Friday, August 27, 2010

On the Campaign Trail-George Martin's Rockville Centre

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to George Martin’s in Rockville Centre. The evening was a success with excellent food and an even better crowd.

You could smell change in the air, not the type of change that President Obama preached about two years ago, but change that is needed. Fran spoke to the crowd ensuring them that change is on the way. “I will tell Nancy Pelosi, No!” he said. That’s a change everyone can appreciate.

A special thanks to Don Steinert and John DeGrace for hosting the event. Also, a special thanks to the staff of George Martin’s for a great evening. Don't forget to visit

Becker Secures Conservative Line for General Election

Fran Becker received word from his attorney yesterday afternoon that Frank Scaturro lost his appeal to challenge him in a Conservative Primary. Becker has officially been awarded the endorsement of the Conservative Party by the Court of Appeals.

Fran Becker will now have at least 3 lines, the Conservative, the Independence and the Tax Revolt parties on the November ballot and looks forward to winning the Republican Primary on September 14th to challenge Rep. Carolyn McCarthy for the 4th Congressional District of New York. Don't forget to visit

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Post from Alexandria Hein

The photographs, pictures, awards and various other patriotic memorabilia that decorate the walls of Legislator Fran Becker’s usual business office were perhaps foreshadowing the change to come.

Today his usual work documents and cliental information for Becker & Associates has been replaced. It’s been moved to another office, and in the place of his usual employees are his supporters. We chat with each other easily, happily going about the work that comes with a campaign, the kind that relies on the support of volunteers.

Our common denominator, Fran Becker, walks in and out of the various rooms, quickly stopping to have a conversation with us here or there, his daughters each came in from out of state and stop to introduce themselves to us. His adorable grandchildren shyly turn the corner and decide whether to wave hi or sneak back behind mom.

Why are we here? Why did I, at 21, struggle out of bed this morning (okay I was late but I got here and it is a Saturday morning)? Because we believe in the message behind Becker’s campaign. We know that he has more intelligence and pride in his country than his opponents. We are here because he makes sense in a world that is becoming increasingly confusing.

His message is clear and concise and when you listen to him talk about it- you have to believe him. His five-point plan for our state and country looks great, but I want to also point out for you that he knows how to make it work. Legislator Becker is a Certified Financial Planner, he knows how to implement a system, and he knows how to create a sensible, successful, path for a long journey.

This is why today, on a sunny Saturday morning, his headquarters is packed with buzzing and excited supporters. It’s why at the break table everyone stands around talking about his plethora of support from his district. It’s why we all hail from different parts of Nassau County, united to elect him.

-Alexandria Hein

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

On the Campaign Trail-Cabo Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who came out to Cabo in Rockville Centre last night to support Fran.

After an excellent dinner, Fran spoke to friends, family, and supporters reassuring that come November, "We are taking our country back!"

A special thanks to Steven DelVecchio and Doug Quaranto and the entire Cabo staff for a great evening. Don't forget to check out pictures from Cabo at

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

On the Campaign Trail-Eisenhower Park and Cantiague Park

Eisenhower Park was packed with nearly 15,000 people that showed up for KC and the Sunshine Band on Saturday night. Fran Becker was the opening act and sang the National Anthem. Before the performance, Fran and his team made their way through the packed crowd greeting fans.

On Sunday, Fran and his campaign team made their way back to Eisenhower Park for Nassau County Executive’s 1st Annual Cruise to the Show: Parade and Car Show. The park was bumper to bumper with cars ranging from Model T Fords to 2010 Camaro’s. The show also featured a version of Back to the Future’s DeLorean. He then made his way over to Cantiague Park to hang out with the wonderful members of the Salisbury Republican Club for their summer barbeque.

Fran and his team would like to thank Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Legislature for a great weekend at Eisenhower Park and the Salisbury Republican Club for a wonderful relaxing end to a busy summer weekend. Check out pictures from the weekend at

Friday, August 13, 2010

On the Campaign Trail- Cedarhurst Park

Fran and his team attended "Jewish Night" at the beautiful Cedarhurst Park on Tuesday, August 10th. The evening was full of excitement as Fran and his team greeted the citizens of Cedarhurst, while enjoying comedians and live music.

Highlighting the night was the presentation of certificates of appreciation to members of the community by Mayor Andrew Parise.

Fran and his team would like to thank the people of Cedarhurst for the warm welcome and allowing his campaign team to enjoy the great evening and entertainment at Cedarhurst Park.

Don't forget to check out pictures from the night at

Friday, August 6, 2010


The United States Department of Labor released their "Unemployment Situation Summary" today. Here are a few key disturbing points:

--total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 131,000 in July

--unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.5% (14.6 million persons remain unemployed in the US)

--there were 1.2 million "discouraged workers" in July, that's up almost 400,000 from the year before.  Discouraged workers are those that have stopped looking for a job because they do not believe there are any jobs available for them.

I am sure those discouraged workers along with the rest of the 14.6 million people unemployed in the United States are at least comforted by the fact that they can one day view the pictures of exotic ants that the Federal Government chipped in $1 Million 'Stimulus' dollars to get. Instead of the "Change" Obama promised, they got discouragement. America used to be the place for the discouraged to find hope.

The report also stated that the private sector grew by 71,000 jobs--but there is no reason for celebration. According to the US Chamber of Commerce in their Open Letter to the President, we need 20 million jobs in the next 10 years to re-employ the unemployed and to keep pace with a growing population, in other words, to sustain our economy. That's approximately 166,000 jobs per month--we had less than half of that last month.

Again, the primary source of job creation in this country is small business. They were responsible for ending the recessions in both the early 80s and early 90s. For small businesses to start and flourish, we need legislators to adopt pro-growth tax policies. First and foremost, the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 MUST NOT EXPIRE for anyone. Also, small businesses need credit but banks are hesitant to lend due to the new financial regulations pushed through Congress—small business are literally starving for capital.

The solution to this is in my FIVE POINT PLAN to create jobs. Five important steps to restoring the American Dream; five steps to encourage the discouraged. Carolyn McCarthy has not taken one step towards job creation in the U.S.—what our state and our Country need the most--so it's time for her to go. As a small business owner and a certified financial planner, I have what it takes to get the job done.

As Obama and other Democrats around the Country tout their accomplishments (a.k.a passing unwanted legislation) now and leading up to Election Day, don't be fooled. Americans still need jobs--and they either can't or won't take the steps necessary to create them.  I can and I will.
Fran Becker

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Story That Will Make You Proud to Be An American

      One of the great privileges of being a County Legislator is having many opportunities to meet our local heroes and to express our gratitude for their great work.

This week I went to a press conference at North Shore University/Long Island Jewish Hospital to recognize the outstanding work of Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh. Dr. Alizadeh is a distinguished plastic surgeon based in Garden City who performed four months of treatment on little Waad Baktar.

Waad is 9 years old and from Iraq . He was on his way home from school with his friends when he was nearly blown apart by an IED (improvised explosive device). He was severely burned, lost an eye, an arm, and a leg.

Some of our Troops in Iraq took up the cause of Waad and connected him with Elissa Montanti of Global Medical Relief Fund, who facilitated Waad and his mother's journey to America . She set them up with lodging and coordinated treatment with Shriners Hospital in Pennsylvania , Annette Kirszrot Ocular Prosthetics in New York City , and Dr. Alizadeh.
Waad was fitted with several prosthetics including an eye and replacements for his lost limbs. Dr. Alizadeh miraculously reconstructed Waads face and foot so that this young boy could return home to Iraq with a second chance at life.

Meeting little Waad and his grateful mother was incredibly moving and made me so proud to be an American. I am so proud of our Military Men and Women. They excel at defeating our enemies and protecting our freedom and interests, and at the same time exhibit great love and compassion for those in need. I am proud of our charitable organizations like Elissa Montanti's Global Medical Relief Fund and the Shriners Hospital . We are an extremely generous nation and we have willingly shared our many blessings with the world. I am also tremendously proud of our healthcare system. We are blessed to have the finest Doctors in their fields, like Dr. Alizadeh, the finest medical facilities like North Shore University/LIJ and a system that rewards innovation and progress.

All of these amazing American groups and individuals selflessly worked together to aid one little boy from another land. It is important for future generations that these American institutions that are a force for good and source of hope in the world are preserved.