Nassau County Legis. Francis Becker, R-Lynbrook, recently announced that he will seek a congressional bid to New York's 4th district, two years after
The Lynbrook lawmaker still needs to gain the Republican nomination for the election. Becker will square off against Frank Scaturro, whom he defeated in 2010 for the nomination. Party primary elections are scheduled for June 26.
The 4th Congressional District under a redistricting plan by a three-judge Federal Court panel. The entire Wantagh community had previously been covered by Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford.
“The overwhelming support I’ve received during the petitioning period has been tremendous," Becker said. "I’m extremely grateful to all my campaign volunteers, as well as each and every Committeeperson, who helped carry my designating petition throughout Nassau County...We’re gaining the momentum we need to trounce my primary opponent and then outperform our underachieving Congresswoman at the polls."
McCarthy for a bid to the 4th Congressional District seat, 89,828 votes to 77,483.
Becker is a long-time Lynbrook resident and graduate of He is the first elected representative of the 6th Legislative District in the Nassau County Legislature, and has been re-elected for nine consecutive terms. Becker won , capturing 69 percent of the vote.
Candidates for Congress in New York’s 4th Congressional District needed to submit a minimum of 938 valid petition signatures on the major party lines, Becker submitted more than 13,200, while McCarthy submitted just 2,800, according to a release. McCarthy declined to comment.
“The petitioning process is not easy, especially in New York,” Becker said. “However, I’m humbled to be gaining traction among our neighbors. I never imagined we’d be five times more successful than my opponent, who has been part of the Washington establishment for the better part of almost two decades.”
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