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Newsday newsday.com 13 Jan, 2022 01:45 am

Blakeman keeps two-thirds of Curran top staff

Blakeman keeps two-thirds of Curran top staff
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman's administration has retained nearly two-thirds of the political appointees from Democrat Laura Curran's administration, including county lawyers, and assessment

In November, the Blakeman transition team sought resignations from the county's 308 nonunion employees — standard practice during administration changes.The transition team said employees who wanted to stay in their jobs could reapply for them.My transition team and I have worked for months to assemble the most qualified and hard working staff to best serve the residents of Nassau County," Blakeman said in a statement.i pShare Tweet Email Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman's administration has retained nearly two-thirds of the political appointees from Democrat Laura Curran's administration, including county lawyers, and assessment and budget officials, county records show.

Blakeman also kept on Chief Medical Examiner Tamara Bloom, who makes $213,599 annually, and Tatum Fox, a deputy county executive for public safety under Curran whose salary is $160,000.Laveman previously had led the county Assessment Review Commission, which decides assessment appeals challenges, under Curran and former Republican County Executive Edward Mangano.

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