Newsday: Nassau Dems party-backed candidates leading in primaries

In the race for comptroller, Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman, who has the support of the party, was leading Freeport small business owner Ama Yawson, 37. She was running on a ticket with the incumbent Comptroller George Maragos, who lost the Democratic nomination for county executive. Schnirman, 39, of Long Beach, who declared victory Tuesday night, has served as city manager since 2012. He pledged to make Nassau’s finances more transparent, institute tougher auditing standards and reform its contracting system. READ MORE >>

Newsday: Legislator calls for storm resiliency plan

Curran (D-Baldwin), who is running for county executive, called on the county to establish a master resiliency plan that would protect critical infrastructure, examine the system failures during Sandy and create an online list of flood resources and establish an emergency portal, including a missing persons database and hotline. She was joined by Long Beach City Manager and county comptroller candidate Jack Schnirman, and Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy at a news conference on the banks of Seabreeze Park, which flooded during Sandy in 2012. READ MORE >>

Long Island Herald: Curran pledges to uphold environmental safety rules

City Manager Jack Schnirman, a Democrat running for county comptroller, joined Curran and supported her pledge, citing the boardwalk as one of the city’s large infrastructure projects. “[During] the fight that it took to get the funding for this boardwalk — that was ultimately federal money — the federal government’s rules got in the way,” Schnirman said. “The federal government said you have to build it back as was — build it back in a way that will get destroyed again. That doesn’t make any sense. That’s not a good investment.” The boardwalk, which Schnirman said was the biggest construction project in the county in the past five years, cost $40 million to build in a way that “will last a lifetime.” READ MORE >>

The Island Now: DA’s contract reforms a smart place to start: Schnirman

Jack Schnirman has his own ideas for fixing Nassau County’s contracting process, but he also wants to tackle a list of reforms that he says have gone untouched for two years. The Long Beach city manager and Democratic candidate for Nassau County comptroller pledged to implement the procedural changes District Attorney Madeline Singas proposed to streamline the beleaguered system and give it better oversight. READ MORE >>

Newsday: Laura Curran, Jack Martins hold dueling news conferences

Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman said the boardwalk was rebuilt above federal standards to withstand future storms after it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy in 2012. “We built this boardwalk as a symbol of what it means to be stronger, smarter and safer,” said Schnirman, a Democratic candidate for comptroller. READ MORE >>

Newsday: Nassau County cost-sharing plan gets vote Monday

The City of Long Beach is reviving a plan to convert its 70-year-old sewage treatment plant into a pump station that would transfer raw sewage in an underground pipe under Reynolds Channel to the county’s Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman said the plant needs $178 million in repairs and upgrades. Diverting the wastewater to Bay Park would cost $50 million, he said. READ MORE >>

Newsday: Nassau congressional delegation endorses candidates

On the Democratic side, comptroller hopeful Jack Schnirman, the Long Beach city manager, last week received endorsements from Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City), Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) and Suozzi’s predecessor representing the 3rd Congressional District, Democrat Steve Israel. READ MORE >>

LI Herald: Nassau County Democratic candidates at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library

Nassau County Democratic Committee nominees Laura Curran for county executive and Jack Schnirman for county comptroller will speak at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. Indivisible groups from the South and North Shore and Manhasset, along with the Five Towns Democratic Club, are sponsoring the event. READ MORE >>

LI Herald: Long Beach launches free sunscreen program

“Following the example of other cities, like New York City, Boston and Miami Beach, the city of Long Beach is going to help protect against the dangers of sun overexposure and skin cancer by providing free sunscreen at our ocean beach park,” City Manager Jack Schnirman said. “This initiative is yet another example of our administration’s efforts to enhance the Long Beach Life for both residents and visitors.” READ MORE >>

LI Herald: Schnirman floats plan to fix Nassau’s finances

Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman, who is running for Nassau County comptroller, floated a plan on Tuesday to fix the county’s finances and contracting process, saying that demands for reforms have long been ignored. At a news conference in Mineola, Schnirman, the Democratic nominee seeking the office now held by George Maragos, unveiled four top priorities: modernizing the county’s financial operations; initiating strategic audits to target waste, fraud and abuse; reforming the contracting process; and making the comptroller’s office more accessible to residents. READ MORE >>

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