Dave Mejias

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Dave Mejias (D) is a member of the Nassau County Legislature on Long Island, New York. He was first elected in 2003, and re-elected in 2005. He ran for Congress in the 3rd District, but lost to the incumbent, see New York U.S. House election, 2006.

Dave has an amazing life story. Here is an excerpt from his website:

I am a first-generation American, and the first member of my family born in the US. My father came to this country as a political refugee from Cuba, where he spent 4 years in jail as a political dissident. He watched as his brother was tortured and murdered in front of him for promoting democracy and fighting against Castro in the early 1960s. My mother fled economic strife in Ecuador during the `60s. They first met in an English class for adults here on Long Island. My father passed away when I was very young, and my mother raised me and my siblings as a single parent. I can never thank her enough for her courage and devotion to her family when we needed her the most. With her love and support, I attended State University of New York at Albany, and received my Juris Doctor from Fordham Law. I opened my own law firm at the age of 26 and have been active participant in politics ever since.

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