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Councilwoman Christine Liu (District 4)

Biography

Christine Liu is the first Asian-American to be elected to the North Hempstead Town Council. Christine proudly represents the 4th Council District which includes the Village of Great Neck Plaza, University Gardens, Russell Gardens, Lake Success, Great Neck Manor, Spinney Hill, North New Hyde Park, and parts of Herricks.

Christine immigrated with her family to the US when she was just a year old and settled in Queens. Christine attained her undergraduate degree from New York University and her law degree from Regent University in Virginia. While in law school, Christine interned with the Department of Justice Honors Intern Program and was recruited by the Department of Justice upon graduation to the Immigration and Naturalization Services Division as Assistant Chief Counsel. When the Department of Homeland Security was established in 2003, Christine’s position moved to Homeland, under Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where she remained Assistant Chief Counsel for seven years in New York City.

In 2011, Christine moved with her husband of 20 years and their two children to New Hyde Park, Herricks School District, to raise her family full-time. Christine became active in the community immediately and for several years was a PTA leader in her children’s schools, a Girl Scout Troop leader, and was an Albertson Herricks Little League Coach for both her son and daughter.

To help promote diversity in the community and school district, Christine organized and hosted numerous Asian cultural events and programs for the community to enjoy free of charge. As these celebrations drew in thousands in attendance, Former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran invited Christine to join the inaugural Nassau County Asian American Advisory Council in 2018, where Christine was selected as the Vice-President of the Council. Former Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth also invited Christine to join the first Asian American Advisory Board at the Town. Christine played a pivotal role in creating the “Not in Our Town” signs translated into 10 different Asian languages to combat the anti-Asian hate during the pandemic. Christine has spoken at several rallies and panels against antisemitism, islamophobia, and anti-Asian hate, organized by the Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center, American Jewish Committee-Long Island, Great Neck Chinese Association, Herricks Chinese Association, Nassau County Asian Advisory Council, to name a few. During the pandemic, Christine hosted safety webinars and self-defense classes with the Nassau County Police Department and delivered meals and personal protective equipment to first responders and seniors throughout Long Island.

In 2021, Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti tapped Christine to be her Community Liaison for her office because of her countless volunteer positions, including Co-Founder of the Herricks Chinese Association and her work as Board Member of the Chinese American Association of North Hempstead. As Community Liaison for Assemblywoman Sillitti, Christine listened to residents and worked to resolve issues and provide resources where needed. As Councilwoman, Christine is committed to supporting our downtown businesses, providing our seniors with affordable housing options, promoting the safety of all our residents and ensuring racism has no place in Our Town.

Contact Information

220 Plandome Road
Manhasset , NY 11030
Phone: (516) 869-7704
Fax: (516) 869-7688
Email: liuc@northhempsteadny.gov