League of Women Voters announces candidates forums

Bill San Antonio

The League of Women Voters for Port Washington-Manhasset will host two candidate forums in advance of November’s town and county-level elections.

The first will be held Oct. 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock at 5:30 p.m., while the second will take place Oct. 28 in room 302 of the Hofstra University School of Law and spotlight the Nassau County district attorney race between acting DA Madeline Singas (D-Manhasset) and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray (R-Levittown).  

Candidates for North Hempstead town supervisor, the receiver of taxes and the 2nd, 4th and 6th town council districts as well as the 9th, 10th and 11th county legislative districts are set to square off in the Oct. 14 forum.

In her re-election bid, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) will face Carle Place Board of Education Trustee Anthony Bulzomi (R-Carle Place), while Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman (D-Roslyn Heights) will face Scott D. Diamond (R-Mineola), who in 2010 unsuccessfully challenged state Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) for the 16th Assembly District position.

Incumbent council members Peter Zuckerman (D-Roslyn, 2nd district), Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck, 4th district) and Dina De Giorgio (R-Port Washington, 6th district) are each seeking re-election and will be challenged, respectively, by Henry S. Golis Jr. (R-Albertson, 2nd district), Mary Kay Barket (R-Manhasset, 4th district) and Emily Beys (D-Sands Point).

In the Legislature, Deputy Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park, 9th district) will face North Hempstead Bay Constable Mal Nathan (D-Williston Park), county Legislator Ellen Birnbaum (D-Great Neck, 10th district) will face challenger Lisa Benjamin (R-Great Neck) and county Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove, 11th district) will face Westbury attorney Matthew J. Connolly (R-Mineola).

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