Jon Kaiman most recently served under Governor Cuomo as Long Island’s Storm Recovery “Czar” and as the Chairman of the Nassau County Interim Finance Authority overseeing Nassau County’s efforts at financial recovery.
From 2004 through 2013, Jon Kaiman served ten years as North Hempstead Town Supervisor, the chief executive of the fifth largest town (by population) in the United States.
Under his leadership, the Town of North Hempstead (which includes communities such as Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset, Roslyn, New Hyde Park, Albertson, Old Westbury, Westbury, Carle Place, Herricks, Garden City Park and Mineola) won recognition and numerous awards for his administration’s financial stewardship, municipal management, performance measurement, environmental protection, senior citizen care, and community programming. In fact, under Jon’s leadership the Town was recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America and one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live for Seniors by CNN Money Magazine.
While serving as Town Supervisor, Jon Kaiman also served as a Board member of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, Chairman of the North Hempstead Business and Tourism Corporation and chairman or director of numerous municipal district boards.
Prior to being elected Town Supervisor, Jon was appointed and then subsequently elected as Nassau County District Court Judge where her served until he stepped down to run for Town Supervisor.
Before becoming a judge, Jon served as advisor to Supervisor May Newburger and also as Public Safety Commissioner for the Town of North Hempstead overseeing Emergency Management, Code Enforcement, Town Security, Animal Control and Marine Patrol.
Prior to his pubic service, Jon was a practicing attorney in the private sector. He is married with three children ages 20, 16 and 10 and lives with his family in Great Neck.