Port Washington goes to the polls

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Three races for seats on the North Hempstead Town Board and Nassau County Legislature in Tuesday’s elections will decide the Port Washington area’s representatives for the next two to three years.

Two other races will decide Nassau County’s district attorney and receiver of taxes for the next four years.

Two-term Republican incumbent Dina Di Giorgio of Port Washington is running for Town Board against Mariann Dalimonte, a Democrat who is Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District executive director.

They are running to represent the areas of Flower Hill, Munsey Park, Plandome, Plandome Heights, Plandome Manor, Manorhaven, Port Washington North, Sands Point and Baxter Estates.

Dalimonte has accused her opponent of lacking transparency in dealings concerning Port’s waterfront district. Di Giorgio responded by touting her creation of a steering committee for the area and her Portal 2 Port website, which is meant to keep constituents updated.

In the race for Town of North Hempstead supervisor, incumbent Democrat Judi Bosworth is being challenged by Republican David Redmond, a Mineola resident.

Bosworth, who has been the town’s supervisor since first being elected in 2013, has touted her experience and public service record.

Redmond, vocal on the need for a change of management style in the town, is running for supervisor after losing in the town clerk race to Wayne Wink in 2017.

In the Nassau County Legislature, incumbent Democrat Delia DeRiggi-Whitton of Glen Cove, Republican candidate James Greenberg of Glen Cove and Libertarian candidate Blay Tarnoff of Port Washington will face off for the 11th District, incorporating Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Port Washington, Sands Point, Glen Head, Glenwood, Sea Cliff and Glen Cove.

In the race for Nassau County district attorney, Madeline Singas, the Democratic incumbent, is opposed by Republican candidate and Long Beach resident Francis McQuade. 

Singas, a Manhasset resident, was elected to the district attorney position in 2015 and has a 28-year tenure as a prosecutor. She has focused efforts on combating drug and gun trafficking, violent gangs and sexual assaults over the past four years.

McQuade, a former police officer and priest, has said that some of the prominent issues of the election are criminal reform, gang violence and the prosecution of drug manufacturers over the growing opioid crisis.

The race for Town of North Hempstead receiver of taxes features incumbent Democrat Charles Berman taking on Republican Ron Rochester.

Berman, a resident of Roslyn Heights for over 20 years, was first elected as the town’s receiver of taxes in 2010. He has made it clear that he will not be running for “any other office now or in the future.” Berman said he wishes to use the “best people possible” in the tax office, political parties aside. 

Rochester, of Port Washington, said that if elected he would strive to make improvements in the town’s “antiquated” electronic bill payment website. He offers 25 years of law enforcement experience, along with work in forensic accounting. 

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rob Pelaez contributed reporting.

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