O'Connell to Run for Senatorial Seat Vacated by Mike Balboni
On Jan. 5, a mild winter day, in spite of the rain, village officials, supporters, friends, neighbors and the press gathered on the lawn of the East Williston home of Nassau County Clerk Maureen O'Connell, a Republican, as she declared her candidacy for the New York State 7th Senatorial seat recently vacated by Republican Michael Balboni. Governor Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, has appointed Balboni as Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, the senior security and law enforcement official in his new administration. As of press time, a Democrat candidate for the open seat has not been announced.
Walker Named to Leadership Position
New York Assemblyman Rob Walker (R, C, I, WF - Hicksville) has been named vice chairman of the Assembly Steering Committee.
Westbury Okinawa Karate Testing
6th Kyu: Orange Belt - Matthew Libby, Jennifer Pareja, Dwayne Depusoir and Gabrielle Simpkins
Dexter Golbourne Earns Black Belt
Thirteen-year-old Dexter Golbourne, a student of Westbury Okinawan Karate, (part of the Westbury Recreation Department) recently earned his junior black belt.
From the Desk of Legislator Roger Corbin
From the Desk of Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt