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  • Nassau Dems dedicate wing of headquarters to late Legis. Judy Jacobs

    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.

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  • Tom Perez, DNC chief, to speak at Nassau Democrats event

    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.

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  • Three candidates race for mayor in Freeport village election

    March 16, 2017

    Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy is running to retain the job against his predecessor and a former village justice in an election that will determine the village’s next four years of fiscal stability.

    Kennedy, former Mayor Andrew Hardwick and attorney Stephen Drummond, all Democrats, are each leading their own slates of candidates for the two open trustee spots also to be filled in Tuesday’s election.

    Kennedy is running on the Unity Home Rule Party ticket with incumbent trustees Carmen Pineyro and Ronald Ellerbe.

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  • From the Desk of Delia DiRiggi-Whitton: County needs independent inspector general

    March 16, 2017

    As your legislator, striving for the highest level of fiscal oversight is a key priority.

    I have voted against many costly contracts because they lack details that specify how taxpayer dollars will be spent.

    Both my and fellow legislative minority members’ greatest goal is to ensure contract review and approval is transparent.

    Unfortunately, our requests for an independent inspector general continue to be ignored.

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  • Laura Curran pledges to hire more women for county jobs

    March 9, 2017

    Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) on Thursday pledged to tap women for half the senior roles in her administration if elected county executive.

    Under Curran, she said, women would hold 50 percent of the county’s 21 top jobs: commissioners, deputy county executives, and the county attorney, sheriff, assessor and treasurer.

    The plan would make Curran’s administration more representative of Nassau’s demographics than the “good old boys’ club” of current Republican county executive, Edward Mangano, who has women in only four of those roles, Curran said.

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  • Long Islanders Mark International Women’s Day with Roosevelt Field Mall Rally

    March 8, 2017

    Dozens of women clad in red rallied in the shadow of Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City on Wednesday for International Women’s Day and to raise awareness about a range of issues, including paid leave, reproductive rights and equal pay.

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  • Nassau Dems kick off campaign for county executive

    March 2, 2017

    ROCKVILLE CENTRE - Three Nassau Democrats made appeals to their party in Rockville Centre Thursday night as each seeks the nomination to run for county executive.

    They are county Legislator Laura Curran, state Assemblyman Charles Lavine and county Comptroller George Maragos.

    Curran is running on an anti-corruption platform critical of the federal charges levied against incumbent Republican Executive Ed Mangano.

    To read more and watch the video, please click News12 above. 

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  • 2 Democratic senators backing Laura Curran for Nassau County exec

    February 26, 2017

    Long Island’s two Democratic state senators are backing Laura Curran in the party’s likely Nassau County executive primary, after the Assembly’s Democratic leadership earlier endorsed one of her opponents, their colleague Assemb. Charles Lavine.

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  • N. Hempstead residents can view town expenditures on website

    February 23, 2017

    North Hempstead residents can now precisely track how their tax dollars are spent, with the town’s recent launch of a comprehensive website showing years of its expenditures.

    From auto equipment purchases to contracts awarded to vendors, residents can access online checkbooks dating from 2014 up to January 2017.

    Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said the website — northhempstead.com/opengov — is part of her administration’s ongoing effort to boost openness and transparency.

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  • National Democratic Leader And Businessman is a Political Role Model

    February 21, 2017
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