With Town of North Hempstead elections on the horizon, each week Patch will speak with the candidates in an effort to give readers some insight into those running. This week, Patch posed the followed question to town supervisor candidates Judi Bosworth and Dina De Giorgio: Patch Asked Bosworth: Why have you chosen to run as a Democrat? Would you say you are more loyal to your political party or your community? How so?
Bosworth's response: I am a lifelong Democrat and have always identified with the basic principles of the Democratic Party - equality, inclusion, fairness and social justice. I have experience running in both partisan elections (Nassau County Legislature) and non-partisan elections (school board), but I am running for Supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead to represent ALL the people of our community, regardless of party. As an elected official for over two decades, the interests of the community have ALWAYS come first for me and that is a principle I would never compromise. As a Democrat, I have also been endorsed by the Independence and Working Families parties.
I have always worked to identify practical solutions that bring people together, while emphasizing common ground and minimizing partisan politics. It is my intention to lead a responsive and transparent town government that maintains fiscal responsibility, protects our environment and continues services essential to our quality of life (examples: Project Independence and the 311 call system).
Through dialogue, inclusion and striving for consensus, everyone will have a "seat at the table" and we will have a town government that meets the challenges of the future, while building on the strengths of the past.