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Newsday: Suffolk Sandy task force holds first public hearing

April 11, 2018

A Suffolk County task force is looking at what went right and what went wrong after superstorm Sandy to better prepare for storms to come.

The Suffolk County Superstorm Sandy Review Task Force held its first public hearing Wednesday night at Stony Brook University with three more set for Lindenhurst, Medford and Southampton.

“This is looking at, did people get the help they needed and why, five years later, are people still trying to rebuild and get back in their homes?” said Joshua Slaughter, an aide to the Suffolk legislature’s presiding officer, DuWayne Gregory (D-Copiague), who created the task force along with Legis. Kara Hahn (D-Setauket). Its four working groups, on emergency response, resiliency, recovery and infrastructure, will develop recommendations for a report by December.


Newsday: DuWayne Gregory wants Peter King to return Harendra Singh donations

March 28, 2018

Democratic congressional contender DuWayne Gregory on Wednesday called on veteran GOP Rep. Peter King to return or turn over to charity $5,000 in contributions given to him by the star prosecution witness in the ongoing Nassau corruption trial, Harendra Singh.

Gregory, the Suffolk Legislature’s presiding officer, also demanded that King “come clean” about his ties to Singh and “serious allegations of pay-to-play corruption.”


Newsday: DuWayne Gregory gets two more minor party ballot lines

March 25, 2018

Two more minor parties have announced their backing of the Suffolk Legislature’s Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory in November’s congressional election against Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) as Gregory competes with activist Liuba Grechen Shirley for the Democratic nomination.

The Women’s Equality and Independence parties endorsed Gregory last week. Gregory’s minor-party endorsements — the Working Families Party announced for him this month — ensures Gregory will have three lines in November’s election against King, regardless of the Democratic primary outcome.


Newsday: DuWayne Gregory wins Working Families backing for Congress

March 4, 2018

The Working Families Party, which has played an increasingly potent role in local candidate selection, is backing the Suffolk Legislature’s presiding officer DuWayne Gregory in his second congressional bid against Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford).

“I think people understand I have a track record working on issues that’s not just theoretical,” said Gregory. “I also have name recognition and experience on issues important to people and have shown I can get the job done.”


Long Island Herald: Race for 2nd C.D. seat heats up

February 8, 2018

“My parents taught me the importance of giving back to your community and your country,” Gregory said. “I will fight every day to make sure that Long Island families, our children and our children’s children have the opportunity to live the American dream.”


Long Island Business News: Gregory: Long Island must fight federal offshore drilling plan

January 29, 2018

As Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, I am committed to fighting to prevent offshore drilling and to protecting our residents, our coastline and our economy from this environmentally destructive plan that has the potential to cause irreparable damage to Long Island’s coastal resources.


WSHU: Suffolk Lawmaker Gregory To Run For Congress

January 17, 2018

“It’s time we had a representative who stood up to the extremist and bigoted leadership in Washington and stood up for Long Island families.”


Newsday: Suffolk Legis. DuWayne Gregory wants to challenge Rep. Peter King

January 16, 2018

Gregory called King “ineffective” for failing to block the Republican tax plan signed into law last year. The law reduces the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which Gregory said will hurt Long Island homeowners.

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