News Clips

  • Curran outraises Martins, Maragos in Nassau County exec race

    July 17, 2017 - 12:00am

    Democrat Laura Curran leads the fundraising race among Nassau County executive candidates, having collected $715,000 more in recent months than potential primary opponent George Maragos and about $400,000 more than Republican Jack Martins, according to reports filed Monday with the state Board of Elections.

    The reports, which cover activity from mid-January through last week, are the first to reflect the period since all county executive candidates launched their campaigns and began active fundraising.

  • Schnirman outlines plan to fix Nassau County finances

    June 28, 2017 - 12:00am

    Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman, a Democratic candidate for Nassau County comptroller, outlined his priorities on Tuesday, promising to improve fiscal transparency and serve as an “independent fiscal watchdog.”

    He suggested opening up and modernizing government and cleaning up the county contracting system.

    Schnirman is running against Republican Steve Labriola, Nassau’s chief deputy comptroller. Labriola’s campaign has a similar pledge to “restore the taxpayer trust” and increase how many audits are conducted by the comptroller’s office.

  • Press Release: Oyster Bay Democrats Unveil Strongest Ethics Reforms in Town’s History

    June 26, 2017 - 12:00am

    Oyster Bay Democrats and Local Residents Unveil Strongest Ethics Reforms in Town’s History and Demand Repeal and Refund of the “Venditto Corruption Tax”Oyster Bay, NY (June 26, 2017)  – Oyster Bay Democratic Candidate for Town Supervisor Dr. Marc Herman, along with Town Council Candidates Robert Freier, James Versocki, Eva Pearson and Clerk Candidate Dean Hart joined local residents in announcing sweeping ethics reforms today for Town government in response to years of Republican neglect, mismanagement and corruption

  • Two Democrats involved in Nassau courts named to Court of Claims

    June 25, 2017 - 12:00am

    Two Democratic attorneys involved in the Nassau court system were sworn in as state Court of Claims judges last week.

    Former Nassau County Court Judge Steven M. Jaeger and trial lawyer Carmen St. George, who ran unsuccessfully for District Court judge in Hempstead in 2011, were nominated by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and confirmed by the state Senate last Monday.

  • Laura Curran gets 1199-SEIU backing

    June 23, 2017 - 12:00am

    Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran has picked up endorsements from two of the area’s large labor unions, including one that sometimes backs local Republicans.

    Curran last week announced endorsements from 32BJ SEIU, which represents property service workers, and 1199-SEIU, the nation’s largest health care workers’ union. Though 32BJ consistently gets behind local Democrats, 1199 occasionally backs Republicans.

  • Long Beach City Council endorses Laura Curran

    June 23, 2017 - 12:00am

    The Long Beach City Council has endorsed Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) in her bid for county executive, saying that she would root out corruption and fix the county’s finances.

  • Kathleen Rice endorses Laura Curran for Nassau County executive

    June 5, 2017 - 12:00am

    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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  • Democrats tap Laura Curran as Nassau County executive candidate

    May 31, 2017 - 12:00am

    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.

  • Suozzi, 2 Nassau legislators back Curran for county executive

    May 31, 2017 - 12:00am

    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.

  • Laura Curran gets EMILY’s List endorsement

    May 30, 2017 - 12:00am

    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.