May 16, 2017
The Democratic legislative candidate against Nassau Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) called Tuesday for an amendment to GOP-proposed ethics legislation that would be named after and apply to Gonsalves herself.
“If Legislator Gonsalves wants to actually get serious about ethics reforms, what about adding the ‘Gonsalves Amendent’ to her toothless bill,” said Eileen Napolitano, who is expected to be nominated by the Nassau Democratic Party this month to run for Gonsalves’ 13th District seat.
May 14, 2017
The Working Families Party has endorsed Democrat Laura Curran for Nassau County executive, dealing a blow to her primary foe Charles Lavine, who’d also sought the backing.
Long Island Progressive Coalition director Lisa Tyson, a Working Families leader, said Friday that both Curran, a county legislator from Baldwin, and Lavine, an assemblyman from Glen Cove, have progressive records — but that the party sees Curran as more viable in a general election.
Top Nassau Republicans are backing former State Sen. Jack Martins of Old Westbury.
April 28, 2017
Someone will eventually own the slogan, “There’s a new day in Oyster Bay.”
It will be either Supervisor Joseph Saladino—or those seeking to oust him.
The saying has been the mantra of Saladino, took over after former Supervisor John Venditto stepped down Jan. 4 to prepare his defense against a federal corruption indictment. Saladino has initiated policies that he boasts have introduced openness and transparency and “the highest levels of ethics” in the town.
April 25, 2017
Local elections like those in Nassau County this year could help propel Democrats to political success on a national scale in 2018, the Democratic National Committee chairman told Nassau Democrats on Monday.
The chairman, Tom Perez, expressed optimism that Democrats could take control of the county Legislature and said the DNC would lend a hand in municipal races such as those this year.
April 25, 2017
Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran on Tuesday announced a plan to widen the reach of county financial disclosure forms and make other records easier to access and more user-friendly.
Curran, a county legislator from Baldwin, dubbed the set of proposals her “era of transparency agenda” as she detailed them at a news conference in the living room of her home — which has become her campaign’s de facto headquarters.
April 19, 2017
Democratic candidates for Town of Oyster Bay supervisor as well as town council members were announced at a press conference on Wednesday.
Several residents cam out to the event in front of Town Hall to hear the announcement made by Nassau County Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs and Town of Oyster Bay Democratic Leader Dave Gugerty.
April 11, 2017
Last week, 13-year Glen Cove Councilman Tim Tenke, an attorney and lifetime resident, announced he will run for mayor of Glen Cove.
March 30, 2017
Laura Curran, a Democratic candidate for Nassau County executive, unveiled a plan Thursday to eliminate most taxpayer-funded mailers and fliers.
At a news conference outside her home in Baldwin, Curran said the mailers from most Nassau elected officials are an “egregious” waste of money that provide little useful information to the public.
March 27, 2017
Nassau legislative Democrats on Monday dedicated their wing of county government headquarters in Mineola in honor of their late colleague, Judy Jacobs, who died last year at age 77.
Before numerous friends, family members and ex-colleagues of Jacobs’, Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) led a brief ceremony renaming the minority caucus offices of the county’s Theodore Roosevelt legislative and executive building after the longtime lawmaker.
March 23, 2017
Former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, elected last month as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will be the keynote speaker at the Nassau County Democratic Committee’s spring dinner.
The annual event, which typically attracts about 1,100 party loyalists, will be held April 24 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs said Perez, the first Latino elected to lead the DNC, will stress that the party must stay active and engaged, even without a presidential election on the horizon.