Mineola mayor Strauss endorses Murray for district attorney

Bill San Antonio

Kate Murray’s run for Nassau County district attorney has received the endorsement of Mineola mayor Scott Strauss, whose village is partially located in the Town of Hempstead, where the Republican candidate is supervisor.

Calling Murray “a proven leader and dedicated public servant,” Strauss in a statement released Friday by the campaign said the county needs a district attorney “who will bring that leadership and dedication to the most important job in Nassau County.”

“I am proud to offer my endorsement and support to Kate Murray in this important election,” he added.

The Murray campaign in a news release pointed out that Strauss and the town supervisor have worked together in the past, despite only a small area of the southern portion of the village being located in Hempstead.

Following Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Strauss, Murray and the Mineola Fire Department delivered presents during the holiday season East Rockaway, Inwood, Oceanside and Baldwin. 

“Though only a tiny portion of Mineola village is located in the Town of Hempstead, Mayor Strauss and his community have been tremendous partners in helping to maintain the excellent quality of life of our neighborhoods,” Murray said in a statement. 

Murray in recent weeks also greeted commuters with Strauss at the Mineola train station.

“I am grateful to Mayor Strauss for his endorsement,” she said. “I know he shares my commitment to public safety, and I look forward to working with him and other community leaders as Nassau County district attorney.”

Murray, of Levittown, would face the winner of a September 10 Democratic primary between acting District Attorney Madeline Singas and Port Washington resident Michael Scotto in November’s election.

Murray has also received the endorsement of the Nassau County Republican Committee, Nassau County’s Police Benevolent Association, Detectives Association and Police Superior Officers Association and, more recently, the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association, among others.

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