League of Women Voters to host two forums for North Hempstead town and county candidates

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Nassau County District Attorney democratic and incumbent candidate Madeline Singas, left, and her opponent republican Francis McQuade. (Left photo by Amelia Camurati, right photo courtesy of Francis McQuade)

The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset is hosting two forums next week for candidates running for county and town posts across the Town of North Hempstead. 

The first of the two forums will be held at Castle Gould at the Sands Point Preserve in Port Washington on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the candidates for Nassau County district attorney – Madeline Singas, the incumbent Democrat, and Republican Francis X. McQuade – how they will handle issues that the district attorney’s office will be facing over the next four years. 

A larger forum on Oct. 17 will be held at the Universal Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset at 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the congregation’s women’s group. 

That forum will kick off with North Hempstead Tax Receiver Charles Berman, a Democrat, and opponent Republican Ron Rochester discussing the tax receiver position and fielding questions from the audience. 

Then featured speakers for Nassau County elected positions will speak, including Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) and Democrat Mal Nathan, who are running for legislator in the 9th District; Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) and Republican Helene Sherman, who are seeking election in District 10; and Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) and her Republican opponent, James M. Greenberg, who are vying for District 11. 

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, a Democrat, and her Republican opponent, David Redmond, will  speak after the county legislators. 

North Hempstead Councilman Peter Zuckerman, a Democrat, will speak and field questions alongside 2nd District Republican opponent Ragini Srivastava to lead the town council speakers. They will be followed by Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey, a Democrat, and Republican David Yaudoon Chang, who are seeking election in District 4. The forum will conclude with Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, a Republican, speaking side-by-side with her Democrat opponent in the 6th District, Mariann Dalimonte. 

Both forums are free of charge and are expected to begin promptly at their scheduled times. Light refreshments will be available.

Election Day for all seats to be discussed at the forum is Nov. 5.

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