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Dean Murray to Run For His Old Assembly Seat

East Patchogue Republican announces his candidacy for his former assembly seat.

Dean Murray wants his old job back.

The former state assemblyman announced Tuesday that he will run for the seat currently held by Democrat Ed Hennessey, who defeated Murray by just a couple hundred votes in 2012. 

"Over the past few months I have had quite a few people urge me to consider running to return to Albany, whether it be in the Senate or Assembly," said Murray, of East Patchogue, in a statement. "I’m proud to say that after seriously considering both, I have decided to follow my heart and run for the seat that I previously held in the NYS Assembly’s 3rd district." 

Murray served one full term in the Assembly after winning a special election in 2010. On Tuesday, he went on the offensive right away against Hennessey, criticizing the former Brookhaven Town councilman for supporting scandal-ridden Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

"He failed at the most basic purpose of his job, which was to deliver to Albany, the message of the good people of the 3rd Assembly district. That message was that this behavior should not be tolerated," Murray said of Hennessey voting to keep Silver as the speaker. 

Hennessey released a statement Wednesday regarding Murray's announcement.

“My priority remains delivering real results for Brookhaven families," he said. "I am committed to fighting for our fair share of school funding; passing an on-time budget that holds the line on spending and providing property tax relief for hardworking families. Now is not the time to worry about politics.” 


Patchogue Snoop February 19, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Mr Dean, Can you please post your resume so we can review your qualifications for this position? Thanks
Archie Bunker February 19, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Yay, another career politician!
Tommy Noble February 20, 2014 at 02:08 AM
He should watch House of Cards and follow Frank Underwood's rise to political power.
Patchogue Snoop February 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Good one....TOMMY. Dean Murray like other local pols....who are you? What qualifications do you have. Gee reminds me of the Eddington Family. Patricia"DWI"Eddington State Hack then TOB Hack and Jack "I want Woodside Ave that passes by my house slowed down and converted to two lanes making a dangerous road even more dangerous." AKA Friend of SCPD paycheck to get PBA job quid pro quo.
Patchogue Snoop February 23, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Dean who?
Patchogue Snoop March 02, 2014 at 07:35 AM
Hello MR Murray. Are you out there?
Dean Murray March 07, 2014 at 06:05 PM
P-Snoop...Feel free to visit my website at www.votedeanmurray.com to learn more. Archie... I've worked in the private sector since I was 15 and have owned my own business for the last 17 years. I was an elected official for 3 years. Career politician? Really??
Patchogue Snoop March 08, 2014 at 06:12 AM
I think he meant you are looking to become a career politician. Apparently, you were voted out of office and came back for more. How can you run a business and serve as a member of the legislature????

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