Name: Jay Cherlin
Bio: Cherlin, of Massapequa, has never held public office. He has spent 25 years as a health care administrator who touts his experience with human resources, regulation compliance, financial management, quality assurance and state and federal health care regulations. His campaign so far has focused on health care reform.
He is an adjunct professor at Berkely College and vice president of the Long Island Coalition.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in health care and economics from Brooklyn College; master’s degree in health care administration from C.W. Post College and a Graduate Certification of Law from Adelphi University.
Opponent: Joseph Saladino
District: Ninth Assembly District