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Erin King Sweeney |

Erin King Sweeney is running for Hempstead town council member (5th District)

Erin King Sweeney

King Sweeney said she has learned about the district during her 11-month interim on the board and is focused on addressing common flooding issues along the South Shore. She said she has completed projects in several parts of her district including adding a playground in Point Lookout and grant money for the Seaford Historical Society. One major issue coming up for the town includes a development in Baldwin at Grand Avenue and Merrick Road, King Sweeney said. She said she has seen success for Grand Avenue businesses. She said she wants to improve community outreach and improve accessibility to local government. She said she wants to be able to respond to concerns like potholes, garbage pickup and improving traffic flow.

Erin King Sweeney, 41, of Wantagh, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. She was appointed to the town board in January to replace Angie Cullin, who retired last year. King Sweeney is the daughter of Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) and is married with two children. She graduated with a law degree from Notre Dame. King Sweeney is an attorney and partner at Jericho-based McBreen & Kopko and is also a managing member of King Sweeney Strategies LLC. She serves as a board member of the Wantagh-Seaford Homeowner's Association and at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. She is also a member of the American Heart Association.