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Candidate Profile: Nassau County Legis. Francis Becker

A look at the Nassau County lawmaker running for the 4th Congressional District.

Name: Francis Becker

Hometown: Lynbrook

Party: Republican

Bio: Since 1996, Becker has represented Nassau County's 6th Legislative District, which includes Lynbrook, Malverne, North Lynbrook, most of Valley Stream and East Rockaway, south Rockville Centre and portions of North Valley Stream and Oceanside.

Becker, who considers himself a "fiscal conservative," is a Certified Financial Planner and president of Becker & Associates Planning Services. He's been married to his wife, Clementine, for nearly four decades, and is both a father and grandfather. He's also held leadership roles with the New York #1 Elks Lodge, served as a former Lynbrook Titans coach, and is a member of the Holy Name Society, the Mom and Dads Club of Lynbrook High School, the Knights of Columbus and other community organizations.

When Becker first ran for the 4th Congressional seat in 2010, he failed to unseat incumbent Carolyn McCarthy, but vows to accomplish this in the 2012 election.

Education:
Becker is a graduate of Lynbrook High School, Nassau Community College and Hofstra University, where he studied Business Finance.

Opponent: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-Mineola and Frank Scaturro, C-New Hyde Park

District: The 4th Congressional District includes Baldwin, East Meadow, East Rockaway, Elmont, the Five Towns, Lynbrook, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Garden City, Hempstead, Malverne, Mineola, Carle Place, New Hyde Park, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Uniondale, Valley Stream, West Hempstead, Bellmore, Merrick, Long Beach and Westbury.

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 Tara Conry
Robert Demarco October 02, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Don't know much about him other than he is amember of the useless Nassau County Legislature, which always votes 10-9. Some choice between him and McCarthy. I am glad that Peter King will still represent me.
Vincent October 03, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Robert Demarco: If you don't qualify to have any skin in this game why do you find a need to comment here? Wait, I think I know but just in case I'm wrong I'll let you reply.
Robert Demarco October 03, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Just stimulating discussion and exercising my right of free speech, while I still have that right. Hope that answers it for you.
Robert Demarco October 03, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Vincent, I would love to hear your thoughts, to see if you ,really know.
linda smith October 10, 2012 at 02:33 PM
There is Frank Scaturro, the Conservative candidate -- vote for Frank. I have no confidence in anyone else.
Angela Trudio October 10, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Scaturro is a fiscal liberal - his campaign is over a quarter of a million dollars in debt - how can you trust him with the economy if his own finances are so bad.
linda smith October 10, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Really? Show me the evidence for your statement. Look at Fran Becker -- a met who cannot seem to get to any debate -- a man hiding -- because he does not want to be held accountable to anyone -- he does not want to answer any questions or let anyone know who he is because he's hiding behind the corrupt GOP in Nassau County. And there you have it.
linda smith October 10, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Any ideas about the size of Fran Becker's debt? I'm waiting for an answer to that question.
linda smith October 10, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Show me the evidence for your statement on Scaturro. Look at Fran Becker -- a met who cannot seem to get to any debate -- a man hiding -- because he does not want to be held accountable to anyone -- he does not want to answer any questions or let anyone know who he is because he's hiding behind the corrupt GOP in Nassau County. And there you have it.
Teddy Presti October 10, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Linda - look up Scaturro's campaign filings on the federal website. He is up to his eyeballs in a quarter of a million dollars debt for his campaign. We cant have him run the country like he runs his campaign
linda smith October 10, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Teddy -- Obviously you are one of Silent Fran's operatives. To be accurate, Becker's old debts from his last unsuccessful run against McCarthy are being offset by his new treasure chest. Furthermore, I have yet to hear from any of Becker's operatives as to why he does not show up at debates. And, to be current, his recent tagging of his banners on Camp Avenue in Merrick and Bellmore are illegal and if prosecuted subject to a criminal misdemeanor. Hmm, if Mr. Becker cannot act within the law in his campaign, how can we expect him to uphold the law. Finally, Scaturro's finances are currently being paid.
John Livngton October 10, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Linds - yes Scaturro's debts are dragging down his campaing. goood thing for you to point out that not only is he nearly a quarter million in debt but the debt has been there for years and continues. WIth a poor record like that we could necer have a fiscal liberal like Frank scaturro as a congressman.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Correct, Becker's inability to raise funds to pay his debts from his unsuccessful attempt several years ago is something voters are aware of. And, that Becker is using his current treasure chest to pay off the loans from his last unsuccessful attempt is disturbing to the vast majority of voters. It seems he is copying the Obama Administration and their spending sprees. Also, illegally placing political posters and signs on public property is punishable in court as a criminal misdeameanor. This is not the kind of person we want in Congress, I agree.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Becker is not the kind of person we want in Congress, I agree.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Becker is disrespectful -- does not show up at debates, ignores the voters, irrespomsible with money. Not the person you want to elect to Congress.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Becker is unethical and is paying for his previous campaign debts with his new treasure chest. Voters betware of politician Becker who cannot manage his debts. He's on a spending spree like the Obama Administration.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Becker is unethical and is paying for his previous campaign debts with his new treasure chest. Voters betware of politician Becker who cannot manage his debts. He's on a spending spree like the Obama Administration.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Becker is unethical and is paying for his previous campaign debts with his new treasure chest. Voters betware of politician Becker who cannot manage his debts. He's on a spending spree like the Obama Administration.
Al Dennen October 11, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Obviously it is time to get a true family man conservative like Fran Becker into office. Fran can beat McCarthy and is the true Conservative we need in these times
Al Dennen October 11, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Scaturro has shown he cant handle a budget and runs up debts he cant afford. He is not a Conservative. The only conservative on the ballot is Fran Becker.
Robert Demarco October 11, 2012 at 11:46 AM
You people all sound like a bunch of negative political ads. If you are going to stump for your candidate, don't be so obvious.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Liberal Becker and his overwhelming debt from his first campaign and now repaying it with the funds from his current campaign. Becker never showing up for debates, he is hiding his Liberal Agenda.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Liberal Becker and his overwhelming debt from his first campaign and now repaying it with the funds from his current campaign. Becker never showing up for debates, he is hiding his Liberal Agenda.
Arlene Rodgers October 11, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Scaturro is being crushed under his nearly $250,000 camapign debt load. Not a waya afiscal conservative runs a campaign. VOte for teh only Conservative in the race - Vote Becker.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Liberal Becker cannot get to a debate. He was scheduled to debate at Nassau Community College on Tuesday, 10/9, but was a no show -- instead, he was at the Carltun begging for votes and money.
linda smith October 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Begging for money Becker ...... Not the kind of guy you want in Congress -- paying for his last run with his current treasure chest.

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