Town of North Hempstead Supervisor
Bosworth, 69, of Great Neck, is running on the Democratic, Working Families, Independence and Women’s Equality lines. She first took office as town supervisor in 2014 and is seeking a third two-year term. Bosworth received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in early education from Queens College. She then became a second-grade teacher in the New York City public school system. She later served as a trustee, vice president and president of the Great Neck School District Board of Education, where she was a member for 16 years. She then spent six years in the Nassau County Legislature representing the 10th district, prior to taking office as the North Hempstead Town supervisor in 2014. She is married, with two children.
Bosworth said that openness and transparency continue to be key priorities and that the town will ensure that the ethics reforms passed earlier this year are upheld. Bosworth said that she is focusing on infrastructure and parks, adding that “capital improvements are a must” while still keeping the town budget below the tax cap. She said that she hopes to transform North Hempstead Beach Park into a “state of the art recreational destination” and that the town is also committed to “keeping the green space” of the 200 wooded acres across from Beach Park.
Stephen Nasta, 71, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines. A retired police inspector, he teaches criminal justice at his alma mater, John Jay College. Nasta, a Valley Stream Central High graduate, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from the college. He is also a graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University. The Great Neck Plaza resident is a member of the Knights of Columbus in Manhasset. He spent more than 35 years as commanding officer in two different NYPD precincts and also led a narcotics investigation division in the Bronx. He is married, with four children.
Nasta said having ethical town officials, instilling trust among residents and speeding services for residents are all issues facing the town. Nasta said the town building department takes too long to issue permits. “I know a lot of contractors who won’t work in the town because they say the procedure takes too long,” he said. Nasta said he would look to overhaul the building code to make the permit process faster. He also said he would push other town council members to enforce North Hempstead’s newly revamped ethics code. “People who are supposed to disclose certain financial statements who don’t do it will be held accountable,” he said. “We’re also going to look at people with second jobs to make sure it isn’t in conflict with their town duties.”