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Newsday newsday.com 25 Nov, 2021 00:30 am

Blakeman team asks Nassau political appointees to resign

More than 300 Nassau County political appointees were asked to resign by Dec. 3 at the request of Christopher McGrath, chairman of Nassau County Executive-elect Bruce Blakeman's transition team. The r

The resignation request stems from the change in administrations from outgoing County Executive Laura Curran, a Democrat, to Blakeman, a Republican member of the Hempstead Town Board.In 2017, Curran transition chairman Thomas Garry requested the resignations of 200-plus employees in then-Republican County Executive Edward Mangano's administration." Earlier in the week McGrath met with Helena Williams, Nassau's chief deputy county executive, along with Arthur Walsh, Blakeman's pick to succeed Williams, and Brian Nevin, a former Mangano aide and current spokesman for the Town of Oyster Bay."As you are aware, the County has begun a transition to the new administration," Chief Deputy County Executive Helena Williams wrote in a memo delivered to more than 300 political appointees on Monday, and obtained by Newsday.

Those who wish to continue in the new administration can apply for jobs." Williams wrote that employees who want to continue to work in the new administration should submit resumes to www.

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