Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs announced the Democratic candidates who will run for county, town and city office at the Cradle of Aviation on Feb. 13.
Key races are in the legislature, where Republicans hold the majority. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran spoke to the assembly with the hope of a Democratic majority in the Nassau County legislature and to promote Kevan Abrahams of District One to become majority leader.
Legislative candidates were announced in the following districts: Kevan Abrahams (1), Siela Bynoe (2), Carrié Solages (3), Debra Mule (5) Debra Siegel (7), Barbara Hafner (8), Mal Nathan (9), Ellen Birnbaum, (10), Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (11), Michael Pesce (12), Jennifer Rosenkrantz (13), Michael Maloney (14), Arnold Drucker (16), Alan Foley (17) and Joshua Lafazan (18). Democratic candidates were not designated for several districts, including four, six, 15 and 19.
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas was endorsed for reelection to a second term.
Two Republican candidates were named in two local races outside of the Town of North Hempstead. James Altadonna, Jr., will run for Oyster Bay Town Supervisor against Joseph Saladino and former Floral Park mayor Tom Tweedy will run to replace indicted Councilman Edward Ambrosino.
The Town of North Hempstead board has several seats up for reelection this year, including town supervisor, receiver of taxes and council districts two, four and six.
John Ryan, chairman of the North Hempstead Democratic committee, announced the candidates, which include incumbents Judi Bosworth for supervisor, Charles Berman for receiver of taxes and Peter Zuckerman for the second council district representing Roslyn and East Hills, the recently appointed Veronica Lurvey for the fourth district representing Great Neck and Manhasset and the newly announced candidacy of Mariann Dalimonte of Port Washington to run against incumbent Dina De Giorgio for district six. The council terms are for four years.
“I have been truly honored and humbled to serve the people of North Hempstead for these past three terms,” said Bosworth. “With the support of the voters, I hope to continue the work of moving the town forward and creating a welcome place to live, work, play and raise a family. I am so proud of North Hempstead’s 2019 candidates. I know that each and every one of them will make North Hempstead’s residents their priority.”
Lurvey, a former corporate attorney and resident of Great Neck, was appointed to represent the fourth council district, formerly held by Anna Kaplan, in January 2019. As cofounder of North Shore Action, she guided the community group’s vision and led teams in a variety of proactive, bipartisan events. Key platform issues included health and environmental matters, pedestrian safety, voter registration and mental health. She also served as vice president of Temple Israel of Great Neck.
“I look forward to advocating for the needs of every resident and support efforts to take care of our community now and for future generations,” said Lurvey after her appointment.
From Bosworth’s first day in office, her administration’s hallmark has been to establish an open, inclusive and transparent government, stringent ethics reforms and financial disclosure policies, along with a spirit of collaboration and bipartnership.