BACKGROUND: North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman, 47, of Great Neck, also is running on the Independence and Working Families lines, seeking a fourth term. He chairs the town Solid Waste Management Authority, is commissioner of the Great Neck North Water Authority and is on the Long Island Regional Planning Council board. He served as a Nassau County District Court judge and holds a B.A. and a law degree from Hofstra.
ISSUES: Kaiman listed oversight of finances, government accountability and improving services as top priorities. As a major accomplishment he cited the 311 call center, which logs 100,000 resident calls a year. He also noted Project Independence, which helps seniors remain in their homes. On the bribery convictions of three building officials last year, Kaiman said his administration identified the problem, introduced new checks and balances and has addressed the backlog of permit applications.