Laura Curran delivered her first political speech when she was 8 years old, addressing a large crowd in a South Miami square to rally for the Equal Rights Amendment, which would have banned discrimination based on gender.
Wearing a green jumpsuit — the color of pro-ERA signs — Curran was the final speaker, delivering a five-minute speech on equality and justice.
Four decades later, Curran, 49, a second-term Democratic Nassau County legislator from Baldwin, finds herself as the first woman from a major political party to run for Nassau County executive.
Curran, a former newspaper reporter and Baldwin school board president, faces Jack Martins, a former Republican state senator from Old Westbury, for Nassau’s top office.
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