News Clips

  • Kathleen Rice endorses Laura Curran for Nassau County executive

    June 5, 2017

    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D- Garden City) on Monday, June 5, 2017, announced she is endorsing Legis. Laura Curran for Nassau County executive.

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  • Suozzi, 2 Nassau legislators back Curran for county executive

    May 31, 2017

    Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran got endorsements Wednesday from three elected officials aiming to solidify party unity.

    U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former county executive, along with county Legislators Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and Arnold Drucker, backed Curran a week after state Assemblyman Charles Lavine dropped out of the Democratic primary race.

  • Democrats tap Laura Curran as Nassau County executive candidate

    May 31, 2017

    Nassau Democrats nominated Legis. Laura Curran Wednesday night as their pick for county executive, choosing the second-term lawmaker over the insurgent campaign of county Comptroller George Maragos.

    The party committee chose Curran (D-Baldwin), who would be Nassau’s first female county executive nominee, during its convention at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

    Curran told a crowd of roughly 400 Democrats that she had a solution to wipe out county patronage, repair its much maligned contracting system, and fix the way property taxes are assessed.

  • Laura Curran gets EMILY’s List endorsement

    May 30, 2017

    EMILY’s List, the national Democratic fundraising group that supports women for public office, endorsed Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) for county executive on Sunday.

    The endorsement brings a nationally influential group into the local Democrats’ campaign to retake control of the county government following a spate of corruption scandals, many of them involving Republicans.

  • Sheridan Enters Race For 15th Legislative District

    May 26, 2017

    Michael Sheridan has lived in Levittown with his wife and 8-year-old son for the past four years; owner of a yoga and fitness studio on the North Shore, his previous political experience consists of serving as a member of the Green Party for several years, after which he got out of politics for a spell, choosing instead to concentrate on his business.

  • Charles Lavine exits race for Nassau County executive

    May 24, 2017

    Assemb. Charles Lavine will abandon his campaign for Nassau County executive and back Legis. Laura Curran for the seat, citing a need to unite the Democratic Party in November.

    Curran (D-Baldwin) and Lavine (D-Glen Cove) are expected to make the announcement at a news conference in Garden City on Wednesday night with Democratic Party leaders.

    Lavine, who is serving his seventh term in the 13th Assembly District, said a divisive and expensive primary would be “counterproductive” and would benefit GOP county executive nominee Jack Martins.

  • NY's 9th Assembly District Flips To Democrats; Pellegrino Defeats Gargiulo

    May 24, 2017

    Democrat Christine Pellegrino has defeated Republican Thomas Gargiulo in the District 9 State Assembly special election, an upset in a district that Donald Trump won by 23 points in the 2016 presidential race.

    With all election districts reporting, unofficial results had Pellegrino ahead of Gargiulo by margins of 3,338-2,282 in Suffolk County and 2,252-1,767 in Nassau County.

  • Hempstead Town Democrats announce a slate, and go after the GOP

    May 22, 2017

    Democrats officially unveiled their slate Monday for Hempstead Town positions, with Uniondale attorney Laura Gillen leading the ticket against the Republicans in the GOP stronghold.

    Gillen, candidate for supervisor, announced her fellow candidates: incumbent Dorothy Goosby and newcomers Douglas Mayer and Sue Moller for the town board, and Sylvia Cabana for town clerk. She made her comments during a news conference outside Town Hall in the pouring rain.

  • Eileen Napolitano calls out Norma Gonsalves on ethics

    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.

  • Democrat Curran backed by WFP for Nassau County executive

    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.