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The Nassau County Democratic Committee has reelected Chairman Jay Jacobs to his eighth term.

Jacobs ran unopposed for the chairmanship and was elected unanimously during last Monday night's committee meeting at the Chateaubriand in Carle Place.

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Jacobs was nominated by North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, who advocated for his leadership in fiscal responsibility and transparent government.

"Without the leadership of Jay Jacobs, we will not be successful in November," Bosworth said.

Jacobs said the November ballot was a snapshot showing the differences of both parties. He said Democrats could seize the November ballot led by Democratic district attorney candidate Madeline Singas. He said Republicans were mired in scandal related to no-bid contracts "From Dean Skelos to Bo Dietl."

"It doesn't look too good for our Republican friends. The Republicans are a train wreck," Jacobs said. "What we stand for is quite simple. Democrats govern better. We tell the truth even when it hurts us. We don't give out contracts in the pay to play stem Republicans are used to."

The committee filled several vice chairs from Nassau County's three towns, but Jacobs said several seats were left open to be appointed later by the executive committee.

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The Long Beach Democratic Zone meeting will be held next month, where current chairman Mike Zapson is expected to be ousted.

Singas gave a campaign speech to the party touting her record as a prosecutor, noting investigations underway into public corruption contracts and heroin enforcement.

She criticized Hempstead Supervisor and Republican district attorney candidate Kate Murray for her political background and lack of courtroom experience.

"I dare say the closest Kate Murray has been to a criminal trial is watching Law and Order on TV," Singas said.