Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and the Team Murray slate of Republican town officials recently announced their bid for re-election come November.
Team Murray consists of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray of Levittown, Councilwoman Angie Cullin of Freeport, Councilman James Darcy of Valley Stream, Councilman Ed Ambrosino of North Valley Stream, Town Clerk Mark Bonilla of Bellmore and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin of Garden City.
They state their campaign is centered around freezing taxes, while helping residents and maintaining services.
Touting "top-notch Wall Street credit ratings" and "sound fiscal policies," Murray said the town has reduced its workforce by 6 percent.
“When you consider all of the services Hempstead Town provides, we are the best value for your tax dollar,” said Cullin.
Town officials stated that they have built affordable homes, revitalized local downtowns and rebuilt local parks, in addition to placing 15,000 workers in one year.
Specifically, last year the town board passed tough legislation regarding cell tower locations in Bellmore, Merrick and Wantagh neighborhoods and secured the demolition of the blighted Courtesy Hotel in West Hempstead.
“I am proud to be part of a team that is holding the line on taxes in 2012, while offering a full complement of life-enhancing services for residents and protecting our quality of life,” said Murray.