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MEET LAURA

My name is Laura Curran and I am asking you to re-elect me as Nassau County Executive.

Throughout my first term, my administration kept its promise to clean up corruption, establish real fiscal responsibility, and provide the quality public services that Nassau’s 1.3 million residents expect. As the first woman ever elected to this role, I have prioritized bringing more voices to the table - working in tandem with all of Nassau’s diverse communities to make our county stronger.

When a global pandemic swallowed our county and country, I made sure Nassau residents received the resources they needed to stay safe. For more than a year, we sacrificed at great costs to ensure our fellow community members remained as healthy as possible. As Nassau County Executive, I could not be more grateful for the strength and compassion you have demonstrated.

Throughout this crisis, my administration made sure first responders and essential workers received the personal protective equipment needed to stay safe. I worked with communities and health officials during the toughest days of the pandemic, keeping residents healthy and advocating for safe reopening when it made sense.

I stood side-by-side with Nassau families and businesses, working with you to secure the resources our communities needed. Now, I am asking for your vote so we can usher in a new chapter for Nassau.

I understand what's needed for a robust recovery in all our communities. Already, Nassau County has administered vaccines to a majority of adult residents by meeting people in their own neighborhoods and ensuring every community has access. I am running to continue as Nassau County Executive so I can complete this vital work and help families get back to normal.

Sincerely,

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LAURA'S STORY

Before her public service, Laura built a long and successful career as a reporter. She worked for the NY Daily News and the NY Post, crafting in-depth features covering education, politics and crime. She shared her love of journalism with the next generation, teaching courses at SUNY Purchase as an adjunct professor.

Laura began her political life as a Baldwin school board member. From there, she successfully ran for Nassau County legislator. In her time in the County Legislature, a Republican-majority body, Laura made a reputation as a consensus-builder; working across the aisle and transcending partisan divides. In the legislature, Laura shepherded bipartisan bills to improve Nassau’s quality of life.

Through her years of political journalism and experience in the Nassau County legislature, Laura learned how both bureaucracy and corruption mired Nassau County’s progress. In 2016, when the incumbent County Executive was charged with fraud and bribery, Laura said, “enough.

Laura ran for County Executive that year, determined to reform a system that worked well only for the well-connected. She campaigned on the promise to make Nassau taxpayer dollars actually work for Nassau taxpayers. And in 2017, she was elected to the role of County Executive to put that promise into action --- That’s exactly what she did.

Within 30 days of taking office, Laura issued an executive order barring any member of her staff from contributing to her campaign committee or holding a leadership position in a political party. The New York State Association of Counties called the order

Laura approaches government practically. She cuts through bureaucratic red tape in order to achieve real results that benefit all Nassau County families. As a mother of three, she understands kitchen table issues and has worked to make Nassau a place where families can thrive.

Laura Curran restored trust in government, reined in a county budget that had been plagued with chronic deficits, and invested in the most ambitious infrastructure program in decades. Her record of advocating for Nassau residents from day one allowed her to jump into action as Nassau faced a global crisis. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura Curran stood by Nassau residents.