Assemblyman Brian Curran was unanimously elected Executive Leader of the Lynbrook Republican Committee in a vote of the organization’s committeemen and women. Curran takes over from Nassau County Legislator Fran Becker, who had stepped down after serving in that capacity for over a decade. Lynbrook Mayor William Hendrick was also elected Deputy Executive Leader.
Members of the Becker Family had served as Executive Leader of the Lynbrook Republican Committee for close to forty years. “The Becker Family has a long history in Lynbrook and in Republican politics; as the new Republican leader here, I am looking forward to building upon their accomplishments," said Assemblyman Brian Curran, who pointed to Legislator Fran Becker, former Assemblyman Gregory Becker and Robert Becker, the three immediately previous Lynbrook Republican Executive Leaders. Former Congressman Frank Becker and former Mayor Francis X. Becker, Sr. also had large involvement with the organization.
Curran expressed optimism at growing the Lynbrook Republican organization under his watch. “I’m committed to building and growing the Lynbrook Republican Committee and a Lynbrook Republican Club because so many people in our hometown embrace the principles of individualism, hard work and opportunity. So many middle class families and seniors in our beautiful community believe in these ideals; they help bring good government. The Republican message is one that resonates across dinner tables and through pocketbooks and wallets across our village,” said Curran.
Reflecting on his new role, Curran said "My Dad, who came to this country from Ireland when he was 24 years old, and my Mom moved from Brooklyn and bought their first and only house in Lynbrook, right on Christabel Street. I always looked at my parents as real life examples of what Republican principles of individualism, personal responsibility and hard work can do. As my father experienced first hand, when you set a goal and work hard, you can accomplish anything for yourself, your family and our country."
Assemblyman Curran also stressed that he hoped the Lynbrook Republican Club would return to its community-based participation in the area, including sponsoring various organizations like Lynbrook Little League, offering scholarships for students who are excelling academically and providing ways to enhance the community’s quality of life for neighbors of every age.
“I was born and raised in Lynbrook. Getting elected mayor of our village was one of the best jobs I ever had, as is representing every neighbor up in Albany with Senator Dean Skelos. It’s truly an honor and privilege to have been elected Republican Executive Leader of Lynbrook. I look forward to having neighbors get involved with what I know will soon be a more active community organization fighting to improve our quality of life while making Lynbrook an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” Curran said.