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Joe Dujmic Receives Endorsement of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer for Assembly

Joe with Sen. Chuck Schumer

Joe Dujmic, candidate for the 10th Assembly District, today received the endorsement of United States Senator Charles Schumer.

"Our hard-working families on Long Island need a strong advocate in the State Assembly. They need someone who will be an independent voice; someone who will be a tireless representative and someone who will fight for their best interests. Joe Dujmic is the right choice for New York's 10th Assembly District and I wholeheartedly endorse him." -- Senator Chuck Schumer

"Senator Schumer knows the concerns of middle class taxpayers and is a hard-working advocate who went to the halls of government for one reason: to make a change for the better. I am deeply honored that Senator Schumer has endorsed my candidacy...| read more ››

Newsday Endorses Rich Schaffer for Town of Babylon Supervisor


On October 17th, Newsday endorsed Rich Schaffer for Town of Babylon Supervisor. See below for text of their endorsement.

Editorial: Elect Schaffer for Babylon supervisor

As if to prove that you can come home again, Babylon Supervisor Richard Schaffer is back at his former job and reveling in it.

The town board appointed him to the job this year to fill the vacancy left when Steve Bellone was elected Suffolk County executive. Now Schaffer is running for the one year left on Bellone's term.

As he did at the end of his 1992-2001 tour as supervisor, Schaffer, 48, of North Babylon, wears two hats: supervisor and chairman of the Suffolk County Democratic Committee. That raises the question: Can he handle...| read more ››

The Politics of Fear


Americans are born of immigrants. From the Jamestown colony to the barrios of our major cities, many people have come to the United States to build a better life, not just for themselves, but for future generations.

Immigrants bring their customs, culture and religions with them; because of this, our country has become a beautiful tapestry, made up of people who really want the same thing for their children.| read more ››

Joe Dujmic: Statement on the Passing of Assemblyman James Conte


I am saddened to learn of the passing of Assemblyman James Conte and extend my deepest condolences to his family.

Jim Conte dedicated a lifetime to serving the people of Huntington, Babylon and all of Long Island. He leaves a lasting legacy in working to protect the Long Island Sound, and to promote organ and tissue donation, and his career is a model of public service and community advocacy.

Please keep Jim Conte's family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Joe Dujmic
Candidate - 10th Assembly District|

Joe Dujmic Calls for Transparency in LIPA Power Supply Agreement


Huntington Station, NY - New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic today called upon the Long Island Power Authority to release the full details of its recently announced Amended and Restated Power Supply Agreement (PSA) with National Grid, and delay implementation of the agreement until it can be coordinated with the utility's 2010 Request for Proposals for new power generation.

Dujmic also said that the long-term goal for LIPA should be to "maximize the use of renewable, Green Power sources."

Transparency and Full Details Needed

"An agreement of this magnitude deserves full transparency, with adequate time for public scrutiny and analysis by elected officials and ratepayer advocacy groups," said Dujmic.

"Right now, all we have is a...|

On the Right Path


Earlier this year, a Blue Ribbon task force that I appointed to examine Suffolk County’s budget crisis informed us that we were facing a three-year budget deficit of $530 million – a shocking number that was far worse than we could have imagined.

With your support, we have taken the tough measures needed to pull our county out of this mess and avert a fiscal disaster. In just the past few weeks, I am proud to say that we have taken important steps to move Suffolk County forward including unanimous, bipartisan support for a contract with the PBA. And I am particularly proud to say something many thought unthinkable several months ago—I introduced a balanced budget which stays within the...| read more ››

Rich Schaffer Receives Important Endorsements In Supervisor Race


In the race for Town of Babylon Supervisor, Rich Schaffer has received endorsements from the following important groups and organizations:

The Coalition of Suffolk Police Unions

Suffolk County Correction Officers Association

Suffolk County Probation Officers Association

Suffolk County Superior Officers Association

Suffolk County Detective Investigators Police Benevolent Association|

Dujmic Campaign Announces Key Addition to Campaign


Huntington Station, NY - New York State Assembly candidate Joe Dujmic announced today that Jennifer Maertz has been added to his growing campaign team in the 10th Assembly District.

Ms. Maertz, a practicing insurance litigation attorney, ran for New York State Senate in eastern Suffolk in 2010. Despite entering that race late in the campaign cycle, Ms. Maertz made a strong challenge to an entrenched incumbent -- her vote total was in the top four of the 17 races the incumbent has run over three decades.

"Jennifer Maertz brings considerable experience not only as a volunteer on a number of political campaigns, but as a former candidate herself," said Dujmic. "I am excited to have someone of her caliber and...| read more ››

Social Security is Secure…Let’s Keep it That Way


Social Security works, as it always has, for over 75 years. It is an insurance program that has provided benefits to millions of American workers since it was created by Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Social Security’s opponents called it socialism from the beginning. It is not socialism; it is insurance. People pay into the program their entire working lives to insure they are not poor when they reach their older years and can no longer work. People who are older, people who are disabled, people who have lost a parent need Social Security to stay out of poverty.

Since 1981, more workers have been pushed into defined-contribution retirement plans not a defined benefit plan. The difference between...| read more ››

Suffolk County Probation Officers Association Endorses Joe Dujmic


Joe Dujmic's campaign for State Assembly has announced they have receievd the endorsement of the Suffolk County Probation Officers Association.

Probation Officers supervise approximately 14,000 individuals in the community; including juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony offenders. In addition, they conduct about 8,000 investigations annually to assist the courts in determining sentence. The members monitor approximately 400 registered sex offenders, play an integral role in Suffolk's anti-gang initiatives, and perform 24 hour monitoring of offenders through electronic monitoring and GPS technology.

In response to the endorsement, Mr. Dujmic stated: "I would like to thank the Suffolk County Probation Officers Association for their hard work and dedication to our community. These men and women protect our communities and children from falling prey...| read more ››