- DISTRICT: 5
- REGION: Long Island
- GOVERNMENT BODY: New York State Senate
- YEAR: 2020
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
Senator Jim Gaughran is running for reelection to represent State Senate District 5. Gaughran has represented his district since 2018 and continues to drive the environmental political agenda in the Senate. Last year, Gaughran sponsored the S3337-C Bill, which extends the statute of limitations for public water suppliers and wholesale water suppliers to prosecute on grounds of injury. Bill S3337-C was passed in November, 2019. He has also worked on community projects aimed at creative zoning changes, recycling programs and protecting drinking water by removing contaminants from aquifers. Gaughran received 100% in the 2019 State Environmental Scorecard.