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Rep. Kathleen Rice, the first woman to be elected Nassau district attorney, is backing Legis. Laura Curran, who will look to break the glass ceiling as Nassau’s first female county executive.

“Laura Curran is the independent leader we need as the next Nassau county executive,” said Rice (D-Garden City), who is serving her second term in Congress. “She has a real vision for our future.”

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Curran (D-Baldwin), who will take on County Comptroller George Maragos in the September Democratic primary, called Rice a “role model” with a record of reaching across the aisle.

“We’ve got a culture of corruption in Nassau County, and we’re in desperate need of a fresh start,” Curran said. “I’m grateful Kathleen is putting her faith in me to provide that.”

Nassau Republicans have nominated former State Sen. Jack Martins as their candidate for county executive.