Hard work, determination and perseverance define Chris McGrath. Chris is not a politician and has never before run for elected office. He is a fresh face with a passion to serve his community.
Chris McGrath has dedicated his life to helping his community. Born and raised in Inwood and now residing in Hewlett, Chris has been a lifelong resident of the Senate District. Having lost his father when he was just 18 months old, Chris and his three siblings were raised by his Mother, a medical records clerk for a hospital in Far Rockaway. Chris is married to his high-school sweetheart, Monica, and they have three beautiful daughters, Kristin, Kelli and Katie.
From a young age, Chris developed an incredible work ethic. While a student in high school, college and law school, Chris worked at Morton's Army & Navy Store in Cedarhurst New York and also at the Atlantic Beach Club during the summers. He attended college at St. John's University and law school at the University of Dayton School of Law.
Since graduating law school, Chris has continued to work at the very same law firm, now known as Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C., where he started as an Associate in 1983. Chris rose through the ranks of this prestigious firm and has been a partner since 1989
Chris has spent the majority of his career and personal life giving back to people in need. Following the devastating attacks of 9/11, Chris's firm represented, pro-bono, the brave men and women who were first responders who helped in the search and recovering efforts at Ground Zero. He is involved in many civic and charitable organizations. He is a distinguished two-time past president of Peninsula Kiwanis, creating the organization's foundation for underprivileged and handicapped children and is involved with the Christmas Dream program. He is also a former coach of the Inwood Buccaneers basketball team and was a long time coach for the Hewlett-Lawrence Soccer Club.
Chris McGrath is also well recognized as a lecturer in the continuing legal education programs for bar associations and law schools. He is also an adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law and he was President of the Nassau County Bar Association for the 2005-2006 term and President of the Nassau County Bar Fund in 2006-2007.
Chris has a lengthy and successful track record as an Attorney, winning numerous awards including being recognized as one of the top lawyers in New York and in America. In 2012, he was the recipient of one of the most prestigious honors - New York State Bar Association Attorney Professionalism Award. In the same year, the Catholic Lawyers Guild awarded him the St. Thomas More Award.
Chris is a great example of someone who is fully committed to serving his community-- that is who he has been his entire life.
Long Island, NY—Chris McGrath, candidate for the Special Election in New York State Senate’s Ninth District, released a new TV Ad today.Continue readingMcGrath Plan Provides Property Tax Savings and Income Tax Cuts Long Island, NY—New York State Senate candidate Chris McGrath today released his plan to provide tax relief for Nassau County families. McGrath proposed making the property tax cap permanent, increasing the amount of money Nassau homeowners receive the property tax rebate program, eliminating the Gap Elimination Adjustment, cutting state personal income taxes on middle-class families by 25% and exempting retirement income from state taxes. "While steps have been taken to dig out of the hole created during the two years that New York City politicians were in total control of state government, Nassau taxpayers are still being shortchanged," McGrath said. "Our school districts continue to struggle with the effects of the GEA. What's worse, the GEA represented a massive shift in state school aid from Long Island to New York City. It must end. Now."Continue reading
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