South Shore, NY - April 19, 2016 - Today, Kaminsky 2016 announced the support of President Barack Obama. A robocall featuring the President’s support was released by the campaign on Monday night.
In supporting Todd Kaminsky, President Obama said: “Hi. This is Barack Obama. I’m calling today because Democrat Todd Kaminsky is running in a special election for State Senate and needs your vote. I’m supporting Todd because he delivered for Nassau County families - passing 12 weeks of paid family leave, winning a $15 minimum wage for New Yorkers, $1billion in tax cuts for middle class families, and $20 million in new funding for our schools this year. Please join me, Barack Obama, in supporting Democrat Todd Kaminsky for State Senate, this Tuesday, April 19th.”
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.