Newsday Endorses Jon Kaiman, Democrat for Town Supervisor
“There is little doubt that Kaiman can jump-start the town to address its challenges, especially with his skills to engage state and federal partners. Newsday endorses Kaiman.”
North Hempstead residents have the choice between giving freshman incumbent Jennifer S. DeSena another term to grasp the reins of town government or returning to office Jon Kaiman, who ran the town for ten years.
Kaiman 61 did not seek reelection as supervisor in 2013 and since then has served as chairman of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority and as an administrator of the state’s relief program after Superstorm Sandy. He is currently a deputy to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. He says that those 10 years of administrative experience have given him new insights on how to run the town as well as some “humility.”
In his earlier tenure, Kaiman established the town’s 311 program and created a better transportation service for older residents to help them age in place. Kaiman said he would review town code and projects for their environmental impact such as making sure building codes protect homeowners from the dangers of flooding.