Kate Murray

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Kate Murray
Town Supervisor of Hempstead
In office
Preceded by Richard V. Guardino, Jr.
Succeeded by Anthony J. Santino
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 19th district
In office
Preceded by Charles O'Shea
Succeeded by David McDonough
Personal details
Born (1962-10-09) October 9, 1962 (age 53)
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) was the Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead, New York, United States. Murray was the first woman to be elected supervisor since the position was created in 1918.[2]

Education and early career[edit]

Murray, a 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 from the 19th Assembly District on February 3, 1998. She represented the 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 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 Mondello, who also held the post of Republican Party State Chairman during the 2000s. Although the county GOP organization's strength has declined precipitously from what it had been in past decades—as demonstrated by its loss of control in the neighboring Town of North Hempstead, under Democratic administration from 1989 onward, as well as the county government itself between 2002 and 2009—the Town of Hempstead remains a GOP stronghold.[1]

In May 2015, Murray announced her candidacy for Nassau County District Attorney.[3]She lost to Madeline Singas.


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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Charles O'Shea
New York State Assembly, 19th District
Succeeded by
David McDonough
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard V. Guardino, Jr.
Town Supervisor of Hempstead, NY
Succeeded by
Anthony J. Santino