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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Zefy Christopoulos | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Zefy Christopoulos is running for Nassau County legislator, 11th District

Zefy Christopoulos

Christopoulos pledged to represent her district as a “full time, hands-on, responsive and responsible person … dedicated to serving the entire constituency.” Running a business and “extensive municipal and county public service” have prepared her to provide constituent services, she said. Christopoulos said she will govern “unhindered by partisan politics” because, she explained, “I am known to be an independent thinker who has a proven track record of working in a bipartisan way.” Christopoulos said that one of her objectives, if elected, will be “a complete overhaul” of the County ethics board. She said, “Political corruption on both sides of the aisle will be rooted out, period.” She added, “My opponent has had time to effect change. That hasn’t happened.”

Christopoulos, 62, of Glen Cove, is running on the Republican Party line. Raised in New York City, she graduated from St. Andrew’s Academy on the Sound, a now-closed Greek Orthodox parochial high school in Beechhurst, Queens. Christopoulos earned an associate degree in business management from New York University while managing her father’s four restaurants in New York City. From 1991 to 2002 she edited the Glen Cove Record Pilot newspaper. From 2002 until 2008, she worked as a public information officer for veterans affairs and school liaisons for the Glen Cove mayor’s office. From 2008 to 2011, she was the press secretary for the Democratic majority in the Nassau County Legislature. Christopoulos ran for the Glen Cove school board in 2009, but lost. Christopoulos retired in 2016 from her job as chief of staff for Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello. She set up a memorial scholarship fund for graduating Glen Cove High School seniors in 2006 in memory of her son, Andreas Christopoulos, who passed away in 2005. Christopoulos is a widow and has a daughter.