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Islanders Fans Don’t Forget What Kate Murray Did

UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 11: Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray answers questions at a press conference that announced a referendum that will build a new arena and keep the Islanders in place through 2045 during a press conference at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 11, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - MAY 11: Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray answers questions at a press conference that announced a referendum that will build a new arena and keep the Islanders in place through 2045 during a press conference at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 11, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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During election time, New York Islanders fans are certainly not one to forget how much Kate Murray set back this franchise.

Ah, election day, an American pastime where people have the opportunity to vote for representation in their government. For New York Islanders fans, it’s also a time where fans seek revenge for what Nassau County politicians did to prevent the team from staying on Long Island.

The perfect example is with Kate Murray. Murray was the Supervisor during the time when the Islanders were trying to pass the Light House Project. That project would’ve developed the area around Nassau Coliseum, she opposed this idea.

Due to this, and numerous other circumstances along the way, the Isles were forced to pack up and move to Brooklyn, something the fans and team didn’t want to do, and Isles fans remembered that at the polls.

That same year she ran for District Attorney. It didn’t go well for her, as Madeline Singas won the election by 16 percentage points, a landslide of more than 30,000 votes. Islanders fans don’t forget.

Now, Murray is back trying to run for public office as she is running for the Town Clerk’s position. She seems to think Islander fans won’t use their bias when voting this time around. I’m not so sure on that one.

I’m not here to get into political beliefs or none of that nonsense, all I’m saying is when it comes to Islander fans they don’t forget. Kate Murray, and John Tavares for that matter, aren’t remembered fondly on Long Island. I would be surprised if she won tonight.

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