A look at the candidate running for the newly redrawn 19th Assembly District.
: Gary B. PortHometown
: West HempsteadParty
: Gary B. Port was commissioned in the United
States Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps on Dec. 23, 1986. He
served three years on Active Duty at Fort Bliss, TX before returning
to New York in 1990 and became an assistant District Attorney in
Brooklyn. After having prosecuted a number of major crimes, he left the
D.A.’s office for private practice in 1993.
Port is a lieutenant colonel
in the United States Army Reserve, currently assigned to the 78th
Training Division. He is the legal adviser and Ethics Officer to the
Commanding General of the 78th Training Division.
His practice consists of general ligation, approximately 40 percent
of which is family law. He also engages in commercial litigation,
performs business incorporations and represents clients in personal
He defends service members at Courts-martials, assists them in
correcting military records, as well as prosecutes medical malpractice
claims against the Veterans Administration Hospitals.
He is an attorney and partner in a law firm he founded in 2002: Port
and Sava, Scoutmaster. Port is also a founding member of the West
Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, and a family man with four children.
In 2011, Port unsuccessfully ran against Kate Murray for Hempstead Town Supervisor.Education
: Port graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1986.Opponent
: Assemblyman Edward P. Ra
– Republican, Conservative, Independence, Tax Revolt PartyDistrict
: The new 19th Assembly District covers the vast majority of
the old 17th Assembly District under Assemblyman Tom McKevitt. The new
district includes Albertson, Franklin Square, Garden City, Garden City
Park, Glen Head, New Hyde Park, Carle Place, Old Brookville, Old
Westbury, Westbury and Williston Park.Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9
p.m. Visit http://www.vote411.org/pollfinder.php to find your local polling location.
Story by Geoffrey Walter
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