North Bellmore resident Ed Kraus is running for Nassau County Legislator in the 13th Legislative District. Ed attended Chaminade High School, Nassau Community College and St. John's University. He is a graduate of the New York State Fire Academy, has worked as a career firefighter since 2004 and as a Second Deputy Chief Instructor at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy since 2008. Ed is also a proud member of the International Association of Firefighters, New York State Professional Firefighters Association, and the Nassau County Professional Firefighters Association - Local 1588
Ed has also been a member of the North Bellmore Fire Department for many years. He has served there as a Lieutenant (2004-2007), Captain (2007-2008), and Chief (2008-2012). In 2012 he was elected to the position of Commissioner of the North Bellmore Fire District, which he currently serves as. In addition, Ed is also the Chairman of the Nassau County 6th Battalion Fire Chiefs Association. He is also a member of the Nassau County, New York State and International Associations of Fire Chiefs.
Both Ed, and his wife, Jennifer Sharkey Kraus, are both lifelong North Bellmore residents. They continue to reside there, where they are raising their two sons, Edward and Joseph.