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Malverne Mayor Patricia Norris-McDonald Debating Congressional Run

Norris-McDonald said she's extremely flattered to be considered for the seat, which will be vacated by the retiring Carolyn McCarthy.

Patricia Norris-McDonald, the Mayor of Malverne and the wife of disabled police officer Steven McDonald, interviewed Thursday with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to potentially replace the retiring Carolyn McCarthy.

According to NewsdayNorris-McDonald, who's serving her second mayoral term, was contacted by Democratic officials to see if she was interested.

"I am extremely flattered to be considered for the seat," Norris-McDonald, 51, said.

From Newsday: 

Democrats who have expressed interest in the seat are Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice; the county legislature's minority leader, Kevan Abrahams; Legis. Dave Denenberg; Laura Gillen, who ran for Nassau County clerk last year; and Freeport trustee Carmen Piñeyro, Jacobs said. Potential Republican candidates include Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, and Nassau Legis. Francis X. Becker Jr. Attorney Frank Scaturro has declared his candidacy.


The 70-year old McCarthy had recently been undergoing treatment for lung cancer and cited ongoing health issues as one of the driving factors for her decision.

“I have decided not to seek re-election to the United States Congress in 2014,” McCarthy said in a statement. “I am forever grateful to my constituents for giving me the privilege of representing them in Congress for the past 18 years.  As I plan for the next chapter of my life, I look forward to resuming my role as a citizen activist for the causes and principles that are so close to my heart.”

What do you think of Norris-McDonald as a candidate? Tell us in the comments section below.

the big kahuna January 17, 2014 at 03:05 PM
tony santino!!!!!!!!!!
the big kahuna January 17, 2014 at 03:06 PM
we don't need a sympathy vote we need a new leader in Washington!!!!!
Jack January 17, 2014 at 03:15 PM
She would make a lousy congresswoman- another hack tax and spend liberal democrat. Look around the areas in Valley Stream, Elmont, Lakeview, Lynbrook, Inwood, Freeport etc- these areas are in the crapper because of liberal democrat policies. We don't need more of this.
Ivan Ivanovich January 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM
We need leaders not followers
Mocha22 January 18, 2014 at 10:39 AM
She is over her head to malverne politics, what makes her think she can do any better in Washington? Oh yea, Carolyn McCarthy.
Bill Breuer January 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM
If the Mayor gets the Democratic nomination, she will win. My problem is the question of who will be our next mayor. Please say it ain't Joe.
Ivan Ivanovich January 18, 2014 at 01:45 PM
Malverne Mel for mayor!
PD January 18, 2014 at 04:35 PM
This is RIDICULOUS. We don't need "more of the same"! I'm sorry, but just because your husband was injured gives you no right to maneuver your way into public office or to curry favors and be ANOTHER gun control nutjob.

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