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Hempstead Dems announce candidates

The Town of Hempstead Democratic Committee has announced its slate of candidates for the November town election.

The candidates were nominated during the Nassau County Democratic Convention held Tuesday night at the Cradle of Aviation in East Garden City.

The candidate for supervisor is Gary Port, a family law and commercial litigation attorney who lives in West Hempstead. He is a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and a founding member of the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, he said.

Wilton Robinson Jr. of Roosevelt is the candidate for town receiver of taxes. Robinson is a security coordinator for the Beach Terrace Care Center in Long Beach and a board member of the Roosevelt Public Library, the 100 Black Men-Long Island Chapter and the Nassau Community College Alumni Association, he said.

Steve Anchin of Hewlett is town clerk candidate. He is a real estate sales agent in the Five Towns, a board member of Woodmere Merchants Association, a former English teacher and the past president of the Five Towns Democratic Club, he said.

Claudia Borecky of North Merrick is the candidate for the town’s Fifth District. She works for the Nassau County Board of Elections, is the president of the North and Central Merrick Civic Association and was the former chief of staff to County Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), she said.

Owen M. Rumelt of West Hempstead is the candidate for the town’s Third Council District. He is a lawyer and a member of the West Hempstead Civic and Community Support Associations and a trustee of the West Hempstead Public Library.

The candidate for the Second District has yet to be confirmed, committee officials said.

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