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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Town clerk candidates promise service and integrity
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Nasrin Ahmad, left, and Jasmine Garcia-Vieux, right, are running for the Town of Hempstead clerk's position,
Jasmine Garcia-Vieux

Democrat, Challenger

Age: 36

Lives in: Levittown

Career: Attorney and managing associate at Smith & Brink, P.C., 2008-present; Mergers and acquisitions official at Citigroup, 2000-08

Political Experience: First time running for political position 

Family: Husband, Ashley; children, Jaden, Nicolas and Mason

Other organizations: Member of the Nassau County Bar Association; Member of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association; Member of the New York Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units; Legislative Committee member of the Summit Lane Elementary School PTA

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM EACH CANDIDATE

Why did you decide to run for this position? 

Nasrin Ahmad: When the position became available, the leadership asked me if I was available to take it on. I said, “These are my friends and my colleagues, and I would love to continue working with them in addition to serving all of the people of the town.” First and foremost, this is a service position, and I am here for the residents.  

Jasmine Garcia-Vieux: I am running for office because I live and work in the Town of Hempstead, and therefore have a vested interest in what happens in the community. It is important for us as residents to have legislative voice, but it is just as important to have someone you trust in office local government. That is why I decided to run. I am committed to making the residents’ voices heard. 

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