The New Line Party nominated Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, Trustee George Durham, Trustee Dennis Walsh and village Justice John O’Shea as the party’s choices for the March 20 village election, party President Mark Swensen has announced.
“Mayor Strauss, Trustees Durham and Walsh have truly done an outstanding job for the residents of Mineola,” Swensen said in a statement on Jan. 24.
Among the current board members’ achievements, Swensen listed improvements in parks, stating that Memorial Park is “the jewel in the village’s crown with a new amphitheater hosting outstanding summer concerts, play grounds, tennis courts and new lighting.”
Swensen added that downtown Mineola is going through growth that will continue to make the village the “most desirable place to live in Nassau County.”
“Roads are being rebuilt, new state of the art equipment has been purchased for the DPW department, services to senior citizens are outstanding, our recreation facilities and fields for MAA and PAL are the envy of every sports team that visits Mineola,” Swensen said. “All of this and much more is being accomplished through well thought out financial planning.”
Strauss is seeking his fourth term as mayor.
He is being challenged by former Trustee Larry Werther, who announced he was running in October.
Strauss said in the statement that he considers serving the residents an honor.
“Mineola has become the model village in Nassau County and identified as one of the most desirable villages to reside,” Strauss said. “I am proud to be a part of the Village Board as we plan for ourselves, our children and grand children so that this Village – our Village will be the home for our families for generations.”
Durham is also seeking his fourth term on the village board.
Durham said in the statement he is proud of the work the board has done revitalizing the parks and roads, and said he supports Strauss’ initiatives to improve the village and stay on strong fiscal ground.
Walsh said it is a pleasure to work with Strauss and Durham, and he looks forward to doing so in the future.
“This is a critical time to be on the village board as we plan for the future of Mineola and the shape it will take for years to come,” Walsh said.
O’Shea, who is seeking re-election as village justice, has been a resident of Mineola for 30 years. He has served as village justice since 1996.