North Hempstead's Kaiman denies rumors he's leaving

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North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman. North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman. Photo Credit: David Pokress, 2011

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Rumors are circulating again that North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman will be leaving his elected post by the end of August or early September to take a job with the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, possibly at LIPA.

But both Kaiman and Nassau Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs dismissed the stories, which have made the rounds before.

“I have been speaking with Jon Kaiman quite regularly,” Jacobs said. “To the best of my knowledge there is nothing at the moment that is pending. Jon is someone who is always under consideration for a variety of things. We'll see what happens in the future.”

Kaiman said, “The story is that there is no story.”

He said people have been talking to him about other jobs and he is “exploring his options,” which include running for re-election or for another elected position, such as county executive.

“I’m honored that people think I can take on these other roles,” he said. “I have made no decision at this point. There is nothing pending. No agreement.”

 “I love my job," he added. "We’ll have to take what comes.”

If Kaiman were to leave, Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn), a former town board member, has expressed interest in replacing him. Other suggested candidates include Legis. Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) and former Nassau Comptroller Howard Weitzman, also of Great Neck.

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