May 26, 2017 - 12:00am
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.
May 24, 2017 - 12:00am
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.
May 24, 2017 - 12:00am
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.
May 22, 2017 - 12:00am
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.
May 16, 2017 - 12:00am
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.
May 14, 2017 - 12:00am
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.
April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Someone will eventually own the slogan, “There’s a new day in Oyster Bay.”
It will be either Supervisor Joseph Saladino—or those seeking to oust him.
The saying has been the mantra of Saladino, took over after former Supervisor John Venditto stepped down Jan. 4 to prepare his defense against a federal corruption indictment. Saladino has initiated policies that he boasts have introduced openness and transparency and “the highest levels of ethics” in the town.
April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Democratic Nassau County executive candidate Laura Curran on Tuesday announced a plan to widen the reach of county financial disclosure forms and make other records easier to access and more user-friendly.
Curran, a county legislator from Baldwin, dubbed the set of proposals her “era of transparency agenda” as she detailed them at a news conference in the living room of her home — which has become her campaign’s de facto headquarters.
April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Local elections like those in Nassau County this year could help propel Democrats to political success on a national scale in 2018, the Democratic National Committee chairman told Nassau Democrats on Monday.
The chairman, Tom Perez, expressed optimism that Democrats could take control of the county Legislature and said the DNC would lend a hand in municipal races such as those this year.
April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Democratic candidates for Town of Oyster Bay supervisor as well as town council members were announced at a press conference on Wednesday.
Several residents cam out to the event in front of Town Hall to hear the announcement made by Nassau County Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs and Town of Oyster Bay Democratic Leader Dave Gugerty.