Which Democrats Will Run For Office?

Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs announces the Democratic slate for town and county offices. (Photo by Elizabeth Johnson)

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.

Some local politicians in attendance include Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilman Peter Zuckerman, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Democratic National Committeeman Robert Zimmerman, Councilwoman Lee Seeman and Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey. (Photo by Elizabeth Johnson)

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.

Hundreds of Nassau County Democrats filled the Cradle of Aviation Museum to find out the Democratic slate for town and county offices. (Photo by Frank Rizzo)

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, announces the candidates. (Photo by Elizabeth Johnson)

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.

Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran speak at the event. (Photo by Elizabeth Johnson)

“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.

Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, North Hempstead Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran discuss the future. (Photo by Elizabeth Johnson)

“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.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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