Curran’s campaign has primarily focused on eliminating county corruption and nepotism by updating Nassau’s ethics standards and reforming its contracting policies. She would enact term limits for county elected officials, reconstitute the county’s Board of Ethics, strengthen financial disclosure laws and bar all appointees from holding leadership positions in any political party or any local political club. “Hiring should be based on your ability to do the job and not who you know,” she said. Curran contends the county has failed to responsibly manage its finances and balance its budget. She would re-evaluate every county program for effectiveness and hire more in-house attorneys to reduce the need for outside counsel. “And for the contracts that we do need, there must be more oversight,” Curran said.
Curran, 48, a lifelong resident of Lynbrook, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. Curran served as assistant prosecutor for the Village of Lynbrook from 1998 to 2007. He was elected the village’s mayor in 2007 and served until 2010, when he was elected to the Assembly. Curran serves as the ranking minority member of the ethics and guidance committee and is a member of the banks, labor, insurance and veterans affairs committees. Curran earned a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University. He received a law degree from CUNY School of Law. Curran was legislative counsel to the Assembly from 1994 to 1996. He served as a Nassau deputy county attorney from 1996 to 2001. Curran is an attorney at the law firm of Nicolini, Paradise, Ferretti & Sabella in Mineola. He is a former member of the Lynbrook Fire Department and a current member of the St. Baldrick’s Children’s Cancer Foundation.