Nancy Goroff is our enthusiastic choice for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democratic newcomer is not just an acceptable alternative to the incumbent, Republican Lee Zeldin, she is, in nearly every way, the better choice to represent the region at the dawn of a new decade, and perhaps a new era.

Much has been made of the fact that her election would send a scientist to Congress. No question, sending a woman of science as a representative would be a strong statement from a region where science is so critically important — in education, at Brookhaven National Lab, in our waters, along our shorelines, in our hospitals. At a time when climate denial lingers, the 1st District must send experts to Washington, D.C., to protect our interests in the most basic way: assuring the landmass’s survival against an encroaching ocean, an intensifying situation worsened by the ignorance of man’s impact. [more]