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Sep
17
2016

Marcellino Knocked Off ‘Tax Revolt’ Ballot Line

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran today announced that his opponent, Senator Carl Marcellino, failed in his bid to get on the Tax Revolt ballot line. Despite only needing 3,000 signatures to achieve the ballot line for this November’s election, Carl Marcellino fell short by nearly 2,000 voters. This embarrassment for Senator Marcellino is further proof that voters are rejecting his pro-tax...read more »

Sep
15
2016

Gaughran Calls For Tougher Penalties For Illegal Dumping

Proposal will Create Stiff Penalties for People or Companies whose Illegal Dumping leads to Environmental Degradation

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran unveiled a major criminal justice proposal to address the crisis of illegal dumping on Long Island, a recent example of which occurred at the West Hills County Park. Under Gaughran’s plan, individuals or businesses who...read more »

Sep
14
2016

A 25-year-old law student from Shirley won a three-way Democratic primary in the 3rd State Senate District in Suffolk Tuesday, while Long Beach City Councilman Anthony Eramo defeated former Nassau Legis. Jeffrey Toback in a Democratic primary in the 20th Assembly District in Nassau.

With all precincts counted in the Senate race, John De Vito, who was backed by the Brookhaven Democratic executive committee, had 40 percent of the vote,...read more »

Sep
9
2016

Two Republican Senate candidates running in closely watched Long Island battleground races failed to qualify for the Tax Revolt ballot line — providing new fodder for their Democratic opponents.

Republican candidate Elaine Phillips and incumbent Sen. Carl Marcellino both failed to submit the needed signatures to qualify for the ballot line, which was formed by Nassau County Republicans.

The margin of error for Republicans,...read more »

Sep
9
2016

A Democratic candidate for state Senate wants to give voters the option of recalling officials whose corruption endangers a local government’s finances.

The proposal from Jim Gaughran would create a recall mechanism for officials if a municipalities bond rating were to be deemed be “junk status” if directly linked to corrupt acts taken by elected officials.

“Holding elected office is a sacred responsibility, and the voters...read more »

Sep
9
2016

Councilwoman Mary Dudley has started her campaign for election in November. Mary was appointed by the Shelter Island Town Board to fill the term left by Ed Brown after he stepped down. In her own words, "As Councilwoman, I bring my life experiences, a strong sense of what is right, a well-balanced perspective, and my love for Shelter Island. I believe in completing the job-at-hand and doing it well."read more »

Sep
9
2016
Anna Throne-Holst and Pelosi on Shelter Island

Shelter Island Democrats and friends welcomed Anna Throne-Holst, CD #1 Candidate and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the morning of September 4th at Governor Carey's house on Shelter Island. Despite the threats of Tropical Storm Hermine, Anna's supporters were welcomed with sunshine and a pleasant breeze. A large crowd gathered to hear them speak about the importance of this East End Congressional District in this highly polarized election...read more »

Sep
8
2016

A Democratic state Senate candidate is calling for changes in ethics laws to address scandals in Oyster Bay town government.

Jim Gaughran proposed allowing recall elections for officials who engage in corrupt behavior that undermines a municipality’s finances.

“My common sense proposal would help ensure that voters are given great power in kicking corrupt officials out of office,” said Gaughran, who is challenging Sen. Carl...read more »

Sep
4
2016

Suffolk County’s August voter registration figures show that Democrats have a 9,755 edge in voter enrollment over Republicans countywide, up from 5,923 voters in January.

Both parties have experienced growth since the start of the year. Democrats are up from 298,268 voters to 307,409 party members. Republicans have climbed from 292,345 to 297,654.

However, Republican Election Commissioner Nick LaLota sees a silver lining in...read more »

Aug
29
2016

ALBANY — In the fight for control of the state Senate, Democrats have begun aggressively using Donald Trump as their bogeyman to help raise money for their candidates in crucial Long Island races.

The new fund-raising emails and digital ad campaigns seek to tie Nassau County's Republican Senate candidates to Trump, who polls show is extremely unpopular in New York.

Democratic candidates Ryan Cronin, Adam Haber, and James...read more »

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