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Team Murray Announces Re-Election Campaign

Republican slate declares they will freeze taxes in 2012.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and the Team Murray slate of Republican town officials recently announced their bid for re-election come November.

Team Murray consists of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray of Levittown, Councilwoman Angie Cullin of Freeport, Councilman James Darcy of Valley Stream, Councilman Ed Ambrosino of North Valley Stream, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla of Bellmore and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin of Garden City.

They state their campaign is centered around freezing taxes, while helping residents and maintaining services.

Touting "top-notch Wall Street credit ratings" and "sound fiscal policies," Murray said the town has reduced its workforce by 6 percent.

“When you consider all of the services Hempstead Town provides, we are the best value for your tax dollar,” said Cullin.

Town officials stated that they have built affordable homes, revitalized local downtowns and rebuilt local parks, in addition to placing 15,000 workers in one year.

Specifically, last year the town board passed tough legislation regarding cell tower locations in Bellmore, Merrick and Wantagh neighborhoods and secured the demolition of the blighted Courtesy Hotel in West Hempstead.

“I am proud to be part of a team that is holding the line on taxes in 2012, while offering a full complement of life-enhancing services for residents and protecting our quality of life,” said Murray.

Rolex May 27, 2011 at 06:38 PM
Kate Murray doesn't care. She is eating at Philippe Chow in the Hamptons where it's $16. per drink. Do you really think she cares? Her biggest problem of the day, lobster or surf and turf?
PitBull May 27, 2011 at 07:51 PM
And buying a $400.00 sweater a Nordstrom's after she gave herself and the rest of the town board raises at the taxpayer dime. THROW THE BUMS OUT
Bob Rabey May 30, 2011 at 07:23 AM
People are funny. Any thinking person knows that Kate Murray has to go, but for whom? As we've all seen, 110 years of the Republican machine running the Town of Hempstead has brought us all the "same ol' same" time after time. BUT the voters do not want a Democrate in charge. So, where does this leave us? Is there an independent candidate? Not last I looked. The Republican machine has a hugh voting base, and the money to back it all up, even if that money is mostly YOURS. Every county and town employee is "urged" to cast their vote to the Republican party, we've all known this for years. So, once again, where does this leave us? When we step in to that voting booth, what choices do we have? Either Republican or Democrat? Is the Democratic contender strong enough? Is there any other choice? The Republican's have shown us time after time what they are capable of. I'd like to hear YOUR points of view.
Brian May 30, 2011 at 06:28 PM
I want to express my sincerest thanks again for the Town Board whose telecomm regulations continue to cripple our cellular service. Are we getting additional coverage and capacity? Are we ready for 4G? Can we sustain 3G? Heck, I have just a feature phone, and I still cannot get reliable service! I dropped 3 consecutive calls on Friday! Have the providers figured it's just not worth the money to risk an application that will be most likely refused? Does anyone have answers? Where is that "consultant" that is supposed to be working for us? Can you hear me?
Hollingsworth May 31, 2011 at 04:08 AM
There are more registered Democrats than Republicans in the Town of Hempstead and there are a lot more voters who don't work for the town and county than do work for them. When people realize that the Democrats are the ones who have a record of keeping the line on taxes, while the Town of Hempstead Republicans raise our taxes in years that they don't run for office - then people will realize that the Republican Party is not the fiscal responsible party -- no matter how many times they try to tell us that they are. Numbers don't lie -- people do.

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