Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman was elected in November 2017.
As Comptroller Jack is modernizing government operations through new electronic payment and auditing processes and increasing transparency through the launch of the Open Nassau Transparency Hub that puts data on government spending and budgeting onto people’s phones and computers through an innovative publicly accessible web platform.
During his first year in office, he initiated a first-of-its kind government nepotism audit to root out corruption and waste, and he has launched numerous smart audits into government operations that have recovered tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Jack has made citizen engagement a priority by bringing in in subject-matter-experts from the local business, nonprofit, MWBE and tech sectors to help shape reform measures. These include the elimination of burdensome fees that prevented small businesses from participating in the contracting process, a new electronic vendor portal and creating real goals for the involvement of MWBEs in government work. He established a nationally recognized “Report It Reform It” tip line so that the public could directly engage with his office on reforming government and created a living wage violation hotline to help ensure government contractors treat their workers fairly.
He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, Energeia Partnership, New Deal Leaders, and Truman National Security Project’s Partnership Program. He earned his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to being elected Comptroller, Jack served as Long Beach City Manager. He helped put the City on the road to recovery from the brink of a financial crisis and led rebuilding and resiliency efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
He previously served as the Town of Brookhaven’s Chief Deputy Town Supervisor, helping stop the abuse of taxpayer dollars on no-bid contracts, patronage, and scandals. Jack lives in Long Beach, NY with his wife, Joan, and children, Sage and Oz.