Douglas Tuman (R-West Hempstead) defeated Cindy Grosz in the 4th Congressional District Republican primary race, with 74 percent of the vote.
Tuman, 39, is now set to challenge U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice in November. An attorney who is also the Town of Hempstead’s engineering commissioner, Tuman told the Herald that among his goals, if elected, would be to improve infrastructure — such as damaged roads and mass transit — in the 4th district.
“These are not national issues. These are local issues that the community cares about,” Tuman said. “Now, in light of Covid-19 and the George Floyd tragedy, my priority is to rebuild our economy and come back stronger, safer and more united than ever before. My priority now is to get things back to normal.”
The 4th district includes Elmont, Baldwin, Bellmore, East Rockaway, East Meadow, the Five Towns, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Garden City, Hempstead, Atlantic Beach, Long Beach, Malverne, Freeport, Merrick, Mineola, Carle Place, New Hyde Park, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Wantagh, West Hempstead, Westbury and parts of Valley Stream.