Scheinman Decides Not To Run For Congress

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Port resident Laurie Scheinman has decided not to run for Rep. Steve Israel’s (D-Huntington) seat in Congress.

Israel decided not to run again in 2017 to pursue his career as an author. Scheinman is the creator of wit & whim in Port Washington, a shop that gives 100 percent of proceeds to charity. She is also a psychologist and has been very involved in the Port Washington community for many years.

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Laurie Scheinman

Scheinman was contemplating running but announced last night that she would not run at this time. Scheinman said that she was seriously considering running, but “having to make a decision immediately, as all the experts told me I had to do, I decided this was not the right time to seek elected office.”

Scheinman continued: “With only three weeks from the time we all found out Steve Israel was unexpectedly leaving, I had to grapple with the responsibility of becoming a congresswoman.  I felt this would be a wonderful way to serve my community and country and hopefully give a voice to so many who have told me they feel unheard. However, in good conscience, I concluded I could not immediately make the arrangements necessary and structure my life to responsibly and leave my other personal and professional commitments.  It was simply too short a period of time to put all of my effort into the campaign, which is my nature, without being unfair to so many people who rely upon me. Thus, I decided this was not the right time to seek the nomination to become the Democratic nominee for N.Y.’s Third Congressional District. The support and encouragement I received during this process had been one of the highlights of my life. I will continue to do everything I can to make our community stronger, more unified and ready to face the challenges ahead.”

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