Kate Murray

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Kate Murray
Town Supervisor of Hempstead
Incumbent
Assumed office
2003
Preceded by Richard V. Guardino, Jr.
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 19th district
In office
1998–2001
Preceded by Charles O'Shea
Succeeded by David McDonough
Personal details
Born (1962-10-09) October 9, 1962 (age 52)
Levittown, New York, United States
Political party Republican
Residence Levittown, New York[1]
Alma mater Boston College
Suffolk University Law School
Profession lawyer, politician

Kate Murray (born October 9, 1962) is the Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead, New York, United States. Murray is the first woman to be elected supervisor since the position was created in 1918.[2]

Education and early career[edit]

Murray, a lifelong resident of Levittown, graduated from Boston College and Suffolk University Law School.[1] Murray served as advocate for Suffolk University Battered Women's Advocacy Project where she represented the victims of domestic violence. She has worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Section handling prisoner litigation.

Political career[edit]

A Republican, Kate Murray became the first woman and first Levittowner elected to the New York State Assembly on February 3, 1998. She represented the 19th Assembly District until 2001.

Murray then served as Clerk for the Town of Hempstead. She was appointed Supervisor by the Hempstead Town Board in 2003, after being tapped by then-Nassau County Republican Chairman Joseph Mondello when Supervisor Richard V. Guardino Jr. resigned. She won election to the position of Supervisor in the fall of 2003 and was re-elected in 2005 with over 60% of the vote. She is a close ally of Republican Party State Chairman Joseph Mondello. Although the GOP strength has diminished precipitously as demonstrated by nine years of losses, including control of the Town of North Hempstead and Nassau County itself, the Town of Hempstead remains a GOP stronghold.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Supervisor Murray". Town of Hempstead. Retrieved July 4, 2007. 
  2. ^ Rogers, Tony (May 24, 1995). "Hempstead May Cut Town Supervisor Job". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 23, 2009. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Charles O'Shea
New York State Assembly, 19th District
1998–2001
Succeeded by
David McDonough
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard V. Guardino, Jr.
Town Supervisor of Hempstead, NY
2003–present
Incumbent