Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) is serving her second term as Nassau County Legislator after being re-elected to represent 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 Service (Ranking Member), Veterans and Senior Affairs (Ranking Member), Finance and Towns, Villages and Cities. As chair of the newly-formed (and currently eliminated) Education Committee for the past two years, she expanded the Legislature’s role in reviewing the Nassau Community College budget. She also supported the new law that provides tuition reimbursement to volunteer first responders. As an active legislator, she sought to protect the environment by sponsoring the new 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 addition, Legislator Bosworth has supported a variety of laws that promote public safety, such as a law banning text-messaging while driving, a law preventing sex offenders from living near places where children gather, a law limiting the use of a deceptively colored handgun, and legislation providing for notification concerning heroin activity. As a member of the newly-formed Veterans’ Committee, she also voted for a Cold War veterans’ tax exemption law to expand the exemption for veterans to include those who served during the Cold War. In 2010 Legislator Bosworth proposed a law that would ban smoking in a motor vehicle if there is a child under 18 present. Legislator Bosworth continues to advocate for the bill to be placed on the calendar so that her colleagues can have the opportunity to vote on the measure. In the meantime, Legislator Bosworth is actively publicizing the measure in the hopes of educating residents on the dangers of second-hand smoke, especially on the developing lungs of our children.
Legislator Bosworth is committed to continuing to serve her community and bring 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 meetings and Property Tax Exemption seminars, Women’s Health Forums, Information and Assistance Fairs, a Hurricane Preparedness meeting and several Emergency Preparedness meetings. In April 2009, she brought Operation Safe Stop, a program designed to educate the public about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus, to her district. 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.
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.
Having a life-long commitment to the community, Legislator Bosworth is a member of the Board of Directors of the Great Neck-Manhasset Community Child Care Partnership, the Great Neck Community Fund, the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and the Great Neck Senior Center. She is also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Open Door Parent-Child Caring Center and Foundation of Community Unified Services, Inc. (FOCUS) and a member of the Rotary Club of Great Neck and the newly formed Kiwanis Club of Great Neck. In short, she is an active participant in the community she serves.
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.