The New York State Reform Party has endorsed Republican Jack Martins for Nassau County executive, giving him a third ballot line.
The Reform Party was previously known as the Stop Common Core ballot line and was created by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino during his failed 2014 gubernatorial run against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Backers of the line changed the name in 2015 to the Reform Party and broadened its focus to include issues such as term limits and reducing the role of special interests in politics. The party is chaired by radio host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.
Martins, who also has the Republican and Conservative Party lines, called the Reform Party endorsement “another step toward victory in November and making sure Nassau County’s best years are yet to come.”
Legis. Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) and County Comptroller George Maragos are vying for the Democratic nomination for county executive.