Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor, and sections of Franklin Square.


Michaelle was elected to represent the Twenty-second Assembly District in 2012 and is the first person of Haitian descent to be elected into the New York State Legislature. She currently serves as the Assembly Deputy Majority Leader as well as Chair of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. Through her work, she strives to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and protected equally under the law throughout New York State. 


Michaelle has continued to advocate for Nassau County’s middle class and small businesses by fighting for property tax relief, equitable state funding of schools, and increased public transportation services on Long Island. Michaelle is also nationally recognized as a leading advocate in improving access to quality childcare, implementing a universal pre-k framework in Long Island, and establishing innovative ways to invest in families with young children across the age spectrum from birth to kindergarten. Michaelle resides in Elmont with her family and her dog.

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Statement from Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages on Governor Kathy Hochul signing the Child Data Protection Act and the SAFE For Kids Act into Law

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“The influence of social media on our children is a growing concern, particularly with algorithms designed to maximize addiction. The Child Data Protection Act and the SAFE For Kids Act mark significant progress in safeguarding our children by restricting...

Solages, Kavanagh Bill to Codify the Homeowner Protection Program Passes Assembly and Senate, Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Albany, NY – Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages (D-Elmont) and Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) codifying the New York State Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) (A7636C/S7297C) has passed both houses of the legislature,...

Assemblymember Solages, Senator Cooney Announce Passage of Bill to Promote Contract Transparency During States of Emergency in New York State

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Albany, NY – Today, Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) and Assemblymember Michaelle Solages (D-Elmont) announced the passage of their bill (S9171/A10281) to improve transparency and accountability in New York’s contracting processes. The legislators...

Assemblywoman Solages Joins SUNY and Valley Stream Central High School District to Encourage Graduating Seniors to Fill Out FAFSA

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Valley Stream, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages joined Valley Stream Central High School seniors, administrators, and SUNY Vice Chancellor for Student Success Donna Linderman for a discussion about student experiences with college applications,...

Assembly Passes Solages Bill to Include Labor and School Districts in Industrial Development Agencies

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages’ bill requiring industrial development agencies (IDAs) to include at least one representative from a labor organization and one representative from a local school district (A7532B) has passed the New...

Assemblywoman Solages Secures Funding for Sewanhaka High School Mascot Change

Floral Park, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages is pleased to announce state capital grant funding for the mascot change at Sewanhaka High School. This grant funding, secured by Assemblywoman Solages, will ensure compliance with the New York State...
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