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VOTERS' GUIDE Long Island primary elections: What to know about Aug. 23, 2022, Congress and State Senate races

Jon Kaiman

Jon Kaiman is running for Congress, 3rd District — Democratic

Jon Kaiman

JON KAIMAN

DEMOCRATIC

BACKGROUND: Kaiman, 60, of Great Neck, is making his second run for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District. Since 2017, he has worked as deputy county executive of Suffolk County. Before that, he worked for two and a half years as a special adviser to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to help coordinate the Superstorm Sandy recovery effort and chaired the Nassau Interim Finance Authority. Kaiman served as Town of North Hempstead supervisor from 2004 to 2013. In his first public service job, Kaiman was a Nassau County District Court judge from 2000 to 2002. He also has worked as a private attorney. He holds a juris doctorate from Hofstra Law School and a master's in public administration from Harvard University.

ISSUES: Kaiman’s top priorities are abortion, gun violence and climate change. Kaiman supports Roe protections in federal law and to guarantee equal access to abortion across the United States. He backs gun safety with red flag laws and an assault weapon ban. He would work to reduce the carbon footprint by supporting or investing renewable energy, infrastructure and development. He supports Israel and the two-state solution, and opposes the BDS boycott movement. He also pledges to defend, protect, and fully fund Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. While he supports universal access to health care, he does not support Medicare for All, Instead, he backs adding a public option to the Affordable Care Act to increase competition into a market-based approach to health care. And he said allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies will reduce the cost of prescription drugs. He supports defending and expanding voting rights and reform of the Electoral Count Act. He also backs equality for the LGBTQ community and would oppose any legislation that discriminates against citizens based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Kaiman believes in fighting inflation and reducing our cost of living by expanding domestic manufacturing and growing the workforce. 

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