The race for Town of Hempstead supervisor pits two 51-year-olds — one a longtime politico and attorney, the other a former electrical engineer turned computer programmer — against each other in a race that centers on two key issues — the town budget and the environment.
Dennis Dunne, Sr., a Republican who has represented the 15th Legislative District for more than 18 years, is running for reelection against Democratic challenger Jonathan Clarke, an attorney from Levittown.
Recent redistricting shifted Salisbury from the 13th Legislative District to the 15th. Also included in L.D. 15 is Levittown and Island Trees.
In a race for the Town of Hempstead’s 6th Councilmatic District, which incorporates East Meadow, Levittown, Plainedge, Salisbury and portions of Bethpage, North Bellmore, North Merrick, Seaford and Wantagh, Republican incumbent of 13 years Gary Hudes faces challenger Diane Madden.
Hudes, of Levittown, has been the president of Gennaro Jewelers, Inc. in Bellmore for 32 years, and Madden, of East Meadow, is an animal rights activist and a co-founder of Hope for Hempstead Shelter.
Baldwin Chamber of Commerce board member Debbie Pugliese and Board of Education Trustee Laura Curran — two people known for their involvement in the community — are vying for Nassau County’s 5th Legislative District seat, which Joe Scannell will not seek to reclaim after 14 years.