Zebrowski’s son says he will run in May 1 special election

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tjndc5-5b5sxphi1c93icbrldu_thumbnail.jpgKenneth P. Zebrowski Jr., son of the late Assemblyman Kenneth P. Zebrowski, announced today that he will seek election to the 94th Assembly District. Assemblyman Zebrowski died March 18 from complications of liver disease less than four months into his second term.

The governor’s office announced today that a special election will be held May 1 to fill the seat.

“We care about a lot of the same things,” Zebrowski Jr. said today, noting that he’d like to continue his father’s work on HMO reform and relief for North Rockland taxpayers.

Zebrowski Jr. served on the County Legislature for a year in 2005 after being appointed to his father’s old seat when the elder Zebrowski was first elected to the Assembly. The younger Zebrowski then lost his seat in November 2005 to now Legislator Ed Day, R-New City.

Former Clarkstown Town Board Member Ann Marie Smith also said today that she’s interested in running for the position.

Day said he’s received phone calls encouraging him to run also, but is not ready to make a decision yet. But, “I really find all this timing very curious,” he said. “I find it remarkable that these announcements come almost within an hour of each other.”

(Kenneth P. Zebrowski Jr. on the campaign trail in 2005. Photo by Vincent DiSalvio/The Journal News)

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