The Leader Endorses Ed Smyth for NYS Senate

October 30, 2020

 

Ed Smyth is a freshman Huntington Town Councilman, and local attorney from Lloyd Harbor.  His leadership in finally settling the decade-old Huntington property tax lawsuit against LIPA - a lawsuit that threatened to bankrupt Huntington homeowners by doubling their property taxes - should earn everyone's support. Smyth has also spearheaded building department reform, and setting-up a local violations adjudication system to settle building violations locally.  All good government.

 

By contrast, freshman NYS Senator Jim Gaughran has been a zero.  He did nothing to help Huntington when LIPA - a state agency - sued to increase everyone's taxes.  He "abdicated" and signed-over all the Legislature's powers to Governor Cuomo due to COVID.  And then exercised zero oversight - including nothing over the NYS Order that sent 10,000 sick COVID patients into the nursing homes - killing over 10,000 seniors.  Nothing but collect his government paycheck.  Even liberal Newsday has denounced Gaughran and endorsed Smyth.

 

The Leader endorses Ed Smyth for NYS Senate.  

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