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Michael Ganci/Herald
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, of Merrick, announced his candidacy for the State Senate’s 8th District seat at a press conference on Thursday afternoon at Seaford’s American Legion Post 1132.

Specifically, Denenberg blamed the state for giving “unfunded mandates,” including testing requirements, to Long Island school districts and cutting their school aid as causes of the region’s high property taxes. He said he would fight for greater resources for classroom teaching, particularly of science and math. He also said the state has not done enough with Sandy relief funds to assist the storm’s victims and guard against future catastrophes.

“The money is there, the federal government has allocated,” Denenberg said. “It’s up to your state senator to make sure that the 8th Senatorial District, the quintessential South Shore district, is protected from any future storm.”

The first time Denenberg ran for a State Legislature seat was in 1992, when he mounted an unsuccessful campaign against then-Assemblyman Charles O’Shea. Since then he has won eight consecutive two-year terms in the County Legislature, starting in 1999. As a legislator, he has at times demonstrated an independent streak: Last year he was the only Democrat to support a Republican borrowing plan to fund repairs at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, but he has also been a vocal critic of County Executive Ed Mangano’s administration.

In the 19th District, where Republicans outnumber Democrats, Denenberg’s frequent community involvement and his independence have paid political dividends. Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, described Denenberg as having “his own personal following” on Nassau’s South Shore. “Denenberg’s current county legislative district is completely within the [State] Senate district, and there are communities in the Senate district that at one time or another used to be in Denenberg’s legislative district,” Levy said. “So he’s well-known and has been supported by nearly half the people in the Senate district at one time or another.”

This was borne out in the comments of some at Denenberg’s campaign kickoff.

Randy Shotland, president of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, said he was supporting Denenberg because he “understands the needs of our community.”


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This guy is a convicted criminal who's pleaded guilty to falsifying petitions and was giving probation for his crime , This article ran in the New York Times. He also had a road rage incident, that incident is available for public access online nassaucounty newsnetwork wordpress. (full deposition)How can any one trust this sleeve ball.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Report this

Denenberg is wrong for Nassau County.

Denenberg is wrong for New York State.

Dave Denenberg , a typical "lock step" Democrat. With Denenberg in the NYS Senate, you run the risk of all the branches Democrat.

Then, you can kiss New York GOOD-BYE.

Common Core & NY SAFE Act will become the new "norm."

With the "extreme" Cuomo at the helm, and Denenberg filling Fuchillo's seat, the new motto for NYS will be PRESSUM, and not EXCELSIOR.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 | Report this

Oh no....here we go again. The last line of this article is too reminiscent of Obama's "We are the ones we've been waiting for!" Are the seas going stop rising now? Another Democrat is the last thing we need - of course I will note that he was surrounded by "union" members - say not more.....that is what's destroying this State and this country. Another crook holding office. I guess he'll fit right in then. From Cuomo (the HUD criminal) to Schumer (the Chief Criminal) to Gillibrand (the Puppet Criminal) and so on down the line. And they wonder why people are leaving New York. Astounding!

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