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Jul
20
2016

Gaughran Unveils Major Ethics Reform Proposal

Plan Inspired by the Corruption and Official Misconduct in the Town of Oyster Bay

(Oyster Bay, NY) Jim Gaughran today unveiled a major ethics reform proposal to address the crisis in Oyster Bay. Under Gaughran’s plan, elected officials who engage in corrupt behavior that undermines a municipality’s finances could face a recall election. This proposal would help ensure New Yorkers...read more ››

Jun
23
2016

Gaughran Chides Marcellino For Voting Against Child Victims Act

(Huntington, NY) Jim Gaughran today slammed Senator Carl Marcellino for voting against the Child Victims Act. This initiative would provide child sex abuse victims the opportunity to hold their abusers accountable for their crimes against defenseless children.

“Elected officials should protect our state’s most vulnerable residents and fight for the cause of justice...read more ››

May
27
2016
Sen. Carl Marcellino has been the subject of political ads against him coming from his Democratic opponent about his stance on the child-sex abuse bill. (MIKE GROLL/AP)

ALBANY — State Senate Republicans are beginning to feel political heat for preventing a vote on legislation that would help victims of child sexual abuse obtain justice.

At least four Democratic candidates for Senate issued statements this week attacking GOP incumbents for opposing the Child Victims Act, which would eliminate the statute of limitations for cases of child sexual abuse and allow a one-year window for victims to revive...read more ››

May
26
2016
Jim Gaughran, Suffolk County Water Authority Chairman, announcing his campaign for State Senate

Before a statue of his role model, Theodore Roosevelt, and a group of supporters, James Gaughran denounced, on Tuesday, the corruption of government officials in Albany. The current Suffolk County Water Authority chairman, and former Huntington Town councilman, compared the status of Albany today to that of the 19th and 20th century when the infamously corrupt Tammany Hall reigned.

Roosevelt fought against that institution in his early...read more ››

Apr
14
2016

It was the first time the Suffolk County Democrats ever hosted a presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped raise $510,000 for the party, said Suffolk County Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer at press time.

Clinton also attracted 850 supporters to the tightly secured Villa Lombardi’s catering venue in Holbrook.

Clinton swung through back-to-back appearances on Monday, including a roundtable...read more ››

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