Gold said he’s “a longtime homeowner, parent of children that attended Bellmore’s public schools, and a business owner/employer.” He said because of those attributes he “understands the concerns of District 19 residents.” Gold said his law firm has helped “maintain community values” in the district. He said as part of those efforts, his firm “represented the community in opposition to the Billy Dean strip club, which was prevented from opening in Wantagh.” Gold said that his firm also represented community interests four years ago in stopping a 24-hour-service White Castle restaurant from opening on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore. Gold said he uses his experience as a former member of the Nassau County Board of Assessors to run what he says is “an 11,000-person Facebook group” where he teaches people how to grieve their taxes on their own. He said that as a result of this free advice, “I have saved people fortunes.”
Gold, 55, of Bellmore, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Gold grew up in Lynbrook and is a 1980 Lynbrook High School graduate. Gold has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Binghamton University. He received a degree from Fordham University School of Law. Gold is an attorney in private practice with an office in Bellmore. Gold is a former member of the Nassau County Board of Assessors and the Nassau County Civil Service Commission. He ran unsuccessfully for Town of Hempstead Council in 2003. Gold coached Bellmore Little League Baseball, and Police Athletic League soccer and basketball in his community. He is married and has two children.