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Emily Beys |

Emily Beys is running for North Hempstead town council member (6th District)

Emily Beys

Beys said that she wants to be an "authentic voice" and that her lack of professional or business interests within the district is an asset. If elected, she said she would be committed to quality-of-life issues including traffic, parking, and Main Street's rejuvenation. She said she would want to fill empty stores by potentially implementing a "fast-track process" for retail and commercial applicants. She called her approach to development "careful," adding that maintaining the town's character was important.

Beys, 49, of Port Washington, is running on the Democratic, Working Families, Green, Women's Equality and Independence lines. Beys grew up in Brooklyn and attended Midwood High School Medical Science Institute. In 1987, she graduated from New York University with a political science degree. She worked in sales and marketing for more than a decade before becoming a stay-at-home mother. She was involved in local PTAs in Port Washington, and is active in the Greek Orthodox Archangel Michael Church. She is a member of the district's Substance and Safety Abuse Committee and a board member of the Ed. Foundation, a Port Washington-based nonprofit that gives education grants. She is married with two children.