Long Island, NY - April 4th, 2016 - Today, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice endorsed Assemblyman and former federal prosecutor Todd Kaminsky in the race to replace Dean Skelos in the State Senate. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice represents the 4th Congressional District, which encompasses nearly all of the 9th Senatorial District that Kaminsky is vying for.
"I'm proud to endorse Todd Kaminsky for State Senate in the ninth senatorial district," said Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. "As a former federal prosecutor, Todd started his career taking on corrupt politicians from both parties, and we need someone with that independence working to clean up Albany and restore New Yorkers' faith and trust in their state government.
Todd is a true public servant who grew up here in Nassau County and knows the issues that matter most to our communities, from helping Superstorm Sandy victims rebuild to holding the line on taxes for middle-class families. Todd knows how to get things done for the people he serves, and that's why I'm excited to work with his team over the next two weeks to make sure we elect Todd Kaminsky to the State Senate on April 19th."
In accepting the endorsement, Todd Kaminsky said: “Albany needs significant reform and we need it now and I’m proud to have the support of Kathleen Rice. As Nassau County’s DA and now as a member of Congress, Congresswoman Rice has done so much for our community. Congresswoman Rice knows the importance of rooting out corruption at all levels of government and how important that is to protecting our hard-working taxpayers. As a State Senator, I will continue to work with Congresswoman Rice to advocate for the needs of the South Shore because we must continue to hold the line on taxes while finally cleaning up Albany.”
Todd Kaminsky has also been endorsed by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The 9th Senate District seat became automatically vacant upon the conviction of Dean Skelos in December on charges of bribery, extortion and conspiracy. A special election to fill the 9th Senate District seat will be held on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016.
About Todd Kaminsky
Assemblyman Kaminsky has spent his career fighting for Long Island families and working to end government corruption. As a federal prosecutor representing Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens, and as acting deputy chief of the Public Integrity Section, Todd took down corrupt elected officials, drug kingpins and other major felons.
In 2014, Todd was elected to represent the South Shore in the New York State Assembly. During his first term, Todd fought for and won ethics reforms, tax breaks, aid for Sandy victims, and a new emergency center at South Nassau Communities Hospital. Todd authored the most laws by a first-year assemblymember in recent New York State history.