Marsha Silverman

Glen Cove City Council


Marsha is the only openly LGBTQ elected official in Long Island


Marsha Silverman is running for re-election to the City Council in Glen Cove, NY. She first ran for office in 2017 and after a successful primary win to get on the Democratic ballot, she was elected in the general election and was the only Democrat to win one of the six City Council seats. Her grassroots campaign and platform of fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability in local government resonated strongly with constituents tired of the status quo. She was sworn in at the January 1, 2018 inauguration.

In her first term, Marsha has been an independent voice for the public and has focused on fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability. Despite being a minority Councilperson working with Majority Republican Council, she was able to propose and enact legislation to strengthen financial policies and procedures which in turn has improved transparency and accountability.

In June 2019, Marsha proposed and coordinated the first gay pride flag raising event in Glen Cove. Marsha is the the only out elected official in Long Island, NY.

Marsha has over 25 years of experience in data analytics for Financial Services focusing on both consumer and commercial lending. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Haverford College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Stern School of Business at New York University.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Marsha is the only openly LGBTQ elected official in Glen Cove.
  • She is the only openly LGBTQ elected official in Long Island.

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