The Town of North Hempstead (TONH) incumbents were reelected to their seats in the Nov. 3 election. Voter turnout was strong, especially in ballots cast in the district attorney race. Though polls showed the candidates were neck and neck in the days leading up to Election Day, when Nov. 3 came, Democratic nominee Singas had a steady lead throughout the night, garnering close to 58 percent of the vote with Murray taking in 42 percent.
Throughout the campaign, Singas touted her experience, emphasizing that the district attorney position needed to be filled by a “prosecutor, not a politician.” Singas, who had served as the acting district attorney since January and has more than 20 years of experience under her belt, said she is committed to not letting party politics get in the way of solutions.
“I was not running as a Democrat or a Republican. I was running as a prosecutor. And that is how I intend to run this office, as a prosecutor,” Singas said in her victory speech at the Garden City Hotel. “I will work with anyone, Republican or Democrat, to find solutions to the problems facing Nassau County. I will run this office without fear or favor. I will be the independent prosecutor Nassau deserves, because that’s what the people who voted for me expect of me, and it’s what I expect of myself.”
Murray, a well-known name throughout the county and the Town of Hempstead supervisor, ran a campaign that touted her qualifications as an administrator. Though she had many big-name endorsements, including the Nassau County PBA and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, many questioned whether a career politician would be able to do the job of district attorney, which would include having to tackle corruption.
In her concession speech at Nassau Republican headquarters in Westbury, Murray thanked her supporters and said she was proud of her campaign.
“This night didn’t go my way, but I have never been prouder of a campaign that I have run,” Murray said. “I have never been prouder of the broad base of support I received. I will never regret this campaign.” Murray, who surrendered her supervisor seat for the possible DA position, will be replaced by newly elected Republican Anthony Santino come January.
Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth easily kept her seat with 67.70 percent of the vote over Anthony Bulzomi, with 32.26 percent of the vote.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve as Supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead for another two years,” said TONH Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Fiscal responsibility, open and transparent government, environmental protection, and responsiveness to our residents and businesses will remain of paramount importance to me as I prepare to begin my second term. I am looking forward to working together with our dedicated Town Council as we continue to make the Town of North Hempstead one of the best places to live, raise a family and retire.”
Incumbent TONH Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio was victorious with 51.77 percent of the vote over Emily Beys 48.21 percent of the vote.
“I want to thank the community for putting their trust in me to continue to serve for another four years as your Town of North Hempstead councilwoman,” said Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio. “I’m grateful that I’ve earned your vote of confidence. Please know that I will work very hard to continue to earn it, every day. Now I am going back to work, on everyone’s behalf.”
Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman and County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton both handily won with 65.08 percent of the vote and 64.82 percent of the vote, respectively.
199,838 total ballots were cast in Nassau County.
Nassau County District Attorney
Madeline Singas (winner): 113,110 votes; 57.93 percent of the vote
Kate Murray: 82,028 votes; 42.01 percent of the vote
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor
Judi Bosworth (winner): 20,122 votes; 67.70 percent of the vote
Anthony Bulzomi: 9,587 votes; 32.26 percent of the vote
6th District Town of North Hempstead Councilperson
Dina De Giorgio (winner): 3,378 votes; 51.77 percent of the vote
Emily Beys: 3,146 votes; 48.21 percent of the vote
Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes
Charles E. Berman (winner): 18,947 votes; 65.08 percent of the vote
Scott D. Diamond: 10,157 votes; 34.89 percent of the vote
County Legislator 11th District
Delia M. DeRiggi-Whitton (winner): 7,331 votes; 64.82 percent of the vote
Matthew J. Connolly: 3,962 votes; 35.03 percent of the vote
Results from www.nassaucountyny.gov.