ELMONT, N.Y. -- Michaelle Solages, 27, is on the ballot here Tuesday for a New York State Assembly seat.
A Democrat and a lawyer, she has campaigned door to door, but she has found that one of the best places to talk to voters is at gas stations.
Wrapped in a long black wool coat, she walks the lines of people that snake through the gas station parking lots, handing out fliers she has printed with information about shelters and FEMA reimbursement programs.
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She carries a notepad that is filling up with the addresses of those she meets whose homes still lack power. In between campaigning, Solages has been calling the Long Island Power Authority to relay where the lines need to be restored.