Blakeman Inaugurated as Nassau Executive in Ceremony Amid Covid Surge


Republican Bruce Blakeman has officially taken the reins as Nassau County executive, marking a tonal shift in county leadership from his predecessor Laura Curran, a Democrat who served since 2018 and helped lead Nassau through the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Blakeman was inaugurated on Monday at a ceremony of about 400 attendees at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. In a speech, he doubled down on his campaign promise to keep Nassau safe from crime, as well as his more recent decision to not enforce New York State’s Covid mask mandates in businesses.