Assemblyman Phil Boyle and State Sen. Lee Zeldin visited East Islip High School on Oct. 17 for an informative talk with students. The two local Republican legislators came to speak to Eric Bruckner’s AP Government class about politics, campaigning and volunteering for their campaigns.
Boyle is running for newly retired Sen. Owen Johnson’s vacant seat in the 4th State Senate District, while incumbent Zeldin is seeking re-election to the 3rd State Senate District.
“It was a question-and-answer experience where the students were able to ask any question they wanted,” explained Bruckner. “Students are required as part of the class to volunteer for eight hours of campaigning.”
U.S. Rep. Peter King, who has served as a congressman for New York's 3rd congressional district since 1993, will be visiting East Islip on Oct. 25 for a similar session with Bruckner’s students.