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Fred Pollack, former North Hempstead councilman, to challenge Democrats' pick for his former seat

Fred L. Pollack is seen in this file

Fred L. Pollack is seen in this file photo from May 24, 2011. Photo Credit: David Pokress

Fred Pollack, a former Democratic North Hempstead councilman who was defeated in 2011, said he plans to challenge the party's choice for his former seat.

Democrats on Tuesday selected Emily Beys, 49, of Sands Point, to run for the 6th Council District. Pollack, 64, served as councilman from 1994 through 1997 and then from 2002 through 2011, when he lost to Republican Dina De Giorgio, who is seeking a second term.

Pollack, an attorney in Mineola, said he wants to change the town's existing zoning codes and that the town would be better served with a veteran official. Beys is making her first run for office.

Democrats have a 5-2 majority on the board. The 6th Council District includes unincorporated areas of Port Washington as well as villages such as Plandome, Manorhaven and Baxter Estates.

Democrats outnumber Republicans in voter registration in that district, 38 percent to 31 percent.

Gerard Terry, the town's Democratic Party chairman, said he had no comment on Pollack's plans.

Beys is co-president of the Paul D. Schreiber High School Home and School Association, a parent group, and a former vice president and account executive in advertising and radio sales. "I'd like to put my community leadership to work, and I'm very proud to be running with Supervisor Judi Bosworth."

De Giorgio, 47, of Port Washington, in an interview yesterday said, "I think I've been doing a very good job, and I'm a strong advocate for my community."

De Giorgio ran an unsuccessful bid for supervisor in 2013, losing to Bosworth, then a Democratic Nassau County legislator. Bosworth, who is seeking re-election, faces Republican Anthony Bulzomi, a Carle Place school board member.

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