The Nassau County Democratic Committee nominated candidates for the 2011 races Tuesday night at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City. Among those mentioned were the Town of Hempstead Democratic Committee's candidate slate.
Gary Port of West Hempstead is the Democratic candidate for Hempstead Town supervisor.
“Supervisor Murray lacks a clear and coherent vision of what the Town of Hempstead should look like," said Port. "During this campaign I will bring my vision and ideas to the people, such as creating both a town wide economic plan and local community plan while preserving the nature and character of our communities."
Wilton Robinson, Jr. of Roosevelt is seeking the Hempstead Town receiver of taxes post.
“The Town of Hempstead needs fiscal leadership now. One-hundred-and-ten years of Republican government, permeated with cronyism, nepotism, over-sized government bureaucracy and downright arrogance has to go,” said Wilton.
Steve Anchin, of Hewlett is running for Hempstead Town clerk.
"It is time to introduce good government to the Town of Hempstead and end machine politics," said Anchin. "As Town clerk I will apply my extensive experience as a businessman to create a system that includes 21st century technologies which will be cost-effective, and senior citizen friendly."
Claudia Borecky of North Merrick is the Democratic candidate for the Fifth Councilmatic District.
"As a civic leader, I am privileged to be able to serve my community and have dedicated myself to making the town a better place," said Borecky. "We the people need a voice on the town board that will challenge the status quo and fight for the needs of our south shore communities."
Owen M. Rumelt of West Hempstead is the Democratic candidate for the Third Councilmanic District.
“We need elected officials who are responsive to the communities that they represent, rather than a rubber stamp for the “more of the same.” Over a century of one-party rule has given rise to complacency and a bloated bureaucracy in lieu of efficient government. It is time for a change.”