LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING -
After more than two years of studying, debating, drawing and redrawing, a new county legislative district map was adopted earlier this year, passed by the legislature along a party line vote with 10 Republicans supporting and nine Democrats opposing the re-districting plan. The districts in our area have been greatly affected. Democratic opposition to the new map was in part based on how the new district lines pitted two sets of incumbent Democrats against each other, and gave the GOP a good opportunity pick up the 18th District seat.
Currently the North Shore School District area is divided between two districts - the 11th which includes Glenwood Landing, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn and Port Washington, and the 18th which includes Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Glen Cove, and the Brookvilles. The new 11th District stretches along the shores of Hempstead Harbor from Port Washington to Glen Cove. As a result, Sea Cliff and Glen Cove will now be in the 11th. The 18th was pushed eastward and includes Glen Head, the Brookvilles, Locust Valley, Bayville and Oyster Bay.
These changes pushed two Democratic incumbents, Wayne Wink of East Hills and Delia Deriggi-Whitton of Glen Cove into the same district. Mr. Wink chose not to seek re-election and initially announced that he would be running for County Comptroller. After Howard Weitzman, who had served as Comptroller from 2002-2010, announced that he would be seeking to get his old job back, Mr. Wink bowed out of the race and is now running for the position of North Hempstead Town Clerk. Ms. Deriggi-Whitton, who formerly represented the 18th District, is now running to represent the 11th and is not facing a primary opponent. She will run against Republican John DiMascio of Glen Cove in the general election this November. In the 18th District, Democrat Dave Gugerty of Bayville will be running against Republican Donald MacKenzie of Oyster Bay.
County Legislative Districts for Northern Nassau County (Adopted 2003, in effect 2004-13)
Delia-Deriggi Whitton (D - Glen Cove) currently represents the 18th District and Wayne Wink Jr. (D- East Hills) the 11th.
County Legislative Districts for Northern Nassau County (Adopted 2013, in effect 2014-2023)
Note the changes to the 11th and 18th Districts. Wayne Wink is not seeking re-election and Delia Deriggi-Whitton is the Democratic nominee for his 11th district seat. She will be facing off against Republican John DiMascio in the general election. In the 18th, it will be Democrat Dave Gugerty versus Republican Donald MacKenzie on November 5th.