Lee Seeman, a long time resident of the Town of North Hempstead, is currently serving her third term as a Councilwoman for the Town. Elected on November 8, 2005, she represents the communities of North New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, Floral Park and the villages of Saddle Rock, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Russell Gardens, University Gardens, Lake Success and other unincorporated areas.
Prior to becoming a councilwoman, Lee has been an active member of the community. She has been the program director of the Great Neck Chamber of Commerce, since 1975. She has promoted topics such as environmental conservation, health care, small business concerns, the economy of Long Island and computer science. She has brought guest speakers from all over the world including the Consul General of Cyprus and the Ambassador of Belize.
In 1995, Lee was appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton, and later reappointed by President George W. Bush, as a member of the United State Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. In this role she was instrumental in the establishment of one of the largest cemetery monuments in Poland, dedicated to those who perished in the Holocaust. Her present project has been the placing of markers at the sites of former slave labor camps in Estonia during World War II.
Lee has been a trustee of the W.F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem since 1988. In this position she has brought archeologists to the community to describe their work in the Middle East. The Albright is an affiliate of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Their other Institutes are located in Cyprus, Jordan, and Damascus.
Lee is a New York State licensed insurance broker since the age of 22.
Lee is a New York State Democratic Committeewoman since 1970 and has served on the Executive committee of the New York State Democratic committee.
Lee is also serving on Congressman Ackerman’s review board for students who apply to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the Naval Academy, and West Point Academy.
In addition, Lee is a member of such community groups as the League of Women Voters, the World Jewish Congress, Hadassah, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She is also an active member of Temple Beth El of Great Neck.
Lee is married to Murray Seeman, former Mayor of Great Neck Estates, and together they have four children and seven grandchildren.