Murray, Singas spend more than $1M combined since July

Bill San Antonio

Republican Kate Murray and Democratic Madeline Singas are in a close race when it comes to campaign spending, according to recent campaign finance filings.

Murray, the Hemsptead town supervisor, had $486,042.03 in expenditures since the last filing deadline in July and closed with $210,637.99 on hand.

Singas, the acting district attorney, spent $545,142.06 since July, leaving a $481,551.92 balance as the campaigns reached the 32-day mark prior to November’s election.

All candidates are required to file an updated accounting of their expenses and contributions at the 32-day mark.

Since July, Singas received $229,190.38 in total contributions, $136,488 of which came from individual or partnership donations; $31,450 from corporate donors; $49,550 from “other” donors, which includes various organizations, committees and PACs; and $11,702.38 from “in-kind” donations.

Murray took in $158,491.83 in contributions, with $84,125 from individual donors, $17,075 from corporate entities and $57,291.83 in “other” and “in-kind” donations, the Farmingdale-based Checker Transportation Corp. and Sewane Golf and Country Club in Hewlett Harbor.

The Singas campaign, filed on the state Board of Elections website as Friends of Madeline Singas, also reported $99,438.90 in outstanding loans and liabilities, two to the New York State Democratic committee for $32,668.92 and $37,156.02, respectively, and to the Glastonbury, Conn.-based Democratic party mailings firm Mission Control Inc. for $29,613.96. 

Town of North Hempstead 

Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth’s campaign reported $363,660.91 cash on hand, having spent $135,071.50 and taken in $124,930 in contributions, since July, according to recent campaign finance filings.

The Friends of Judi Bosworth filed $68,230 in individual donations, $18,500 from corporations, $38,200 from “other” donors and refunded $11,631 to various contributors. In seeking re-election, 

Bosworth is facing Carle Place Board of Education Trustee Anthony Bulzomi, who had not filed a 32-day pre-election report. 

North Hempstead Town Councilman Peter Zuckerman (D-Roslyn, 2nd district), seeking his first full term in office against Albertson Republican Henry S. Golis Jr., reported $3,002.55 on hand after an opening balance of $11,038.45 and $12,371 in contributions but $20,406.90 in expenses, including a $137 refunded contribution to his own private law firm.

Golis did not file a report.

The Friends of Anna Kaplan campaign reported a $15,696.61 closing balance following a period of $1,315 in contributions and $21,270 in expenses.

Kaplan (D-Great Neck, 4th district) received four individual donations worth $1,110 and one corporate donation from Hempstead Retail LLC, of Lake Success.

Her opponent, Republican Mary Kay Barket of Manhasset, did not file a report. She last filed $51 in individual contributions, $1 from herself and $50 from Manhasset resident Martin Dekom, at the July deadline.

Republican town councilwoman Dina De Giorgio (Port Washington, 6th district) received $16,250 in contributions, all from individual donors, and had $6,685.63 in expenses for a $30,249.12 closing balance.

Her challenger, Democrat Emily Beys of Port Washington, had $11,599.08 on hand, having amassed $54.99 in expenses for debit card charges to her campaign’s account to Investors Bank of Manhasset.

Nassau County Legislature

Democrat Ellen Birnbaum (10th district) led North Shore legislative candidates with $15,520.62 at the filing, having amassed $14,312 in contributions since July and $10,434 in expenses.

Birnbaum received $11,787 in individual donations, $1,525 from corporations and $1,000 in “other” contributions, including $250 from the Friends of Judi Bosworth. Her  expenses included $8,000 to the North Hempstead Democratic Committee.

Her Republican opponent, Lisa Benjamin, did not file a report.

The 10th legislative district includes many of the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Great Neck and Manhasset, as well as North New Hyde Park and parts of North Hills, Searingtown, Albertson and Garden City Park.

Republican Richard Nicolello (11th district), the Legislature’s deputy presiding officer, received $450 in contributions since July, a $200 individual donation from Village of East Williston Trustee Michael Braito and $250 from the Fire Marshal Benevolent Committee in Hicksville.

He reported $3,329.72 in expenses and a $9,225.40 closing balance.

Nicolello’s opponent, North Hempstead bay constable Mal Nathan, did not file a report.

The 11th legislative district includes most of New Hyde Park, Albertson, Floral Park, Garden City, Mineola, Roslyn Heights, the Village of Roslyn Estates, the Willistons and part of Manhasset and Port Washington.  

Democrat Delia DeRiggi-Whitton of Glen Cove, whose 12th legislative district covers parts of Roslyn, Manhasset and Port Washington, did not file a report, as did Republican Legislator Donald MacKenzie of Oyster Bay, who covers East Hills, Greenvale, Glen Head and parts of Old Westbury and Roslyn Heights as part of the 18th district.

Democrat Judy Jacobs of Woodbury reported $10,378.62 on hand, including $5,660 in contributions and $7,817 in expenses.

Her 16th district covers parts of Old Westbury and Roslyn Heights, among other communities.

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