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Bruce Blakeman, Council Member, Town of Hempstead, 3rd District


Blakeman, 64, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. He is seeking his second full four-year term as Hempstead Town councilman after serving a partial term in 2015.


  • Blakeman said his primary achievement is having supported tax cuts in the town’s 2019 budget and its proposed 2020 budget.
  • He said he has voted to boost town funding for road repairs.
  • He said he has been a proponent of transit-oriented zoning, which he said would create better, smarter neighborhoods that are more accessible by foot. He said such neighborhoods make for more sustainable communities.


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