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Kaiman to Assume New Role With State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo names North Hempstead supervisor as special Long Island adviser with the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.

North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman. (Photo credit: Rich Jacques)
North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman. (Photo credit: Rich Jacques)

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman will forgo a run for county district court judge after being appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a state position as special Long Island adviser with the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, Patch confirmed Thursday.

In attendance with Cuomo and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shawn Donovan Thursday at a conference in Albany to introduce the program, Kaiman, 51, has served for 10 years as supervisor in North Hempstead. In May, the Great Neck resident announced he will not seek a seventh term.

There has been no word regarding when Kaiman will assume his new role with the state.

In recent months, Kaiman showed interest in a bid for Nassau County executive and was mentioned as a possible candidate for a top position with the Long Island Power Authority.

The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program is described by Cuomo as a bottom-up, community driven initiative that will empower localities that were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, or Tropical Storm Lee to develop comprehensive and innovative local rebuilding plans that will be funded by the state and federal government. 

The program will be funded by federal supplemental disaster aid approved earlier this year.

Nassau County Legis. Judi Bosworth, D-Great Neck, is running to replace Kaiman in North Hempstead. 

Bosworth is running against against Town Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, R-Port Washington, who announced her candidacy for supervisor in April.

artie July 18, 2013 at 03:32 PM
He did such a great job with the TNH building department; now the rest of the state can benefit from his expertise.
John D. Reckenhouser July 18, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Just as the old saying goes it's not what you know it's who you know, I guess the gov' has no knowledge of the wost building dept. in the state. I guess he has no idea about his management style curse at your workers when they don't please him, oh well at least we get rid of him.

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