News Clips

  • Curran holds fundraising edge over Martins in Nassau exec race

    October 6, 2017 - 12:00am

    Legis. Laura Curran, the Democratic candidate for Nassau County executive, has a fundraising edge over Republican opponent Jack Martins as the race enters its final month, according to new campaign finance reports.

    The reports, which were filed Friday and cover campaign activity through Oct. 2, show Curran, a second-term legislator from Baldwin, has $362,168 available to spend through Election Day on Nov. 7.

    Martins, a former state senator from Old Westbury, has $325,272 available.

  • Readers Write: DeRiggi-Whitton gives politicians a good name

    October 2, 2017 - 12:00am

    I first met Delia DeRiggi-Whitton in 2014 when her legislative district was redrawn to include Port Washington.

    As a passionate advocate for her district, Delia wanted to learn as much about Port as she could. Since then, she has become a fixture in town and has secured grants for the Port Washington Library and the Manorhaven Streetscape project.

  • Readers Write: Curran represents honest gov, Martins the same old thing

    September 25, 2017 - 12:00am

    Okay Nassau County, Election Day is Nov. 7, and it’s our chance to finally rid ourselves of the corrupt Mangano administration.

    Though he was arrested and charged with numerous federal indictments (some of which include conspiracy to commit federal bribery, fraud, extortion, and honest services wire fraud), he refused to resign, subjecting Nassau residents to put up with what can only be described as a corruption tax.

     This Election Day, though there will be two options on the ballot, there is only one clear choice for reform, Laura Curran.

  • Rep. Grace Meng backs Curran for Nassau exec

    September 15, 2017 - 12:00am

    U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) endorsed Laura Curran for Nassau County executive on Friday, adding to the Democratic candidate’s support from national figures.

    Meng, who is also a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, called Curran “an extraordinary public servant” who “cares deeply about the future of Nassau County.”

    “I look forward to working with Laura to help make our region an even better place to live and work, and I urge voters in Nassau, during this critical time in the county, to support her in November,” Meng said in a statement to Blank Slate Media.

  • Curran declares victory in Nassau Democratic exec primary

    September 13, 2017 - 12:00am

    Nassau County Legis. Laura Curran will be the Democratic nominee for county executive, riding support from party leaders to defeat County Comptroller George Maragos in Tuesday’s primary.

    Curran, a Baldwin resident who has been on the legislature since 2014, declared victory just after 10 p.m. before a crowd of supporters at Nawlins Seafood Co. in Freeport.

    County elections board results, as of 11:30 p.m., showed her leading Maragos by roughly 54 percentage points with 56 percent of districts reporting.

  • Curran gets Planned Parenthood's backing in county exec race

    August 24, 2017 - 12:00am

    Three women’s rights organizations have endorsed County Legislator Laura Curran, a Baldwin Democrat, for county executive, including Planned Parenthood of Nassau County Action Fund Political Committee, the National Institute for Reproductive Health and the National Organization for Women of Nassau County.

    At an Aug. 24 press conference at the Roslyn Long Island Rail Road station, representatives from each group said that Curran would protect reproductive health rights and ensure women are represented in the county.

  • DA’s contract reforms a smart place to start: Schnirman

    August 22, 2017 - 12:00am

    Jack Schnirman has his own ideas for fixing Nassau County’s contracting process, but he also wants to tackle a list of reforms that he says have gone untouched for two years.

    The Long Beach city manager and Democratic candidate for Nassau County comptroller pledged to implement the procedural changes District Attorney Madeline Singas proposed to streamline the beleaguered system and give it better oversight.

  • Kirsten Gillibrand endorses Curran for Nassau County exec

    August 20, 2017 - 12:00am

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed Democratic Nassau Legis. Laura Curran’s campaign for Nassau County executive, becoming the first statewide elected official to weigh in on the race.

    Curran of Baldwin has the backing of the Nassau Democratic Party in her Sept. 12 primary against county Comptroller George Maragos.

  • State legislators call for measures to end corruption

    July 25, 2017 - 12:00am

    Three Democratic state legislators Tuesday urged their colleagues to support several initiatives that they said would help end corruption on Long Island and statewide, and “ensure good, open, honest government.”

    Sen. John Brooks (D-Seaford) and Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) and Christine Pellegrino (D-West Islip), joined by the head of the good-government group Common Cause New York, spoke outside the Town of Oyster Bay’s Town Hall South in Massapequa.

  • Independent I.G. needed for county contracts

    July 20, 2017 - 12:00am

    Millions of taxpayer dollars are spent each year on infrastructure improvements in the capital plan that I support. As your legislator, responsible funding of projects is a major priority of mine.

    To be optimal stewards of taxpayer dollars, a critical step is to ensure due diligence is given when reviewing and approving contracts.

    Unfortunately, our county executive who is under indictment oversees the current process.

    His deputy county executive has stated that he is also under investigation for contract steering.