A shifting population and redistricting has forced State senator, Kenneth LaValle, R-Port Jefferson to seek new digs. The senator who had been in an office in Selden for almost 20 years will be moving to a new location at 28 North Country Road in Mount Sinai occupying Suite 203.
Every ten years the boundaries of the New York State senatorial districts are redrawn based on population changes reflected in the Federal census, a move that is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The 2010 census has caused LaValle’s district to migrate eastward.
“It looks like the present office would no longer be in the district,” said LaValle’s director of communications Drew Biondo. The office in Selden is barely within his district with the current boundaries.
The Selden office at 325 Middle Country Road will close on July 29 to allow for the move and the Mount Sinai office is scheduled to open on August 1.
No information on how much the rent was in Selden or the new rent in Mount Sinai was available from LaValle's office. Biondo said those figures came out of the office of the Secretary to the Senate in Albany.
As of now, State senator John Flanagan, R-Smithtown, represents a part of Selden but who will represent the rest of the area that used to be part of LaValle's will not be decided until the final redistricting is completed.
Senator LaValle's new district office address is 28 North Country Rd., Suite 203, Mount Sinai, NY 11766. The telephone number will also change to (631) 473-1461.