U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Announces Endorsement Of Jim Gaughran For State Senate
(Huntington, NY) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today endorsed Jim Gaughran in his race for State Senate. Senator Schumer noted that Jim has the drive, experience and dedication needed to clean up state government, improve the local economy, reform the education system, and help Long Island get its fair share of state aid and investment.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said, “Jim Gaughran is an outstanding public servant and he will make an excellent State Senator. Jim has spent his career serving Long Island families and making these communities better places to live, work and raise a family. From his innovative fight to combat government corruption, to his efforts to protect the environment and Long Islanders’ health, to his plan to reinvest in the Long Island economy, the clear choice for State Senate this November is Jim Gaughran.”
State Senate Candidate Jim Gaughran said, “I am honored to be endorsed by Senator Charles Schumer and I thank him for calling on residents of the 5th State Senate District to support my candidacy. I am running for State Senate to ensure Long Island families receive the state aid, investment and ethical governance they deserve. While my opponent has benefitted from the corrupt status quo and has ignored the calls for reform and change, I am proud of my plans to clean up Albany and return more Long Island tax dollars to our local communities, businesses and families.”
Jim Gaughran is running for to represent the 5th Senate District which includes the City of Glen Cove and the Towns of Huntington and Oyster Bay. Jim was born and raised on Long Island and has deep roots in the community, both as a former elected official and a private businessman. Jim represented a substantial part of the 5th Senate District, when he served as a Huntington Town Councilman and later as a Suffolk County Legislator. As a councilman, Jim authored one of New York’s first full-disclosure laws requiring local officials to disclose all sources of outside income. Jim’s innovative ethics reforms are now seen as models for what Albany should do to end the corruption crisis that has eroded trust in state government.