News Roundup

Aug
31
2012
NYS Public Employees Federation

We are extremely proud to announce that we have received the endorsement of the New York State Public Employees Federation (NYS PEF).

The Public Employees Federation represents 55,000+ professional, scientific, and technical public employees in the state of New York. The union (known by its acronym, PEF) is one of the largest local white-collar unions in the United States and is New York's second-largest state-employee union. PEF also...read more ››

Aug
29
2012
Huntington, NY

Huntington Station, NY - New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic today unveiled a comprehensive Four-Point Plan for a Greener and Healthier Long Island that would protect the region's sole source aquifer by requiring proper disposal of unused pharmaceuticals by health care facilities, and ban the three most harmful pesticides while promoting organic farming.

"Long Island is unique in that we derive all of our drinking water...read more ››

Aug
28
2012

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office would split from the county health department under a new plan meant to give the office more control over its budget and staffing.

The plan would create a separate department with the power to submit its own budget to the county executive, who proposes Suffolk's annual budget. The county legislature approved the measure earlier this month, and it awaits state approval.

The move...read more ››

Aug
27
2012

The future of Long Island’s water supply will be on the agenda of a public meeting held by legislators from both counties on Wednesday.

Nassau County Legis. Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) and Suffolk County Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport) are scheduled to host a public hearing on aquifers on Long Island, and how they can be protected from overuse and intrusion from pollution and saltwater, among other topics.

The meeting is...read more ››

Aug
23
2012

Front-runners for Brookhaven supervisor
Town Dems for Beedenbender; Romaine announces for Republicans

By LINDA LEUZZI

Brookhaven’s Democratic Committee decided on Brian Beedenbender, Mark Lesko’s chief of staff, on Monday night to run for the Brookhaven supervisor position, while Legis. Ed Romaine made his own announcement as a Republican in the running for the job Monday
afternoon.

“I have a wonderful job and...read more ››

Aug
23
2012
Lesko’s chief of staff Brian Beedenbender is the Democratic Committee’s nomination for town supervisor.

The Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee has named Brian Beedenbender as its nominee to replace Supervisor Mark Lesko, who last week announced his plan to resign after he presents his 2013 budget next month. Beedenbender currently serves as Lesko's chief of staff.

The town will hold a special election in November to fill the spot Lesko will be vacating. Deputy Supervisor Kathy Walsh (R-Centereach) will be the acting supervisor until...read more ››

Aug
21
2012

Team Dujmic is excited to announce that the Long Island Federation of Labor / AFL-CIO and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) have joined the list of those endorsing Joe’s candidacy for NYS Assembly! Visit the Endorsements page to view the latest list!read more ››

Aug
21
2012
Photo credit: Kathy Kmonicek of Newsday | A file photo of Brian Beedenbender. (May 20, 2009)

The Brookhaven Democratic Executive Committee Monday night recommended Brian Beedenbender as the party's candidate to replace Town Supervisor Mark Lesko, who is stepping down next month.

The executive committee made the unanimous vote at party headquarters in Setauket after meeting over the weekend with Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer and all of the potential candidates.

"Everyone had an interest," said Marc Alessi...read more ››

Aug
20
2012
Brian Beedenbender

Hours after Republican County Legislator Ed Romaine announced that he is seeking his party's nomination to fill the Brookhaven Supervisor seat left open by Mark Lesko's resignation, Newsday reported that Democrats voted on a nominee of their own: Lesko's chief of staff and a former county legislator himself, Brian Beedenbender.

The unanimous vote reportedly took place at Brookhaven Democratic Committee headquarters in East Setauket,...read more ››

Aug
16
2012
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The Dujmic campaign received a major boost late yesterday when it received the endorsement of United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Senator Gillibrand announced: “Joe Dujmic is the right choice to fight for Long Island’s hard-working families and taxpayers. I wholeheartedly endorse him.”

Kirsten Gillibrand is the junior United States Senator from the State of New York and an attorney. Prior to serving New York State as its...read more ››