Laura Curran wins Nassau County Democratic county executive primary

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Nassau County Democrats to decide county executive primary
Stacey Sager has the details on the Nassau County executive primary.

MINEOLA, Long Island (WABC) -- Nassau County Democrats have decided the county executive matchup in Tuesday's primary, and victory went to Laura Curran.

County Comptroller George Maragos, who has held countywide office for eight years, was running as an outsider against County Legislator Curran, a relative political newcomer.


Two-term Republican County Executive Edward Mangano, who has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges, isn't seeking re-election.

Republican Jack Martins, a former state senator, will be on the November ballot.

Curran had the backing of the party and has been a Democratic legislator from Baldwin for three years now.

"I want to get rid of the corruption tax," she said. "Make sure that every penny is spent transparently and ethically."

Maragos has been the county Comptroller for eight years.

Curran will face off against Martins, a former State Senator from Old Westbury.

"This is about today," he said. "It's about the future, and it's about the person best equipped to deal with the future. And that'll be us."