Douglas E. King is the Republican & Conservative Party candidate for Suffolk County Legislator in the Ninth Legislative District.
Meet Douglas E. King
Douglas E. King – grew up on Long Island spending 27 years in Franklin Square, NY, later moving on to reside in Suffolk County as a young adult. Douglas was born with Spina Bifida and as a young boy he was involved in the very first Cub Scout Pack geared for children with disabilities. Using a wheelchair, Douglas accepted every challenge that came his way and conquered them one by one. His Mother, Dorothy, always fought to make sure he remained in the mainstream. Douglas is a 1991 graduate of H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square. He went on to study at SUNY Empire State where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Studies, 2009. Douglas married his wife, Erin Nofi, in 2008. A few years ago they moved to Central Islip where they currently reside.
Douglas retains an extensive background of perpetual community involvement. He was the first Long Island Physically Challenged Resident ever to complete the Suffolk County Citizens Police Academy. He is a member of their Alumni Association and serves as their Second Vice President & Director of Public Relations since 2011. Douglas is also the first Physically Challenged Long Island Resident to complete ICS & NIMS for Disaster Operations on the Suffolk County Community Emergency Response Team. Douglas was appointed to serve on the Suffolk County Disabilities Advisory Board in 2011 where he has served for 7 years. He was also appointed last year in 2016 to the Town of Islip Disabilities Advisory Board where he currently serves. Douglas is fluent in the English language and also certified in American Sign Language.
When elected to the office of County Legislator, Douglas plans on leaving no stone unturned when it comes to positive change for Suffolk as a whole as well as in his District 9 Community. His developed leadership skills working in both the public as well as private sector have been the catalyst for his desire to serve as Legislator. He will scrutinize all budgets in the District and County and work hard toward lowering unnecessary taxes & cutting frivolous fees. He will build a foundation with the district’s young people by listening to their needs and implementing programs that will keep them safe and active participants in the community. He will strive to bring an end the “red light camera” program. Douglas is intent on fostering a solid relationship between law enforcement and Civilians. Douglas believes Education and Extra Curricular activities are of utmost importance to a child’s growth and advancement and he will work hard to establish programs according to need in the Community.
To learn more about Douglas E. King and his campaign to become your County Legislator, please visit his website: https://king4legislator.wixsite.com/douglasking2017