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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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Assemblywoman Solages, Senator Comrie Call for Stronger Enforcement of NYS Laws Tackling Illicit Flavored E-Cigarettes

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Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages and Senator Leroy Comrie joined colleagues in the legislature, clergy members, and law enforcement officials to highlight the need for their legislation to enhance enforcement of New York State laws banning...

Assemblymember Solages, Senator Ryan Introduce Legislation to Protect Legal Services Fund for Vulnerable New Yorkers

Albany, NY – Today, May 13, 2024, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Michaelle Solages were joined by legal services advocates from across New York State to announce legislation (S.9130) that will help ensure the New York State Interest...

Solages, Myrie Introduce Legislation to Stop the Sale of Dangerous, Easily Modified Machine Guns

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages (D-Elmont) has introduced legislation with Senator Zellnor Myrie to put a definitive end to the sale of semi-automatic pistols which can be easily modified into fully automatic weapons with the addition...

Assemblywoman Solages Participates in Roundtable Discussion on Healthcare Disparities Experienced by Black Long Islanders

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*Watch the event here* Mineola, NY – Today, Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages joined healthcare professionals, union members, and advocates to highlight improvements to healthcare in the Inflation Reduction Act and the work that remains to be done...

Solages: NYS Budget Includes Additional Funding for Valley Stream LIRR Station Renovations

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Valley Stream, NY – Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages is pleased to announce that the recently passed New York State budget for Fiscal Year 2025 includes additional funding earmarked for renovating several Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations, including...

19th Annual Simon's Valley Stream Jazz Festival

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