Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) is serving her third term as Nassau County Legislator representing the 10th Legislative District. Her district includes all of Great Neck, the majority of Manhasset, North Hills, Manhasset Hills, North New Hyde Park and parts of Herricks.
Legislator Bosworth’s priorities continue to include being responsive to constituent issues, advocating for the environment and ensuring that residents have access to government services. She serves on the Legislative Committee on Health and Social Services (Ranking Member), Veterans and Senior Affairs (Ranking Member), Finance and Towns, Villages and Cities. As an active legislator, she sought to protect the environment by sponsoring the Green Procurement Law and the Mosquito Spraying Notification Law, she championed legislation minimizing the impact of plastic bags on the environment and she voted for the acquisition of more land for open space in the county. In 2010, Legislator Bosworth proposed a law that would ban smoking in a motor vehicle if there is a child under 18 present. She continues to advocate for this legislation. She recently co-sponsored three well-attended hearings with Legislator William Spencer of Suffolk County regarding the Long Island aquifers and preserving the quality of our drinking water.
Legislator Bosworth advocated and secured funding for the Udalls Mill Pond Remediation Project, which has restored the drainage capacity and the environmental habitat of the pond. Most recently, she has worked in a bipartisan fashion with the office of the County Executive to secure funding for the Middle Neck Road drainage project in Great Neck, which is expected to begin in summer 2013.
Legislator Bosworth is committed to bringing constituent services to the 10th Legislative District. During her time in office, she provided free glaucoma screenings and mammograms, held a series of Property Tax Grievance Seminars and Property Tax Exemption Workshops, sponsored Information and Assistance Fairs with various County agencies and non-profit organizations and Women’s Health Forums with the North Shore-LIJ Katz Institute for Women’s Health, and conducted as a series of Emergency Preparedness meetings. She worked cooperatively with the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group to sponsor a very successful Health and Information Fair in October 2012 to provide her constituents with free adult health screenings, flu immunizations and health education and program information. She has attended and participated in numerous town, village, senior center and other community organization events and meetings and has met individually with Mayors, School Superintendents, community leaders and constituents to hear their concerns and their objectives.
Having a life-long commitment to the community, Legislator Bosworth is a member of the North Shore-LIJ Spinney Hill Community Partnership, the Board of Directors of the Great Neck-Manhasset Community Child Care Partnership, and the Great Neck Senior Center. She is also a Trustee of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, a member of the Advisory Board of the Foundation of Community Unified Services, Inc. (FOCUS), a member of the Hofstra Bioethics Advisory Council, a member of Eleanor’s Legacy and a member of the Rotary Club of Great Neck and the Kiwanis Club of Great Neck. Since she first ran for County Legislator, she has been endorsed each election season by law enforcement unions, environmental groups and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County.
In recognition of her strong advocacy and work on behalf of the community, she was named a 2013 Quiet Hero by COPAY; she received the Lions Club of Great Neck’s George Carr Humanitarian Award in 2011; the Great Neck Arts Center presented her with the Inspiration Award in 2010; former State Senator Michael Balboni named Judi Bosworth a 2004 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction; the Nassau County Legislature, in 2003, selected Judi as Trailblazer of the New Millennium; and in 2001 she was named to the Town of North Hempstead’s May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor.
Legislator Bosworth was a Trustee of the Board of Education of the Great Neck Public Schools for sixteen years, serving as President, Vice-President and Board Liaison to the Great Neck Senior Center. Legislator Bosworth was former Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Special Projects Coordinator. In that capacity she was instrumental in bringing governmental and health services directly into the community.
A former New York City Public School elementary teacher, Legislator Bosworth received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education from City University of New York at Queens College. Judi and her husband, Dr. Jay Bosworth, reside in Great Neck. They have two adult children, Brian, a physician, and Michael, an attorney. Brian and his wife Lauren, an attorney, have two children, Andrew Benjamin and Robin Elizabeth.