Laura Curran sworn in as Nassau County executive in outdoor ceremony


Democrat Laura Curran was sworn in Monday during a frigid outdoor ceremony to become Nassau County executive, pledging to repair the county’s finances and restore trust in a government that has faced allegations of corruption, nepotism and mismanagement.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered the oath to Curran, a former Baldwin legislator who is the first woman — and only the third Democrat — to lead the county.

“As county executive, one of my most pressing challenges is restoring trust and respect back in our government so that we as a county can chart a new path forward,” said Curran, who celebrated her 50th birthday on Sunday. “Over the decades, the erosion of trust has broken down the bonds between the government and the people that it serves. But the stakes are too high to allow that to continue. Now is the time for action.”


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