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Murphy gets new position after ditching political resume

The Nassau legislature voted unanimously last week to confirm the appointment of Lisa Murphy to the newly created job of human services commissioner — but only after Democrats demanded she submit a new, nonpolitical resume.

The first resume from Murphy, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, listed such Republican credentials as former Island Park committeewoman, campaign work for D’Amato, attendance at campaign events for Republican candidates, including Rep. Peter King, and campaigning door-to-door for Legis. Denise Ford (R-Long Beach) and Republican Christian Browne, who challenged Legis. Joseph Scannell (D-Baldwin) in the past and is running against him again this year.

Her revised resume for the $105,000-a-year job struck the GOP activities and featured her experience as the county’s acting senior citizens affairs commissioner for the past year.

Scannell was absent from the vote as were Legis. Diane Yatauro (D-Glen Cove) and Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead.)

“Ordinarily I would vote against someone who only speaks of their political pedigree,” said Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick). “However, here, I wanted to be as objective as possible and objectively speaking, I’ve found her to be responsive to constituent concerns and needs and responsive to my inquiries.”


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