The Green Party of Nassau County at its February meetings formally endorsed two candidates for United States Congress and also elected local party officers. County Chair Joseph Naham was endorsed as the Green Party candidate for Congressional District 4, running against incumbent Kathleen Rice. Harry R. Burger was endorsed for Congressional District 2, the seat currently held by Peter King, who is retiring.
Nassau County Green Party Chair Naham of Long Beach, Secretary Jim Brown of Island Park and Treasurer Allan Hunter of New Hyde Park were each reelected to their current offices for a second two-year term.
Naham is a full time father and caregiver to his two-year-old son, and a lifelong resident of Long Beach. He previously ran on the Green Party line for Long Beach City Council and for the New York State Assembly. His campaign will focus on the Green New Deal, immigration reform, and opposing military war and economic war.
Burger is a mechanical design engineer, and also runs a small business making custom wax seals. This is his first bid for public office. He is a lifelong resident of Long Island, currently living in Deer Park. Burger is the Green Party of Suffolk County's town representative for the Town of Babylon. His campaign will focus on the Green New Deal, single payer healthcare for all, and prioritizing the needs of real people above the corporations who control the major parties. Congressional District 2 straddles the southern half of the Nassau County-Suffolk County border. Burger is seeking the Green Party of Suffolk's endorsement at its upcoming general membership meeting.