Kevan Abrahams announces run for Congress

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams announced his candidacy for the 4th congressional district Wednesday. The announcement now pits him against Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice

Abrahams is the minority leader of the Nassau Legislature and is looking to fill the vacant seat left by Carolyn McCarthy.

Abrahams is the minority leader of the Nassau Legislature and is looking to fill the vacant seat left by Carolyn McCarthy. (3/5/14)

WOODBURY - Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams announced his candidacy for the 4th congressional district Wednesday.

The announcement now pits him against Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice in a Democratic primary set for June 24.

Abrahams says serving as a county legislator for 11 years has given him an understanding of what really matters to the people of Nassau, including taxes, curbing gun violence, education and pay inequity for women.

“These are all the issues I've been passionate about in the county and will continue to be passionate about in Washington,” said Abrahams.

A campaign spokesman for Kathleen Rice said in a statement, "Whether it's combating gun violence or fighting for communities and families in need, Kathleen Rice has an unmatched record of independent advocacy for our district. A primary campaign provides a great opportunity to highlight these distinctions.”

Republicans Bruce Blakeman and Frank Scaturro have also announced their candidacy for the seat being vacated by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. McCarthy announced in January that she would not pursue her re-election.

For an extended interview with Kevan Abrahams on his decision to run for Congress, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Long Island can expect powerful winds and heavy 1 Nor'easter expected to bring strong winds, heavy rain
The incident happened at Manor Field Park 2 Suspects sought in attack on teen in Huntington Station park
Prosecutors say O'Neil Sharpe Jr. caused the fiery 3 Man accused in fatal DWI on SSP to appear in court
Cycle for Survival is the movement to beat 4 Cycle for Survival: Fighting rare cancers
The high winds expected with the nor'easter could 5 South Shore communities prep for nor'easter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Newsday reports that Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice Race is on for Nassau's 4th District seat

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has announced that she is seeking a seat in

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE