George T. Jung
Political newcomer George T. Jung is seeking election to the 15th Assembly District on the Right to Life Party line. A resident of Hicksville for 27 years, Jung is running against Democrat and Liberal Party candidate Jim Buonagura, also of Hicksville, and incumbent Donna Ferrara, of Westbury, who is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independent and Working Families lines.
Jung, who was asked to run by the Nassau Right to Life Party, said his goal is to defend life. "As a candidate, I'm concerned about other issues such as homeland and community security, health care, child safety, jobs, affordable housing, taxes, the environment, etc., and I will fight for these as well," he said. "But what higher cause can we be called upon to fight for in life than to protect the innocent, helpless pre-born little babies, the sick and the elderly? That's why I am running on the Right to Life ticket ... to defend life. It's the right thing to do."
An advocate for the unborn, Jung said his goal is to educate people on the ramifications of an abortion. "Abortions destroy more than one life," he said. "It also destroys the mother's life, the father's life, a sister's life, a brother's life, the grandparents' lives, the lives of aunts, uncles, friends and on and on. It is truly a tragedy affecting hundreds of millions of people right here in America."
Jung is active in various social, religious and environmental causes. In addition to being a member of the Parish Council at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Brookville, Jung has served as a seventh-grade religious education assistant teacher, Sunday usher, Lenten lector and Eucharistic minister. He is a former volunteer of the Friends of the Bay, Okeanos Ocean Research and Rescue and Momma's House.
Jung was a Saturday volunteer at The Life Center of Long Island in Deer Park and participated in two March for Life events in Washington, DC. He is also a volunteer presenter in Nassau County Prison Job Ready Workshops sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Jung, who graduated from Long Island University, has over 25 years of executive level experience managing budgets, issues, policies and people. He is experienced in human resources and currently works as a vice president for Citibank, responsible for the company's Long Island, Brooklyn and Staten Island branches and operation centers and National Credit Card Business. At a group and corporate level, Jung is in charge of employee relations and counseling, compensation and benefits, staffing and executive recruitment, relocation services, training and management development, organization planning and design and human resource information systems.
Prior to taking a vice president position at Citibank, Jung worked as a manager of corporate salary administration at National Bank of North America and as an employee relations officer for Chase Manhattan Bank. Jung, who currently owns Roth Young Long Island, an executive search firm, also managed the Nassau County Five O'clock Club, a national job search strategy group and was on the staff of Right Management Consultants, Inc., an international executive outplacement consulting firm.
Jung has been married for 34 years. He has two sons and three grandchildren.