Ex-County Executive Curran endorses Keiserman in state Senate District 7 race

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Ex-County Executive Curran endorses Keiserman in state Senate District 7 race
Former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran endorsed state Senate candidate Kim Keiserman in her bid for District 7. (Photos courtesy of Keiserman's campaign, Curran)

Former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and former North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, both Democrats, endorsed state Senate District 7 candidate Kim Keiserman, now joining a long list of local Democrats supporting the Port Washington resident.

“I'm proud to endorse Kim Keiserman in her campaign for State Senate,” former Nassau County Executive Curran said. “Kim's commitment to our community, her steadfast values, and her willingness to take on the tough battles to protect reproductive rights, keep guns off our streets, and create a more affordable Long Island make her exactly the type of leader we need in Albany.”

“Kim Keiserman will be a dedicated State Senator and serve our communities well,” former North Hempstead Supervisor Bosworth said. “I believe she will build on the programs we started in the town for environmental protection and to combat hate and division in these very challenging times.”

Keiserman said she was gratedul for garnering both Curran’s and Bosworth's support.

Keiserman faces Brad Schwartz in the race to replace state Sen. Jack Martins, a Republican.

Keiserman and Schwartz are the only Democrats running in the race, and the winner of the primary will face off against Martins – the only Republican running.

Schwartz, who ran in the 2018 race but dropped out before the primary against former state Sen. Anna Kaplan, is a former television editor and producer with a PhD in public policy.

The district, which includes much of the North Shore and the Town of Oyster Bay as far east as Woodbury, is currently represented by Martins, who flipped the district red in 2022.

Keiserman has garnered a slew of endorsements, including from Nassau County and New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs, former Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan, state Assemblymember Gina Sillitti, former state Sen. Anna Kaplan, Democratic National Committeeman Robert Zimmerman and Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Delia DeRiggi-Whitton.

Lafazan was previously in the state Senate District 7 race, running against Keiserman, but pulled out in March. In his announcement suspending his campaign, he extended his support for Keiserman in the race.

Lafazan was ousted from his seat in the Nassau County Legislature in November when he was defeated by his Republican opponent Samantha Goetz.

Keiserman is an education consultant and serves as a commissioner for the North Hempstead Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and is the chairwoman of the Baxter Estates Planning Board.

She also is co-president of the Baxter’s Pond Foundation and president of the Port Washington Democratic Club.

She said she plans to advocate for increased public school funding, sensible gun policies and combatting climate change to “create a future that reflects shared aspirations and ensures a fair, inclusive, and prosperous Long Island for all,” her campaign said.

The primary election for party nominees is June 25. The general election will then be held on Nov. 5.

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