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NASSAU HERALD — November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012

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MO R CO E EL INS VERA ECT IDE GE ION

ven though Superstorm Sandy has knocked it off the front page, Tuesday is Election Day, and voters will have important choices to make. While the presidential race has been getting most of the attention, voters in Nassau County will also be voting for senator and representative at the federal level, as well as for members of the State Senate and Assembly. Look inside our Voters Guide for candidate profiles in all the local races, and check the editorial pages to find the Herald's endorsements.


ELECTION 2012

20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT David Sussman

Harvey Weisenberg

CHALLENGER — Republican, Conservative, Tax Revolt

INCUMBENT — Democrat, Working Families, Independence Age: 78 Live in: Long Beach Profession: State legislator, former educator, former police officer Education: Bachelor’s from NYU, master’s from Hofstra University, professional diploma from C.W. Post Family: Married, five children On the issues: Weisenberg, has served in the Assembly for 23 years and is proud of his record of working across party lines to pass a range of legislation from a law requiring those convicted of drunken driving to use an ignition interlock in their vehicles to lowering the speed limits in parts of Long Beach and Lido Beach, and recently worked with State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre)

to secure an additional $900,000 in school aid. He voted against the state’s 2 percent tax cap and the MTA payroll tax, while supporting legislation passed in the Assembly — the Save New York Call Center Jobs Act — to address the loss of 5,000 jobs due to companies relocating overseas. The incumbent assemblyman believes that education is the key to moving forward in an ever increasing com-

petitive world, where older workers need to retrain and retool to find a job and remain employed. Environmental issues such as the potential issue of saltwater contamination of the Lloyd Aquifer, Long Beach’s sole source of drinking water, is on Weisenberg’s radar as he has secured grants totaling $900,000 to fund research by Stony Brook University to determine the level of pollution in the surrounding bays. Helping residents who were sickened by the release of hydrogen sulfide gas emanating from rotting seaweed in Point Look, he worked with the Town of Hempstead and the state Department of Environmental Conservation to obtain a permit and remove the seaweed.

Age: 62 Lives in: Lawrence Profession: Urologist Education: Bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University, medical degree from SUNY Downstate University Family: Married, four children On the issues: Sussman, an 18-year member of the Lawrence Board of Education, thinks that taxes need to be cut, is in favor of the 2 percent tax cap and wants to start saving money by repealing the Triborough Amendment, which prohibits a public employer from altering any provision of an expired labor agreement until a new agreement is reached. He called it an unfunded man-

date that costs school districts millions. He also wants to revise the tenure system and make it that districts can keep the more effective less senior teacher in favor of the less effective more tenured teacher. In addition, Sussman wants to address what he calls the state’s broken school aid formula and said he will fight to for Long Island’s fair share of state funds.

Reducing taxes is the key for Sussman to bring back jobs to the state and said that decisions need to be based on facts saying what was fine 20 years ago isn’t fine today. Saying that it’s easy for states without a potential revenue generating shale of natural gas to oppose hyrdrofracking, he would like to see a study that lists the negatives and positives of fracking and have the state make a decision based on those facts. Another study he supports is the feasibility of constructing a sewage outfall pipe that would extend into the Atlantic Ocean to help alleviate the discharge from the Nassau County run Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant.

The district serves the entire Long Beach barrier, the Five Towns, Island Park, Oceanside and parts of East Rockaway.

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for Supreme court Judge H NYS Appellate Division Supreme Court Justice 8 years; Supreme Court Judge 14 years;

District Court Judge 4 years; Senior Deputy County Attorney; practicing attorney for 15 years; Adjunct Professor C.W. Post College (member of CWA Local 1101) H Achievements recognized by the Criminal Courts Bar Association; Italian Heritage Club; Nassau Jewish Lawyers Association; Fordham Law School Alumni; Nassau Fraternal Order of Court Officers; and Eastern Orthodox Lawyers Association H Endorsed by NYS Court Officers Association; NY Fraternal Order of Court Officers; Nassau Court Officers Benevolent Association; LI Region CSEA; NY Uniformed Firefighters Association; Uniformed Fire Officers Association; Nassau Police PBA; Nassau Police Superior Officers Association; Nassau Police Detectives Association; NYC Police Detectives Endowment Association; NYS Fraternal Order of Police; and Italian American Political Action Committee H Life-long Long Island resident; married 30 years to Faith Skelos, an elementary school principal; they have two daughters

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Highest qualified rating from the Nassau County Bar Association 20 year Nassau County Prosecutor Chief – Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence Bureau Deputy Chief – Major Offense/ Homicide Bureau Principal Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Deputy Comptroller for Audits and Special Projects Equal Employment Opportunity and Freedom of Information Officer Molloy College – Adjunct Professor Criminal Justice Department Admitted to Practice Law – New York State United States Supreme Court US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Immediate Past President - Nassau County Women’s Bar Association President Kiwanis Club of the Nassau County Courthouses Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board Member Vice President - Irish-Americans in Government Mentor - Hempstead Village Middle School

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ELECTION 2012

Dean Skelos

INCUMBENT — Republican, Conservative, Independence Party Age: 63 Lives in: Rockville Centre Career: attorney; one term in State Assembly, 14 terms in State Senate. Senate majority leader, minority leader. Education: Washington College; Fordham University School of Law Family: Married, one son On the Issues: Skelos, a 14-term incumbent, says that taxes are the biggest issue facing the district. To that end, Skelos is a supporter of measures to bring taxes down. First and foremost among them is the tax cap, which Skelos supported and helped pass last year. That, Skelos said, helps keeps school taxes — the largest part of peoples’ tax bill — at a manageable level.

Skelos also worked to repeal many parts of the MTA Payroll Tax, which he called a “job-killing” tax. Now, Skelos said, 80 percent of the businesses that were paying the tax no longer have to do so. A big supporter of creating private-sector jobs, Skelos touts having worked to reduce taxes on manufacturers and also lowering personal income tax rates on the middle class. Skelos is proud of the bipartisanship that has

grown in Albany over the past two years. It helped lead to the first on-time budgets in years. The state government also eliminated a $13 billion deficit without having to raise taxes, Skelos said. After Skelos became majority leader in 2010, he worked to restore state education funding that was cut during the previous legislative session. The last budget increased school aid by $805 million. Skelos said he wants to keep the bipartisanship in Albany going and keep getting things done. Next session, he wants to do more to help create a better business climate in the state and help businesses succeed. He also wants to provide municipalities and school districts with more mandate relief.

NEWSDAY ENDORSES

NASSAU HERALD — November 1, 2012

9TH SENATE DISTRICT

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DAVID SUSSMAN

FOR NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY. Harvey Weisenberg, 78, has long claimed that experience is what matters in Albany and that with 23 years in the Assembly, he has the relationships to deliver. But Weisenberg’s effectiveness has waned. Most crucially for constituents in his home of Long Beach, this year he failed to persuade Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to pass a routine but critical bill to enable borrowing to retire the city’s $10-million deficit. Weisenberg’s justification for returning to the Assembly — that nobody else cares about the people as much as he does -- wears thin when considered against the tax increase his constituents face because his legislation failed. The Democratic Party should begin grooming a successor. And voters should take a serious look at challenger David Sussman, 62, a urologist from Lawrence who has served on the Lawrence school board for 18 years -- one of the few members whose children attended the public schools. That controversial board has likely prepared Sussman for the halls of the State Capitol. Sussman says he would focus on school aid, and we hope he would use his medical knowledge to find savings in the state’s Medicaid program as well.

-Newsday endorses Sussman CHALLENGER — Democrat

Age: 24 Lives in: Lynbrook Career: Intern at the Nassau County Democratic Committee Education: Penn State University There is no information available about Feffer. He stopped campaigning for personal reasons.

This district serves all or parts of Elmont, Baldwin, Franklin Square, Atlantic Beach, Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Valley Stream, Malverne, Oceanside, Hewlett, East Rockaway, Long Beach, Island Park, Point Lookout, Inwood, Rockville Centre, South Hempstead, West Hempstead, Lynbrook, Lido Beach and Lawrence.

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SAMPLE ELECTION BALLOT OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR GENERAL ELECTION

Presidential Electors for President and Vice President

United States Senator

(Vote ONCE) (Vote Una Vez)

(Vote Por Uno)

Democratic

3A

4A

Electors for President

Kirsten E. John J. GILLIBRAND LEO

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

2B

3B

4B

Barack OBAMA

A

Joe BIDEN

Electors for Vice President 1B Republican

B Conservative

Electors for President

Paul RYAN

Electors for Vice President 1C Conservative

Mitt ROMNEY

Commissioners Of Elections

C Working Families

D INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mark only with a writing instrument provided by the board of elections. 2. To vote for a candidate whose name is printed on this ballot fill in the oval above or next to the name of the candidate. 3. To vote for a person whose name is not printed on this ballot write or stamp his or her name in the space labeled “write-in” that appears at the bottom of the column, for such office and fill in the oval corresponding with the write-in space in which you have written in a name. 4. To vote yes or no on a proposal, if any, that appears on the back of this ballot, fill in the oval that corresponds to your vote. 5. Any other mark or writing, or any erasure made on this ballot outside the voting squares or blank spaces provided for voting will void this entire ballot. 6. Do not overvote. If you select a greater number of candidates than there are vacancies to be filled, your ballot will be void for that public office, party position or proposal. 7. If you tear, or deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, return it and obtain another. Do not attempt to correct mistakes on the ballot by making erasures or cross outs. Erasures or cross outs may invalidate all or part of your ballot. Prior to submitting your ballot, if you make a mistake in completing the ballot or wish to change your ballot choices, you may obtain and complete a new ballot. You have a right to a replacement ballot upon return of the original ballot. 8. After completing your ballot, insert it into the ballot scanner and wait for the notice that your ballot has been successfully scanned. If no such notice appears, seek the assistance of an election inspector.

1. Anote solamente con el instrumento para escribir proveído por la Junta Electoral. 2. Para votar por un candidato, cuyo nombre aparece imprimido en esta papeleta, rellene el óvalo que se encuentra encima del nombre del candidato. 3. Para votar por una persona cuyo nombre no aparezca en esta papeleta, escriba ó marque con sello el nombre del candidato en el espacio en donde esta escrito “write-in” al final de la columna donde aparece el titulo del cargo y rellene el óvalo apropiado. 4. Cualquier marca, escrita o borrada que aparezca en la papeleta fuera del ovalo, harán que la papeleta quede anulada totalmente. 5. No sobre-vote. Solamente se puede votar por el máximo número de candidatos en cada oficina pública. El máximo número de candidatos por los cuales puede votar esta anotado debajo del título de la oficina pública. Si marca más del número de candidatos requeridos en la posición vacante, su voto será anulado en esa oficina pública solamente. 6. Si rompe, mutila, o marca la papeleta erróneamente, regrésela al inspector electoral y obtenga otra. No intente corregir errores en la papeleta haciendo borraduras o tachando. Borrar o tachar puede invalidar toda o parte de su papeleta. Antes de emitir su papeleta, si comete un error al completarla o desea cambiar su selección, usted puede obtener y completar una nueva. Usted tiene el derecho de reemplazar su papeleta una vez haya regresado la papeleta original. 7. Después de completar su papeleta, insértela en el escáner para emitir su voto y espere el anuncio que diga que su voto ha sido escaneado. Si ese anuncio no aparece favor de buscar ayuda de su inspector electoral.

Paul RYAN

Electors for Vice President 1D Working Families

Barack OBAMA Electors for President

Joe BIDEN

Electors for Vice President

Independence

E 1F Green

Green

Jill STEIN

F Socialism and LIB

G Libertarian

Electors for President

Cheri HONKALA

Electors for Vice President 1G Socialism and LIB

Constitution

6A

Democratic

Democratic

5B

6B

Richard AMBRO

Electors for President

James P. GRAY

Electors for Vice President 1I Constitution Electors for President

Jim CLYMER

Electors for Vice President

8A

9A

10A

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

7B

8B

9B

Sondra L. PARDES

Hope S. Helene F. ZIMMERMAN GUGERTY

Republican

Republican

Republican

Republican

Republican

3C

4C

5C

6C

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

2D

3D

4D

Working Families

Working Families

2E

Independence

2C

Wendy LONG

12C

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

5D

6D

7D

8D

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

3E

4E

5E

6E

Independence

Independence

Independence

Independence

John J. Kirsten E. GILLIBRAND LEO 2F

Leonard B. AUSTIN

Richard AMBRO

Richard AMBRO

Green

Colia CLARK

2H

Leonard STEINMAN

Leonard STEINMAN

Democratic

11C

Conservative

Leonard B. AUSTIN

Democratic

Republican Tax Revolt

Conservative

John J. Kirsten E. GILLIBRAND LEO

Democratic

12B

10C

Martin J. MASSELL

Fran RICIGLIANO

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

17B

18B

18B

18B

Gregory W. MEEKS

16B

16B

Republican Tax Revolt

Republican

Republican

13C

14C

15C

Howard Y. TAYLOR

Thomas H. FEFFER

Republican

16C

17C

18C

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

15D

16D

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

10E

11E

12E

13E

14E

15E

16E

17E

Independence

Independence

Independence

Independence

Teresa CORRIGAN Independence

Teresa CORRIGAN

Robert H. SPERGEL Independence

Anthony W. PARADISO

Susan T. KLUEWER

Andrew M. ENGEL

Howard Y. TAYLOR

Independence

Independence

12F

13F

14F

15F

Green

Green

Susan T. KLUEWER

C. William GAYLOR Green

Andrea C. PHOENIX

Robert E. PIPIA Green

Andrew M. ENGEL

Howard Y. TAYLOR

David J. SUSSMAN

Michaelle C. SOLAGES

Republican

Republican

18C

18C

Conservative

Conservative

18D

18D

Sean WRIGHT

Brian F. CURRAN

Sean WRIGHT

David J. SUSSMAN

Brian F. CURRAN

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

18E

18E

18E

Independence

Independence

Independence

16G

17G

18G

18G

Tax Revolt

Tax Revolt

Tax Revolt

Dean G. SKELOS

Frank J. SCATURRO

Valerie J. Carolyn ALEXANDER McCARTHY

Independence

Anthony W. PARADISO

Robert H. SPERGEL

Andrea C. PHOENIX

Robert E. PIPIA

Independence

Fran RICIGLIANO 11F

C. William GAYLOR

Jeffrey S. Harvey WEISENBERG FRIEDMAN

Republican

Allan W. Dean G. Francis X. BECKER, Jr. JENNINGS, Jr. SKELOS

14D

9E

Helene F. GUGERTY

Democratic

13D

8E

Green

Democratic

12D

7E

9F

18A

11D

Working Families

David P. SULLIVAN

18A

Conservative

Working Families

Peter B. SKELOS

18A

15B

Robert E. PIPIA

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

17A

Republican Tax Revolt

C. William GAYLOR

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

16A

Republican Tax Revolt

14B

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

16A

Valerie J. Carolyn ALEXANDER McCARTHY

13B

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

Miembro de la Miembro de la Miembro de la Asamblea Asamblea Asamblea Distrito 22 Distrito 21 Distrito 20

15A

Andrew M. ENGEL

Andrea C. PHOENIX

Senador Estatal Distrito 9

Conservative

10D

Sondra L. PARDES

5th District

Representante en Congreso Distrito 5 (Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

Conservative

9D

Hope S. Helene F. ZIMMERMAN GUGERTY

Anthony W. PARADISO

4th District

Representante en Congreso Distrito 4 (Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

State Member of Member of Member of Assembly Assembly Senator Assembly 9th District 20th District 21st District 22nd District

Conservative

Fran RICIGLIANO

David P. SULLIVAN

Susan T. KLUEWER

RepresentativeRepresentative in Congress in Congress

Conservative

Martin J. MASSELL

Sondra L. PARDES

Peter B. SKELOS

Democratic

Republican Tax Revolt

9C

Christopher G. Gary J. Rudolph H. CARTIER, Jr. QUINN WEBER

14A

11B

8C

Joy M. James M. CATTERSON WATSON

13A

Republican Tax Revolt

7C

Rudolph H. Christopher G. Gary J. CARTIER, Jr. QUINN WEBER

12A

Republican Tax Revolt

David P. SULLIVAN

James M. Joy M. CATTERSON WATSON

(Vote For Any Three) (Vote Por Cualquier Tres)

11A

Robert H. SPERGEL

10B

Juez de la Corte Distrito 2

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

Teresa CORRIGAN

Peter B. SKELOS

Wendy LONG

Electors for President

Electors for Vice President 1H Libertarian

Leonard STEINMAN

7A

District Court Judge 2nd District

1st District Juez de la Corte Distrito 1

(Vote For Any Three) (Vote Por Cualquier Tres)

Republican

Republican

Yari OSORIO

Virgil GOODE

I

Leonard B. AUSTIN

5A

Peta LINDSAY

Gary JOHNSON

H

INSTRUCCIONES

Electors for President

County Court Judge

(Vote For Any Six) (Vote por Cualquier Seis)

2A

District Court Judge

Juez de la Corte del Condado

Juez de la Corte Suprema

1A Democratic

Mitt ROMNEY

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Justice of the Supreme Court

Senador de los ElectoresPresidencialesPara Estados Unidos PresidenteyVicePresidente (Vote For One)

Republican

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Dean G. SKELOS

Carolyn McCARTHY

18D

Jeffrey S. Harvey WEISENBERG FRIEDMAN

Brian F. Harvey WEISENBERG CURRAN

Michaelle C. SOLAGES Independence

Sean WRIGHT

Green

Valerie J. ALEXANDER

Francis X. BECKER, Jr.

16H

Dean G. SKELOS

David J. SUSSMAN

Tax Revolt

Brian F. CURRAN

Libertarian

Libertarian

Catherine WARK

Chris EDES

2I

Common Sense

John MANGELLI

WRITE-IN

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SAMPLE ELECTION BALLOT OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR GENERAL ELECTION

Presidential Electors for President and Vice President

United States Senator

(Vote ONCE) (Vote Una Vez)

(Vote Por Uno)

Democratic

3A

4A

Electors for President

Kirsten E. John J. GILLIBRAND LEO

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

2B

3B

4B

Barack OBAMA

A

Joe BIDEN

Electors for Vice President 1B Republican

B Conservative

Electors for President

Paul RYAN

Electors for Vice President 1C Conservative

Mitt ROMNEY

Commissioners Of Elections

C Working Families

D INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mark only with a writing instrument provided by the board of elections. 2. To vote for a candidate whose name is printed on this ballot fill in the oval above or next to the name of the candidate. 3. To vote for a person whose name is not printed on this ballot write or stamp his or her name in the space labeled “write-in” that appears at the bottom of the column, for such office and fill in the oval corresponding with the write-in space in which you have written in a name. 4. To vote yes or no on a proposal, if any, that appears on the back of this ballot, fill in the oval that corresponds to your vote. 5. Any other mark or writing, or any erasure made on this ballot outside the voting squares or blank spaces provided for voting will void this entire ballot. 6. Do not overvote. If you select a greater number of candidates than there are vacancies to be filled, your ballot will be void for that public office, party position or proposal. 7. If you tear, or deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, return it and obtain another. Do not attempt to correct mistakes on the ballot by making erasures or cross outs. Erasures or cross outs may invalidate all or part of your ballot. Prior to submitting your ballot, if you make a mistake in completing the ballot or wish to change your ballot choices, you may obtain and complete a new ballot. You have a right to a replacement ballot upon return of the original ballot. 8. After completing your ballot, insert it into the ballot scanner and wait for the notice that your ballot has been successfully scanned. If no such notice appears, seek the assistance of an election inspector.

1. Anote solamente con el instrumento para escribir proveído por la Junta Electoral. 2. Para votar por un candidato, cuyo nombre aparece imprimido en esta papeleta, rellene el óvalo que se encuentra encima del nombre del candidato. 3. Para votar por una persona cuyo nombre no aparezca en esta papeleta, escriba ó marque con sello el nombre del candidato en el espacio en donde esta escrito “write-in” al final de la columna donde aparece el titulo del cargo y rellene el óvalo apropiado. 4. Cualquier marca, escrita o borrada que aparezca en la papeleta fuera del ovalo, harán que la papeleta quede anulada totalmente. 5. No sobre-vote. Solamente se puede votar por el máximo número de candidatos en cada oficina pública. El máximo número de candidatos por los cuales puede votar esta anotado debajo del título de la oficina pública. Si marca más del número de candidatos requeridos en la posición vacante, su voto será anulado en esa oficina pública solamente. 6. Si rompe, mutila, o marca la papeleta erróneamente, regrésela al inspector electoral y obtenga otra. No intente corregir errores en la papeleta haciendo borraduras o tachando. Borrar o tachar puede invalidar toda o parte de su papeleta. Antes de emitir su papeleta, si comete un error al completarla o desea cambiar su selección, usted puede obtener y completar una nueva. Usted tiene el derecho de reemplazar su papeleta una vez haya regresado la papeleta original. 7. Después de completar su papeleta, insértela en el escáner para emitir su voto y espere el anuncio que diga que su voto ha sido escaneado. Si ese anuncio no aparece favor de buscar ayuda de su inspector electoral.

Paul RYAN

Electors for Vice President 1D Working Families

Barack OBAMA Electors for President

Joe BIDEN

Electors for Vice President

Independence

E 1F Green

Green

Jill STEIN

F Socialism and LIB

G Libertarian

Electors for President

Cheri HONKALA

Electors for Vice President 1G Socialism and LIB

Constitution

6A

Democratic

Democratic

5B

6B

Richard AMBRO

Electors for President

James P. GRAY

Electors for Vice President 1I Constitution Electors for President

Jim CLYMER

Electors for Vice President

8A

9A

10A

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

7B

8B

9B

Sondra L. PARDES

Hope S. Helene F. ZIMMERMAN GUGERTY

Republican

Republican

Republican

Republican

Republican

3C

4C

5C

6C

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

2D

3D

4D

Working Families

Working Families

2E

Independence

2C

Wendy LONG

12C

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

5D

6D

7D

8D

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

3E

4E

5E

6E

Independence

Independence

Independence

Independence

John J. Kirsten E. GILLIBRAND LEO 2F

Leonard B. AUSTIN

Richard AMBRO

Richard AMBRO

Green

Colia CLARK

2H

Leonard STEINMAN

Leonard STEINMAN

Democratic

11C

Conservative

Leonard B. AUSTIN

Democratic

Republican Tax Revolt

Conservative

John J. Kirsten E. GILLIBRAND LEO

Democratic

12B

10C

Martin J. MASSELL

Fran RICIGLIANO

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

Democratic

17B

18B

18B

18B

Gregory W. MEEKS

16B

16B

Republican Tax Revolt

Republican

Republican

13C

14C

15C

Howard Y. TAYLOR

Thomas H. FEFFER

Republican

16C

17C

18C

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

15D

16D

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

10E

11E

12E

13E

14E

15E

16E

17E

Independence

Independence

Independence

Independence

Teresa CORRIGAN Independence

Teresa CORRIGAN

Robert H. SPERGEL Independence

Anthony W. PARADISO

Susan T. KLUEWER

Andrew M. ENGEL

Howard Y. TAYLOR

Independence

Independence

12F

13F

14F

15F

Green

Green

Susan T. KLUEWER

C. William GAYLOR Green

Andrea C. PHOENIX

Robert E. PIPIA Green

Andrew M. ENGEL

Howard Y. TAYLOR

David J. SUSSMAN

Michaelle C. SOLAGES

Republican

Republican

18C

18C

Conservative

Conservative

18D

18D

Sean WRIGHT

Brian F. CURRAN

Sean WRIGHT

David J. SUSSMAN

Brian F. CURRAN

Working Families

Working Families

Working Families

18E

18E

18E

Independence

Independence

Independence

16G

17G

18G

18G

Tax Revolt

Tax Revolt

Tax Revolt

Dean G. SKELOS

Frank J. SCATURRO

Valerie J. Carolyn ALEXANDER McCARTHY

Independence

Anthony W. PARADISO

Robert H. SPERGEL

Andrea C. PHOENIX

Robert E. PIPIA

Independence

Fran RICIGLIANO 11F

C. William GAYLOR

Jeffrey S. Harvey WEISENBERG FRIEDMAN

Republican

Allan W. Dean G. Francis X. BECKER, Jr. JENNINGS, Jr. SKELOS

14D

9E

Helene F. GUGERTY

Democratic

13D

8E

Green

Democratic

12D

7E

9F

18A

11D

Working Families

David P. SULLIVAN

18A

Conservative

Working Families

Peter B. SKELOS

18A

15B

Robert E. PIPIA

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

17A

Republican Tax Revolt

C. William GAYLOR

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

16A

Republican Tax Revolt

14B

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

16A

Valerie J. Carolyn ALEXANDER McCARTHY

13B

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

Miembro de la Miembro de la Miembro de la Asamblea Asamblea Asamblea Distrito 22 Distrito 21 Distrito 20

15A

Andrew M. ENGEL

Andrea C. PHOENIX

Senador Estatal Distrito 9

Conservative

10D

Sondra L. PARDES

5th District

Representante en Congreso Distrito 5 (Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

Conservative

9D

Hope S. Helene F. ZIMMERMAN GUGERTY

Anthony W. PARADISO

4th District

Representante en Congreso Distrito 4 (Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

State Member of Member of Member of Assembly Assembly Senator Assembly 9th District 20th District 21st District 22nd District

Conservative

Fran RICIGLIANO

David P. SULLIVAN

Susan T. KLUEWER

RepresentativeRepresentative in Congress in Congress

Conservative

Martin J. MASSELL

Sondra L. PARDES

Peter B. SKELOS

Democratic

Republican Tax Revolt

9C

Christopher G. Gary J. Rudolph H. CARTIER, Jr. QUINN WEBER

14A

11B

8C

Joy M. James M. CATTERSON WATSON

13A

Republican Tax Revolt

7C

Rudolph H. Christopher G. Gary J. CARTIER, Jr. QUINN WEBER

12A

Republican Tax Revolt

David P. SULLIVAN

James M. Joy M. CATTERSON WATSON

(Vote For Any Three) (Vote Por Cualquier Tres)

11A

Robert H. SPERGEL

10B

Juez de la Corte Distrito 2

(Vote For One) (Vote Por Uno)

Teresa CORRIGAN

Peter B. SKELOS

Wendy LONG

Electors for President

Electors for Vice President 1H Libertarian

Leonard STEINMAN

7A

District Court Judge 2nd District

1st District Juez de la Corte Distrito 1

(Vote For Any Three) (Vote Por Cualquier Tres)

Republican

Republican

Yari OSORIO

Virgil GOODE

I

Leonard B. AUSTIN

5A

Peta LINDSAY

Gary JOHNSON

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Electors for President

County Court Judge

(Vote For Any Six) (Vote por Cualquier Seis)

2A

District Court Judge

Juez de la Corte del Condado

Juez de la Corte Suprema

1A Democratic

Mitt ROMNEY

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Justice of the Supreme Court

Senador de los ElectoresPresidencialesPara Estados Unidos PresidenteyVicePresidente (Vote For One)

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Dean G. SKELOS

Carolyn McCARTHY

18D

Jeffrey S. Harvey WEISENBERG FRIEDMAN

Brian F. Harvey WEISENBERG CURRAN

Michaelle C. SOLAGES Independence

Sean WRIGHT

Green

Valerie J. ALEXANDER

Francis X. BECKER, Jr.

16H

Dean G. SKELOS

David J. SUSSMAN

Tax Revolt

Brian F. CURRAN

Libertarian

Libertarian

Catherine WARK

Chris EDES

2I

Common Sense

John MANGELLI

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21ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT Jeffrey Friedman

Brian Curran

CHALLENGER — Democrat, Working Families

INCUMBENT — Republican, Conservative, Independence Age: 44 Lives in: Lynbrook Profession: Partner, Nicolini, Paradise, Ferretti and Sabella; former mayor of Lynbrook Education: Bachelor’s degree, Wilkes University, 1990; Juris doctorate, CUNY Law School, 1994 Family: Married, three children On the issues: Curran says that he believes in small government, less spending and reducing taxes — a formula that he used when he was the mayor of Lynbrook. He believes that strong, fiscally conservative policies are what’s missing in Albany. Curran promises to stop excessive taxation and spending. He would like to create

jobs, lower taxes and improve education by creating new standards and relieve school districts from unfunded mandates. Partnering with Sen. Dean Skelos and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, he passed measures to create and retain jobs by cutting the state budget and reducing spending, capping local property tax growth at 2 percent, and providing a middle class tax cut. Creating jobs and spur-

ring economic development by creating a business friendly environment in the state has given businesses an incentive to stay in New York or come from other states, Curran said. He encourages the private sector to hire new employees with targeted tax incentives that will give employers the confidence to hire, expand and invest. He has earned the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the country’s leading small business association. He believes that tremendous strides have been made, including passing the tax cap, eliminating the MTA Payroll Tax, increasing education funding and cutting the state budget to reduce the size of government.

Age: 44 Lives in: Rockville Centre Profession: Stay-at-home dad; former partner with the law office of Friedman and Romanick Education: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, University at Albany, 1990; Juris doctorate; Capital University, 1993. Family: Married with one son On the issues: Friedman has been involved with the Long Island Progressive Coalition, the Human Rights Campaign and the Marriage Equality New York Political Action Committee. This involvement has led him to spend significant time in Albany, working with the Governor’s office and members of the legislature. This has taught him, he

said, to work with members of both parties to get things done for Long Island. Friedman said the cost of living has become unsustainable for middle-class families, and he would like to find efficiencies in schools with top-heavy administrative costs to control property taxes without having to close schools or eliminate programs. He would also like to see mandate relief. He said that the formula

for a prosperous Long Island would also include creating incentives for job growth through tax breaks, streamlining business regulations and property tax relief. He believes that the tax cap misses the point of the problems Long Islanders are facing — taxes are too high and merely slowing the rate of growth is only a Band-aid. Long Islanders need new programs to jump start the local economy, Friedman said — incentivize job creation by streamlining business regulations, and creating tax breaks for businesses that employ new workers. He said Long Islanders need relief from exorbitant property taxes. Middle-class families need more disposable income to support local businesses.

This district serves all or parts of Baldwin, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Freeport, Hewlett, Lynbrook, Malverne, Oceanside, Rockville Centre and West Hempstead.

Improving Our Economy Helping small businesses grow and create good-paying jobs with benefits by making credit available to them. Fighting to boost local businesses’ ability to find innovative ways to market their products and create jobs. Working to prepare our kids for high-tech and high-paying jobs. Keeping student loan rates down, extending the tuition tax credit for families, and making college more affordable because a strong education is the foundation of a strong economy.

Helping Long Island Families Increasing federal funding for breast cancer research and prevention programs to improve the health of our community. Keeping our community safe by passing the first meaningful legislation — in over a decade — to prevent gun violence. Reducing our national debt with a balanced approach that protects Medicare and Social Security for future generations, cuts wasteful spending and eliminates hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for millionaires and tax breaks for Big Oil.

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Sean Wright

Michaelle C. Solages

Republican, Conservative, Independence

Democrat, Working Families

Age: 27 Lives in: Elmont Profession: Supervisor of Access Services at Hofstra University Library, Paralegal and Photojournalist Education: Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University School of Education, Health, and Human Services Family: Married On the issues: Solages, whose brother Carrié serves in the Nassau County Legislature, says as a lifelong resident of the community she is in tune to the issues facing the new Assembly district. Those concerns include airplane noise from JFK Airport, development at Belmont Park, protection of small businesses and the need for more jobs. She is a believer in the

public education system and wants to ensure that school are well-funded. She says the state needs to provide mandate relief for school and would work with education interest groups to find out which mandates are most important, and which are most intrusive. She wants to avoid putting an even greater burden on the taxpayers of the district. The state needs to do more to help small business-

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22ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT es and should provide incentives to hire unemployed New Yorkers, she says. Small businesses would create jobs and reduce the tax burden on homeowners. Solages wants Belmont Park to be developed in a responsible and appropriate manner. She wants to listen first, and ensure that any plan is supported by the residents of the neighboring communities. There is an existing train station there with several platforms and large parking lots. Only a 30-minute commute to Penn Station, she wants this to become a transit hub. She also would like to expand opportunities for youth such as a creating a teen center in Valley Stream, and offer more health-related support groups.

Age: 43 Lives in: North Valley Stream Profession: Attorney for the Town of Hempstead; Deputy village prosecutor for Valley Stream Education: Bachelor’s degree, Johns Hopkins University; Juris doctorate, CUNY Queens Family: Married, daughter On the issues: Tax relief is his top priority. He supports the tax cap that was implemented this year, and said it already has worked to rein in spending. The state and federal governments should do more to provide mandate relief, he said, so school districts and municipalities can meet the cap without slashing services. At the state level, the cost of a mandate should be

discussed before a vote is taken. Lower taxes will help keep younger people on Long Island, Wright said. He wants to bring more jobs to the district, and to Nassau County. He said development of the Hub area in the center of the county is key. He also would like corporations based at JFK Airport to have offices in the 22nd Assembly District. Wright would also like to work with

Valley Stream to fill up empty storefronts on Rockaway Avenue. At Belmont Park, Wright would like to see a worldclass facility that includes shopping, dining and other amenities. He would like to see a partnership with local colleges to offer courses on horse and racing-related professions. He also supports construction of a soccer stadium there. He would like to bring more school aid to district for after-school programs, and wants Long Island to receive dollar-for-dollar aid from Albany. As an Independent, Wright says he would be able to work with legislators on both side of the aisles to get things done for the district.

This district serves Elmont, North Valley Stream, North Woodmere, South Floral Park and Valley Stream, and parts of Franklin Square, Floral Park and Bellerose.

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5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Allan W. Jennings Jr.

Gregory Meeks

CHALLENGER — Republican

INCUMBENT — Democrat

Age: 59 Lives in: St. Albans, Queens Profession: Attorney. Was a prosecutor and served as a supervising judge on the state’s Workmen’s Compensation Board. A former state legislator. Education: Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and a law degree from Howard University Personal: Married, three children On the issues: Incumbent Meeks said he will serve his new Long Island constituents in the same manner he serves his current district; by assisting to resolve problems with federal programs, supporting legislation that helps his constituents and working to

ensure that his district receives its fair share of federal resources.He opposes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood zone designation for southwest Nassau County communities. Meeks views it as unfair, and said he will work to change it.Having worked on the Affordable Care (ACA) and attended the signing ceremony, Meeks strongly supports President Obama’s health care reforms, pointing

out that it extends coverage to 30 million more Americans, allows for coverage of children up to 26 and said that the Congressional Budget Office reported the ACA will help cut costs and extend the life of Medicare through 2024.Saying that he has already supported legislation that would create jobs by rebuilding schools and infrastructure nationwide, Meeks wants to facilitate job creation through incentives to businesses to bring jobs back to this area, introduce them to the existing skilled workforce and assets such as JFK Airport, Belmont Racetrack and Aqueduct and have government, businesses and communities partner on improving the transportation infrastructure.

Age: 45 Lives in: South Ozone Park, Queens Profession: Former City Council member Education: Bachelor’s degree and master’s in public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice Personal: Married, two children On the issues: A former mortgage banker, Jennings thinks home foreclosures is a major concern for Long Islanders. He said his top priority would be have what he called a onetime “Life Saving Modification” clause in all new mortgage contracts. According to Jennings, it

would work like this: If the house is a person’s primary residence for at least five years, a homeowner would be allowed to modify their mortgage to get a lower rate, if available, and/or extend the term of the mortgage with income or credit checks. Doing what is responsible and not permitting politics to cloud his policy decisions is the way Jennings said he would decide if FEMA’s flood

zone designation for southwest Nassau is the right decision. Except for the Individual Mandate, which he considers to be a tax, Jennings supports the ACA. Jennings also supports an incentive for businesses, but his would be for companies that discontinue outsourcing jobs to other countries in an effort to get these jobs back for the U.S. workforce. He would tout the area’s educated and welltrained workforce to attract businesses. A proponent of lower taxes, he would also vote to continue the current capital gains tax level and opposes any new taxes on small businesses.

Catherine Wark CHALLENGER — Libertarian

Age: 58 Lives in: Kew Gardens, Queens Profession: Mother first and foremost, small business person and dancer/choreographer second. Education: Attended private and public school in Detroit, Mich. Pursued a dance career in NYC instead of attending college. Personal: Three children On the issues: Wark believes that all three branches of government have over-stepped their constitutional limitations and a downsizing of the federal government is needed. If elected, she said she will represent the voters who put her in office and special interests groups

won’t sway her votes in the House. She thinks that the power which belongs to the citizens and states is being usurped by those in Washington, D.C. She disagrees with FEMA’s new flood zone designation for the communities in southwest Nassau and believes it is the right of the individual to chose whether or not they should purchase flood insurance. Wark said she would further investigate

the matter. Believing there is very little reform being created by the ACA, Wark said we need to do away with it and begin anew. Saying that small business is the backbone of Society, Wark thinks that a reduction in federal regulations would create a more favorable environment for those small businesses to be more successful. In addition, she says that an audit of the Federal Reserve is needed and along with a more stable financial system which she thinks would accelerate economic recovery and stimulate growth and prosperity. Wark is also calling for a balancing the federal budget and cutting government spending.

This district serves most of southeast Queens, including Far Rockaway and John F. Kennedy International Airport, along with parts of Elmont, Inwood, Valley Stream and Floral Park.

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Justice of the Supreme Court

Christopher Quinn

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Republican, Conservative

Leonard B. Austin

Democrat, Independence, Working Families On the bench: Nassau County Supreme Court Justice, 10th Judicial District, 1998-present Legal career: Counsel to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Counsel to the Agriculture and Commerce and Industry Committees, 1980-81; dedicated Matrimonial Part in Suffolk County, 1999; dedicated Matrimonial and Commercial Part in Nassau County, 2000; dedicated commercial part, 2000-present. Other: Office of Court Administration’s Matrimonial Practice and Commercial Division Curriculum Committees; member, New York State, Florida, Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York State Women’s Bar Associations; past president, Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court.

Rudolph H. Cartier

Republican, Conservative Legal career: Founding partner of Cartier, Bernstein, Auerbach & Dazzo in Patchouge; worked in Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office; Admitted to Bar, 1976 Education: Bachelor’s degree, LaSalle University; Law degree, St. John’s University. Other: Former officer of Hempsted Bank; former professor of Business Administration at Suffolk County Community College

Peter Skelos

John J. Leo

Sondra Pardes

Democrat, Independence, Working Families

Democrat, Independence, Working Families

On the Bench: New York State District Court, Nassau County, 1995-98; Associate Justice, Appellate Term of the New York State Supreme Court, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts, 2003-04; Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 10th Judicial District, 1999-present; Associate Justice, Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial Department, 2004-present. Legal Career: Associate Attorney, Fredrick J. Magovern, Manhattan, 1980-81; Sr. Deputy County Attorney, Office of the Nassau County Attorney, Mineola, 1981-86; Associate Attorney, Hayt Hayt & Landau, Great Neck, 1986; Partner, Liotti & Skelos, Garden City, 1987-94. Education: Fordham, 1980. Other: Adjunct professor, C.W. Post College, Brookville, 1995-present.

Legal career: Admitted to practice in New York and before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court of the Southern and Eastern Districts. Currently the Chief Legal Officer for the Town of Huntington. Private Law Practice includes labor-management relations, collective bargaining, arbitration, civil litigation, Civil RICO, real estate, trust and estates and election law Education: Fordham Law School, 1981 Other: Trustee, Finance Committee of the St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church; youth sports coach and coordinator for St. Hugh’s, Tri-Village and Trinity Regional Leagues; organizer for Little Cow Harbor Project Hope Run; member, St. Anthony’s High School Father’s Guild

On the bench: Nassau County District Court, 2002-present Legal career: Matrimonial and family law, 16 years; Law secretary, Justice Leonard Austin, New York State Supreme Court, 2002; Partner, Preston, Pardes & Wooley, 1999-2002; Partner, Levitan & Pardes, 1994-98. Other: Secretary, New York State District Court Judges Association, 2009-present; President, Nassau County District Court Judges Association, 2009-10; Director, Nassau County Bar Association, 2006-09; Adjunct Professor, CUNY Law School, 1996, 1998, 2001; Director, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, 19932004; President, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, 1992-93. Education: CUNY Law School, 1986

On the Bench: Family Court, 2005-11 Legal Career: Current Supervisor of Matrimonial Part in Nassau County Legal Career; Law Secretary to Supreme Court Judge Elaine Jackson Stack, 200005; Matrimonial Law Attorney, 1988-99 Education: Hofstra University, 1986 Other: Founding member of National Association of Mother Centers; Worked with parents of preschool children looking for diagnostic and remediation services; New York State Bar Association; Member of Law Guardian Advisor Committee, 10th Judicial District; Member of Nassau County Women’s Bar Association; Board of Directors of Soroptimist International of Nassau County

Richard Ambro

Gary J. Weber

James M. Catterson

Leonard Steinman

Democrat, Independence, Working Families On the bench: Suffolk County Court Judge, 2010 Legal career: Felony litigator for the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, 1985 to 2002; principal law clerk to Supreme Court Justice C. Randall Hinrichs, district administrative judge, Suffolk County, 2002- May 2010 and 2011-present. Education: Widener University School of Law, 1984

Republican, Conservative On the bench: Suffolk County Court, 1993-present; action judge, Suffolk County Surrogate Court; acting justice, Suffolk County Supreme Court Legal career: Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County, 1970-75, chief of East End Bureau, 1973-75; Private practice, 1975-1993. Admitted to Bar, 1969. Education: Bachelor’s degree, Syracuse University, 1966, juris doctor, 1968; Law degree, New York University, 1976.

Republican, Conservative On the bench: Associate Justice, New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, 2004-present; New York Supreme Court, 10th Judicial District, 1999-2004. Legal career: United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District, 1986-92; Suffolk County Attorney’s Office, 1992-98. Education: Bachelor’s degree, Colgate University, 1980; Law degree, St. John’s University, 1995. Other: Adjunct professor, Cardozo Law School, 1995, Touro Law School, 19972002.

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Republican, Conservative, Independence

Democrat, Independence, Working Families Legal career: Senior partner, international law firm of Blank Rome in Manhattan; Courtroom lawyer for 28 years; Admitted to Bar, 1985 Education: Bachelor’s degree, Boston University, 1981; Juris doctor, Albany Law School of Union University, 1984 Other: Member, Nassau Interim Finance Authority; Member, SUNY Old Westbury College Council; Lecturer, New York State Bar Association; past chairman, Nassau County Industrial Develoment Agency

Joy Watson

Republican, Conservative Legal Career: Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, 1986-2005; Principal Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice, 2005-2010; Deputy Nassau County Comptroller, 2010-present. Education: Pepperdine, 1985 Other: Adjunct professor, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, 2006-present. Received highest qualified rating from the Nassau County Bar association. President, Courthouse Kiwanis Club; Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Vice President, Irish Americans in Government; Past president, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association.

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Democrat, Independence, Working Families

On the bench: Supervising Judge, Nassau District Court, 2006-present; Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice 2007-present; Nassau County Court Judge, 2007-present; Nassau County District Court Judge, 1998-2007 Legal career: Deputy Attorney General in Charge, Criminal Division, New York State 1995-98; Deputy Attorney General in Charge, Organized Crime Task Force, 1996; Law Clerk to Nassau County Court Judge 198595 Education: Albany Law School, Union University, 1980 Other: Named “Well Qualified” by the Nassau County Bar Association; Co-Chair, Governor’s Health Care Fraud Task Force 19961998; Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, Molloy College 2006 – present; Special Professor of Law, Hofstra Law School, 2007; Past President of Nassau County District Court Judges Association; Member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

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2012 JUDICIAL CANDIDATES County Court Teresa Corrigan

Francis Ricigliano

Republican, Conservative, Independence

Democrat, Working Families, Independence

Republican, Conservative, Independence

On the bench: Supervising judge of the Nassau County Justice Courts, 2010-present; Acting justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 2003-present; Nassau County Court judge, 2003-present; Legal career: Acting Nassau County Family Court judge, 2003-06; Village justice of New Hyde Park, 1998-2002; Associate village justice of New Hyde Park, 1997-98; Principal law clerk to Hon. Donald E. Belfi, 1995-2002; Assistant district attorney, Nassau County, 1988-95 Education: Fordham University School of Law, 1988 Other: Caretaker of the New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 1993-97; Sits on the Nassau County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Alternatives to Incarceration Committee; Member, the Nassau County and New York State Magistrate’s Associations

Legal Career: Assistant District Attorney/Bureau Chief/Executive, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Major Narcotics Investigation Buruea, Corruption Buruea, Gang Bureau, Brooklyn, 1989-2006; Special Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, 1996-1997; Assistant District Attorney/ Bureau Chief, Street Narcotics, Gun and Gang Bureau, Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Nassau, 2006present. Education: New York, 1989 Other: She presented the lecture, “Not My Child” throughout Nassau County about the dangers of opiate addiction. She is also a Girl Scout leader, PTA committee chairperson and basketball coordinator for her local parish.

On the bench: District Judge, Nassau County, 2002-present Legal career: Appointed District Judge, Nassau County, 1998 and 2000; Former Presiding Judge of the District Court’s “DWI Part 7;” experience with drunk driving cases, criminal and civil litigation, landlord/tenant law disputes, small claims and arraignments Education: St. John’s University, 1988 Other: Regular lecturer for the Nassau Court System and Nassau County Bar Association on drinking and driving; Special Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law, Hofstra University School of Law and C.W. Post College; Professor of criminal law at Hofstra University’s Paralegal Program

Helene F. Gugerty

Democrat, Working Families, Green, Independence Legal career: Principal law clerk to Hon. Jeffrey S. Brown, Nassau County Supreme Court; Former practicing litigator at general litigation firm in the areas of criminal, matrimonial, personal injury, real estate, guardianship, federal civil rights, and medical malpractice law; Former staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society in Queens County Education: St. John’s University, 1988 Other: Former president and current trustee of the Bayville Free Library; Member of the Nassau County Bar Association; Member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association; Member of the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County

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Republican, Conservative, Independence

Legal career: Town of Hempstead, executive assistant to the Supervisor 2011-present; Town of Hempstead Attorney’s Office, deputy town attorney, 2000-11; Town of Hempstead, Counsel to Town Board, 1994-99; Town of Hempstead Attorney’s Office, Law assistant, 199294; Constitutional Law Clinic, Hofstra University School of Law, 1991-92; Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, 1990-91; Town of Hempstead Attorney’s Office, 199091; South Shore Services for the Handicapped, 1988-89. Other: Board of Directors, Yours, Ours and Mine Community Center in Levittown, 2003-07; State Rehabilitation Council, Member of the Advisory Board, serving the State Education Department on Vocational Rehabilitation of Individuals with Disabilities, 1998-2001; Hofstra Law School Alumni Association; Pro-bono cases representing individuals at the Social Security Administration; Hempstead Town Hall Kiwanis Club, Second Vice President, 1992–2000 Education: Hofstra University School of Law, 1992

C. William Gaylor

Republican, Conservative, Independence On the bench: Lynbrook Associate Village Justice, 2009-present. Legal career: Attorney, Law Offices of C. William Gaylor, III, P.C., Lynbrook, 2011-present. Education: Hofstra, 2006. Other: Retired lieutenant colonel from the United States Army, 1981-2004. Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3350, the Military Officers Association and the Hofstra University Veterans Alumni Association. He is also a member of the State and County Bar Associations, as well as the State and County Magistrates Association.

Andrew M. Engel

Democrat, Working Families, Green, Independence On the bench: Judge of District Court Nassau County, 2007-present Legal career: Partner, Mahler, Harris & Engel, P.C. a general practice law firm, 1974-2004; Principal Law Secretary to Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack, Supreme Court Nassau County, 200506 Education: Brooklyn Law School, 1979 Other: Co-chair of We Care, Nassau County Bar Association Charity; member, Board of Directors Nassau County Bar Association; Dean, Nassau Academy of Law, 201011; president, Nassau County District Court Judges Association 2011-12; Found “Highly Qualified” by New York State Independent Judicial Elections Qualifications Commission and Bar Association

Martin J. Massell

Republican, Conservative, Independence On the bench: Judge, Nassau County District Court, 10 years Legal career: Private practice for more than 20 years before becoming a judge Education: Delaware Law School, 1977

Robert H. Spergel

Democrat, Working Families, Green, Independence On the bench: Nassau County District Court, DWI Trials Legal career: New York City Police 1981-93. Private practice for 10 years Education: CUNY, 1996 Other: Board of Trustees for the Crohns and Colits Foundation of America, Long Island Chapter; New York State Bar Association; Florida State Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar Association

Andrea Phoenix

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Robert E. Pipia

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Susan T. Kluewer

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David P. Sullivan

First District Court

Democrat, Working Families, Green, Independence

Howard Taylor

Republican, Conservative, Independence Legal career: Lawyer for 30 years. Started off in social service, Medicare law 198385, transferred to Office of County Attorney as a deputy county attorney; Deputy Bureau chief of Bureau of Tort and civil rights litigation, 1988-94; council to the county executive, 19942002; Nassau County Department of Assessment Deputy Director of Real Property Tax Services; Deputy Receiver of Taxes and Counsel for Town of Hempstead to present. Education: Hofstra University School of Law, 1982 Other: Chariman of the ciriminal justice coordinating council, police idemnification board; Phi Beta Kappa graduate; president of the Nassau lawyers association 2006-07; Nassau County Bar Association; chair of consumer affairs law committee, 1993

On the bench: Nassau County District Court Judge, and Presiding Judge of Nassau County Mental Health Court, 2007-present Legal career: Family Law practice and was on the New York State Law Guardian Panel Education: Hofstra University School of Law Other: President of the New York Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; past president of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York; the past president of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association; first African American to serve as president of both organizations

Valerie J. Alexander

Democrat, Working Families, Green, Independence On the bench: Nassau Count District Court Judge, 2000-present Legal career: Assistant District Attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office From 1993- 2000 Education: Hofstra University School of Law, 1993. Other: Rising Star Program; mentor in the Hempstead and Roosevelt and Uniondale middle schools

Democrat, Working Families, Green, Independence On the bench: Nassau County District Court, Second District, 2000-2006. Nassau County District Court, First District, 2007-present. Acting County Court Judge, 2007-present. Legal career: Private practice 1993-2000; Principal law clerk and Counsel to Hon. Stanley Harwood at Nassau County Supreme Court and at the Appellate Division, 198292; Special Professor of Law at Community Legal Assistance Corp., Hofstra Law School’s Clinical Law Office, 1975-82; Litigator, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, 1974-75 Education: Hofstra University School of Law, 1974 Other: Past President, Nassau County Bar Association; Member, Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center Advisory Board; Mentor, Barack Obama Elementary School; Founding Member, Courthouse Kiwanis.

Anthony Paradiso

Republican, Conservative, Independence On the bench: Nassau County District Court, 2006-present Legal career: Law clerk to Hon. Peter B. Skelos, Principal Appellate Division, 2nd Department, 2004-05; Principal law clerk to Hon. Peter B. Skelos, Appelate Term, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts, 2003-04; Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Peter B. Skelos, Supreme Court, Nassau County, 1999-2004; Assistant attorney general, New York State Department of Law, 1995-98; Business litigation associate, Rivkin, Radler & Kremer, 1992-95. Education: Syracuse University College of Law, 1992 Other: Member of Board of Directors, Nassau County Bar Association; Past chairman, Community Relations and Public Education Committee; Past president, Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County; Appointed by Lions International as representative to the U.N. office on Drugs and Crime; President of Board of Directors, CONFIDE, a drug counseling center serving Rockville Centre and Oceanside, 2001-Present


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Carolyn McCarthy

INCUMBENT — Democrat, Working Families, Independence Age: 68 Lives in: Mineola Political experience: Member of Congress, 4th District, 1997-present Career: Nurse, Member of Congress Education: LPN, Glen Cove Nursing School Family: Husband Dennis (deceased 1993); son Kevin; grandchildren Denis and Grace On the issues: The issues important in this election are improving the economy, creating jobs and protecting public health and safety, McCarthy says. She supported the Affordable Health Care Act, saying it has given thousands of more Long Islanders access to health care. Insurance companies are being required to spend more money on patient care, and

more people are getting preventative checkups, she said. She was critical of President Obama for not explaining his health care bill when it first passed. McCarthy supports reauthorization of the U.S. ExportImport Bank which can finance $65 million in export sales activity in the district. She also would like to pass legislation to provide more students with access to higher education, and would like more done to reduce gun violence.

She co-sponsored a bill to provide South Shore homeowners with relief from high flood insurance premiums, and called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to redraw Nassau County’s flood maps. She wants federal agencies to do more to hear local concerns. To spur job growth, McCarthy said she has brought employers and prospective employees together through job fairs. She is seeking to have the FAA build its new long-range regional tower on Long Island to save 900 jobs. The federal government could also financially support state initiatives to spur job creation. McCarthy supports a strong relationship with Israel. She has also supported tax cuts for small businesses and equal pay for women.

Fran Becker

CHALLENGER — Republican, Tax Revolt Age: 60 Lives in: Lynbrook Political experience: Nassau County Legislator, 1996-present Career: Local businessman & Certified Financial Planner Education: Attended Hofstra University and Nassau Community College Family: Wife, Clementine of almost 40 years, daughters Beth, Madeline and Diana. On the issues: Becker says that the federal government needs to focus on job creation for the middle class. He said he has a written Middle Class Jobs Plan which would combat falling incomes and rising prices, and bring prosperity back to the neighborhoods. He would seek to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act, calling it a job-killing tax and saying

that it didn’t address any of the core issues affecting health care costs. If elected, he said he would be a pro-business congressman, and wants to reduce the onerous rules and regulations on companies. He said his experience as a certified financial planner gives him unique insight into the economic problems that need to be solved. Becker said he wants the United States to start living within its means and said the federal government must

control the ballooning debt. Federal spending should be reduced by $6 trillion. He wants to reform the tax code to ensure that people pay their fair share. As a Nassau County legislator, he said he has not supported any tax increases. On Social Security, he said for future generations the program should no longer be an entitlement, but rather an insurance plan for those who need it. He said millionaires do not need to collect Social Security. Existing gun control laws should be better enforced, he says, and federal representatives should do more to fight agencies like the FEMA, which hit thousands of South Shore homeowners with high flood insurance premiums.

Frank Scaturro

CHALLENGER — Conservative

On the issues: The issues facing the United States are challenges confronted by few generations in American history,

Scaturro says. He said there are real concerns regarding taxes, the economy, jobs, health care, national security and education. He said current representatives in Washington have done little to address these problems, and in many cases have made matters worse. He would seek new rules to implement budget caps, look to curb wasteful spending and restore entitlement programs to solvency. He would seek to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform and consumer protection bill, and replace it with other legislation. The Affordable Heath

Care Act should be repealed, he said. Scaturro wants a system that returns control to doctors and patients, and gives working-age individuals more options for health coverage. He said there needs to be a greater importance on preventative care. He said there need to be fundamental changes to the tax policy, and the federal government should implement a simpler, flatter tax code with lower rates. The economy should be a bottom-up, not top-down, approach. He said the president should have more authority to cut discretionary spending, and would support a line-by-line review of all spending. Scaturro supports means testing for social security that could reduce benefits for wealthier Americans of future generations. He also wants a review of how education money is spent through the Race to the Top program.

This district serves most of the Town of Hempstead and part of the Town of North Hempstead.

Helene F. Gugerty For County Court Judge Tough – Fair – Experienced

Proudly endorsed by Law Enforcement: Nassau PBA, Detectives’Assoc., Superior Officers Correction Officers Benevolent Association Court Officers Benevolent Association Principal Law Clerk to a Supreme Court Justice Trial attorney with over 24 years experience Rated “Well Qualified” by the Nassau County Bar Association Married 21 years with two teenage children Library Trustee

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Age: 40 Lives in: New Hyde Park Political experience: Counsel for the Constitution, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 2005-09 Career: Author, attorney and public advocate. Served as Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he advised senators on judicial nominations and constitutional law issues. Served as a visiting professor at Hofstra Law School, where he taught courses on the legislative process and constitutional law. Education: Chaminade High School, 1990; Columbia University, bachelor’s degree, political science and history, 1994; University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997 Family: Unmarried

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