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McCloy enters race for Legislature
Courtesy ilikemccloy.com
Jack McCloy recently announced his candidacy for the 5th L.D. seat. He will run as a Democrat.

Jack McCloy, a Baldwin resident, recently declared his candidacy for the 5th Legislative District seat Joe Scannell will not seek to retain in November. McCloy has announced as a Democrat, which means he will face Baldwin Board of Education Trustee Laura Curran in a primary in September. The winner of that race will campaign against Republican nominee Debbie Pugliese, who serves on the Baldwin Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.

  McCloy is a long-time local activist best known for his campaigns against Nassau County’s use of red light cameras. (McCloy feels the cameras are revenue-generating devices and says the county “should not balance the budget by entrapping responsible motorists.”) He also coordinated with the Town Of Hempstead to improve the intersection of Grand Avenue and Sunrise Highway in 2011.

On his website www.ilikemccloy.com, and in correspondence with the Herald, McCloy cited the need for lower taxes, fewer empty storefronts, local economic development and better accountability from those in charge of school finances among his reasons for seeking office.

McCloy’s email address is ILikeMcCloy@gmail.com and he says he welcomes input from Baldwin Herald readers.


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I thought it very unprofessional to be hawking literature at the Baldwin High School during the afternoon of the revote of the school budget. I really detest as I am sure do others this type of in your face politics.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Report this

All depends on the way you look at it...I did not see a man 'hawking,' but rather 'handing' out literature. Here's my experience. Like you, I first encountered Mr. McCloy at the high school budget vote. He was polite and respectful, and simply stated that he wanted to get in the race. He offered a flier with his website to check out his views on issues. Additionally, I observed him doing the same the very next morning at the LIRR station. The man is hitting the ground running; he is exercising his right to practice grassroots campaigning. I admire his commitment.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 | Report this
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