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Keith S. Lebowitz |

Keith S. Lebowitz is running for Nassau County legislator, 4th District

Keith S. Lebowitz

Lebowitz said he wants to clean up what he calls "the corruption, cronyism and nepotism in the county." He wants to make contract bidding "much more transparent and get rid of a rule under which county contracts under $25,000 don't require oversight by the legislature." Lebowitz said he supports "changing loopholes that allow contracts to be awarded by the legislature without oversight because they haven't been brought to the floor in a timely fashion." Lebowitz said he is "deeply concerned with the condition of the Bay Park sewer plant, which needs nitrogen extraction and an outflow pipe to the ocean." Lebowitz supports following "Suffolk County's lead in banning microbeads in toothpaste and hand cream, which create a toxic stew in our waterways."

Lebowitz, 62, is running on the Democratic, Women's Equality and Working Families lines. He is making his first run for public office. Lebowitz is a national sales representative for a mattress conglomerate. Lebowitz is a graduate of Long Beach High School. He has an associate degree in restaurant management and culinary arts from the New York Restaurant School at the New School in Manhattan. Lebowitz served a two-year apprenticeship as a winemaker in Bordeaux, France. He is a former lieutenant in the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department. He is married and has two children