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Meet Laura Curran


Laura Curran was sworn in as the Nassau County Executive in January of 2018. As County Executive, Laura wants to "root out the corruption that has plagued our County and give Nassau the fresh start it so desperately needs." Laura ran on a pledge to fix the mess in Nassau County by finally ending the decades of nepotism, patronage, and mismanagement that have wasted taxpayer dollars.

Laura was previously a Legislator from the 5th District, representing the communities of South Hempstead, Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick, Oceanside, and Rockville Centre. Her service on the Public Safety; Finance; Minority Affairs; Public Works; Planning, Development & the Environment; and Towns, Villages & Cities committees gave her the opportunity to ensure the communities she represents were more safe, healthy, and resilient.


Throughout her career in government, Laura has lived by a simple tenet: respect taxpayer dollars and make government work for those it serves.

That's why as a Legislator, Laura worked with members of her caucus and those across the aisle to get things done for her community. She spearheaded bipartisan efforts to help veteran-owned businesses do work with the County, waive rebuilding fees for Sandy victims, create a Land Bank to rid our communities of blighted 'zombie homes,’ and restore funding to our bus system. However, Laura has never shied away from her core progressive principles and has refused to budge when her values are at stake.


Laura began her career as a reporter at the NY Daily News and the NY Post, covering education, politics, and crime, and was often among the first reporters at breaking news scenes. She specialized in in-depth features, often writing about Long Island. She was an adjunct professor of journalism at SUNY Purchase.

Laura served as a Trustee on the Baldwin Board of Education from 2011-2014, serving as President in her final year. She worked hard, under serious budget constraints, to ensure that every student had access to a well-rounded education. She is a member of the Baldwin and Freeport Chambers of Commerce and the Baldwin Civic Association. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Baldwin with her husband and their three daughters.