(MINEOLA, NY) February 11, 2021 - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran issued an executive order that widens the scope of an historic order that she issued in 2018, prohibiting members of the County Executive’s top staff, including department heads, commissioners and deputies, from contributing to her political campaign. The new order expands this important campaign finance rule, in order to further promote a professional government workforce that is free of partisan political pressure, corruption and favoritism, to include all “Non-Contract” Ordinance employees within the County Executive branch of government. The new order effectively covers all employees appointed to their position by the County Executive.
“Taking the politics out of government has been a top priority since I took office. This is yet another step towards ensuring the best people in our government are serving the public and free from even the perception of undue influence,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
Nassau County Executive Curran’s administration also made clear to all affected employees that they are prohibited from soliciting others for campaign contributions, as well as reimbursing third parties who may elect to contribute money.
“We are going to continue doing things differently, which will hopefully serve as a model for other local governments in Nassau and counties across New York,” said County Executive Curran.
In 2018, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran became the first County Executive in New York State history to issue this common-sense reform.