The South Asian Times

10 December 2017 21:01 PM

Marc Herman endorsed for Oyster Bay Supervisor

Albertson, NY: Indian American Voters Forum of Long Island has endorsed  Marc Herman, the Democratic nominee, for election as Supervisor for the Town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County. This was done after the forum’s panel consisting of prominent Indian community leaders interviewed Herman as well as the Republican incumbent Joseph Saladino. The interviews were aimed to “prescreen the candidates and determine their election platform and experience as well as their understanding of the issues important to the Indian American community,” said Dr. Sunil Mehra, a member of the Forum.

Varinder Bhalla, chairman of the Indian American Voters Forum, moderated the interviews and was joined by Dr. Ajay Lodha, former President of AAPI, Dr. Yashpal Arya, a philanthropist, Animesh Goenka, former President of AIA, and others.

Herman, a successful businessman, formerly President of the Syosset School District and now serving on the faculty and the medical ethics committee of Hofstra School of Medicine said, “I am running for Town Supervisor because I am fed up with corruption and the big mess in our town government, and upset that for decades, the town officials have used our tax dollars as their personal piggy bank. I would fight to end the culture of corruption, ensure complete transparency of all financial matters, end the era of nepotism and patronage and ensure merit based appointments so qualified Indian Americans and other minority groups could serve in the Town government.”

Herman’s opponent, Joseph Saladino was appointed Town Supervisor to replace his longtime predecessor who resigned in January after being arrested on federal corruption charges. Saladino had served as New York State Assemblyman since 2004.

Update: 08 Oct, 2017

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