Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman, email@example.com Friday, 31 May 2013 00:00
Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth announced her candidacy for North Hempstead Town Supervisor late last week. Bosworth, a Democrat and a longtime Great Neck resident who represents the county’s 10th legislative district, told the Port Washington News that she is “proud” to announce her candidacy.
“I believe my record of leadership, hard work and building consensus while serving as a Nassau County legislator and Board of Education president uniquely qualify me to continue the legacy of strong, responsive and transparent government, in the tradition of Jon Kaiman and May Newburger,” she stated.
Bosworth is proud, too, of the town and all that has been accomplished. “Unlike many other municipalities during these challenging economic times, the Town of North Hempstead has maintained a balanced budget and historically high bond ratings,” she said, adding that “Our parks, services and community resources are second to none.”
Bosworth is ready to step up to lead North Hempstead. “I have spent more than two decades in elected office, working tirelessly to be responsive to the needs of residents and identify real solutions to difficult issues,” she told the Port Washington News.
During the course of the campaign, Bosworth is looking forward to “discussing with residents my vision for the future, including maintaining and building upon the town’s strong fiscal policies, maintaining the integrity of our town’s infrastructure and protecting our town’s environment and natural resources.”
Jon Kaiman, current town supervisor, has held the position for 10 years and now believes it is “time to go in a different direction.” Speaking with the Port Washington News, Kaiman, also a longtime Great Neck resident, assured residents that he is not retiring, but now seeking election as district county judge. Kaiman said that during his 10 years as supervisor, he has “changed the landscape of the town in many ways,” but now is the time “to make a change and seek other opportunities.” He said that he is “leaving the town with a great team.” As for his own future, Kaiman said that he will take time for himself and for his family, “working as a judge for a while,” and looking towards “other things ahead ... the next leg on a long journey.”
The Republican candidate challenging Judi Bosworth for town supervisor is North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio.