Written by Linda Portney Goldstein, Editorial@antonnews.com Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:47
Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio announced her candidacy for North Hempstead Town Supervisor at a fund raiser Thursday, April 18 at H on the Harbor in Port Washington.
DeGiorgio, a Republican who currently represents the sixth district on the Town Council, which encompasses Port Washington and parts of Manhasset and Plandome, was surrounded by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, State Senator Jack Martins and former U.S. Senator Alphonse D’Amato.
She stressed that she wants to represent the best interests of all North Hempstead residents and believes party labels at the local level mean very little. Her campaign for councilwoman in 2011 appealed to disaffected Democrats as well as Republicans and it proved a winning strategy, carrying her to victory in a district in which 68 percent of voters are registered Democrats. DeGiorgio made reference to the fact that she was a lifelong Democrat until the 2011 campaign when she realized that in order to make a difference she needed to seek public office and the route in was the Republican ticket.
Town Democrats are holding their nominating convention in May, when they will pick a supervisor candidate.