Chelsea IrizarryNov 6, 2017, 9:15 pm

Nassau executive candidates urge voters to cast their ballot tomorrow

The county is known for having low voter turnouts


FRANKLIN SQUARE — Nassau GOP former Senator Jack Martins and Democratic County Legislator Laura Curran are said to be neck-to-neck in the race to fill the Nassau County executive seat.

Ending political corruption has been a driving force in Curran's campaign as both candidates hope to replace Edward Mangano who is fighting federal corruption charges.

Curran thinks voters are looking for an agent of change and claims Martins is part of the political machine that helped get the county in the current situation it is in now.

“We cannot afford to continue to pay the corruption tax. We have to make sure every penny is being spent appropriately, that we are hiring people on what they know not who they know, getting rid of nepotism and being accountable to the people we represent," Curran said.

Martins has also pledged to root out political corruption, claiming that he's played the role as a fixer in his own Village of Mineola where he says he paid down debt and reinvested in infrastructure. He added that he also worked with the state to cut taxes. He says Curran does not have the same track record

”We are prepared to hit the ground running. We have put forth plans not only to address restoring the public trust in government, the finances, the assessment system, growing the economy,” Martins said,

Regardless of who you are casting your ballot for, Nassau County is known for having low voter turnout for local elections which is why both Martins and Curran are urging voters to cast their ballot on Tuesday

Polls will be open across the state from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day.

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