Babylon Democrats News

Joe Dujmic: Important Storm Information


Governor Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone have both declared states of emergency in advance of the approach of what could be an unprecedented storm system converging on our area.

It has been my experience in working for Suffolk County that we have an outstanding level of emergency preparedness and response -- both from professional law enforcement and emergency managers, and our dedicated volunteer first responders. I urge you and your families to consider the following:

-Visit either the county ( or state ( emergency preparedness web pages. Here you can access up-to-the minute information on evacuation routes, shelter locations and storm surge maps.
-You will also find information on the steps you will need...| read more ››

Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff's PBA Endorse Joe Dujmic


With less than two weeks remaining until Election Day, Joe Dujmic's campaign for State Assembly announced they have receieved a key endorsement from the Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association.

The Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs are sworn police officers under the New York State Criminal Procedure Law. They attend the Suffolk County Police Academy along with Suffolk County police recruits and receive the same New York State Police Training Council Police Officer Certification (MPTC). Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs perform a vast array of responsibilities including: civil enforcement; domestic violence; warrant squad; marine and aviation bureaus; and highway enforcement. Members also participate in numerous multi-agency police and federal task forces, and gang prevention programs.

Responding to the endorsement, Mr....|

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli Endorses Joe Dujmic


Joe Dujmic's campaign for State Assembly was pleased to announce that they have received the endorsement of New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Comptroller DiNapoli stated: "As a former Assemblyman, I know that the job requires a tireless advocate in Albany for the people back home, and Joe Dujmic has exhibited the knowledge and the dedication to be that advocate for the people of the 10th Assembly District and Long Island. I look forward to having Joe Dujmic as a colleague in state government, working together to eliminate waste and inefficiency."

In response to Comptroller DiNapoli's endorsement, Mr. Dujmic stated: "I am honored to receive the endorsement of Comptroller DiNapoli, someone who throughout his career has always stood on...| read more ››

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 ››