LWV To Host Debate Of Dem Candidates For County Executive

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Laura Curran and George Maragos debate on Sept. 7

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Nassau County will host a candidates forum for the two people vying to run on the Democrat ticket for Nassau County Executive. Legislator Laura Curran will square off against Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in Molloy College’s Madison Theater in Rockville Centre. Each will try to prove that she or he is most qualified for the job, to represent the party, and most able to win against Republicans in the general election. With no primary contenders, Jack Martins is already the Republican candidate.

Laura Currran is currently serving her second term as a Democrat Nassau County Legislator, representing Nassau Legislative District 5. Her previous elected office was on the Baldwin School Board for 3½ years, including one year as president. In her earlier career, Laura was a reporter for the NY Daily News and NY Post and also taught journalism at SUNY Purchase. Laura earned a BA in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. She now lives in Baldwin with her husband and three daughters.

George Maragos is serving his second term as the Republican Nassau County Comptroller. His previous work was always in information technology and financial services for the private sector. He founded and was CEO of SDS Financial Technologies. His employers have included Citicorp, Chase, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He earned an MBA from Pace University and a BA in electrical engineering from McGill University. George and his wife have two grown sons and live in Great Neck.

The ultimate winner of this debate will be determined in the primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Absentee ballots can be obtained until September 11 and must be postmarked no later than Sept. 11 or returned in person to your Board of Elections by September 12, 2017. The general election will then be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

The Madison Theater can be accessed from Molloy College’s main entrance at 1000 Hempstead Avenue in Rockville Centre (11570). To learn more about the forum as well as other LWV programs, visit lwvofnassaucounty.org or email info@lwvofnassaucounty.org or call 516-431-1628.

To get personalized voter information, including ballots, polling places, and candidate bios, visit www.vote411.org.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization, which does not support or oppose any candidate running for office but sponsors these candidate forums in an effort to inform Nassau County residents about the people who may represent them in the future.

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