U.S. Rep. King to speak at campaign fundraiser for town council candidate Barket

Bill San Antonio

U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) will appear at a fundraiser September 2 in support of Manhasset resident Mary Kay Barket’s campaign for the Town of North Hempstead’s District 4 council seat, which is currently held by Great Neck Democrat Anna Kaplan.

King, who represents New York’s 2nd congressional district, which lies on Long Island’s south shore, is slated to give the keynote address during the event. 

The fundraiser will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Colbeh Restaurant, located at the Andrew Hotel at 75 N Station Plaza in Great Neck.

Tickets are $250 per person, $500 for “silver sponsors,” $1,000 for “gold sponsors” and $2,500 for “platinum sponsors.”

Barket, who operates a consulting business out of her residence, has worked for various insurance and reinsurance companies to make the Fortune 500 list, including General Re, Zurich Re and Guy Carpenter, the insurance arm of Marsh and McLennan Companies.

She is also a member of the executive board of the Immaculate Heart of Mary League, on the board of directors of the Association for Children With Down Syndrome in Plainview and is on the advisory committee for The Matthew Foundation for Down Syndrome Research.

She has also been active with the Sisters of Life, Good Counsel Homes and Our Lady of Grace Montessori School.

Kaplan was elected in 2011, having previously served on the town’s board of zoning appeals and as a trustee of the Great Neck Public Library, where she served as vice president and chairperson of its policy and bylaws committee.  

The town’s fourth district includes the villages of Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, North Hills, Great Neck, Kensington, Kings Point and Thomaston as well as the unincorporated areas within Manhasset and Great Neck.

Correction: A previous version of this story described out-of-date community boundaries for the 4th Town Council District. The Village of Munsey Park is no longer part of the district.

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