Gonsalves, Kraus vie for L.D. 13
Courtesy Norma Gonsalves
Lives in: East Meadow
Career: Educator in New York City school system for 25 years
Political experience: County legislator, 1998-present; presiding Officer, 2012-present
Family: Husband, John, three children and four grandchildren
Other: Project Director for Crime Watch and Civilian Patrol; Member of the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce, the Edward J. Speno Lodge #2568 Order Sons of Italy in America, and the Kiwanis Club of East Meadow;
Norma Gonsalves, a Republican from East Meadow is running for reelection to represent the 13th Legislative District against Democratic challenger Ed Kraus, a firefighter from North Bellmore.
Gonsalves, who has held the position since 1998, became the Legislature’s Presiding Officer in 2012. Kraus has been in the North Bellmore Fire Department since 2004, is a former chief of department, and current fire commissioner.
The 13th Legislative District includes East Meadow, North Bellmore, North Merrick, and parts of Seaford and Wantagh.