Nassau Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs has just announced that the Nassau County Democrats have lost the majority in the legislature.
Speaking from the podium at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, Jacobs addressed a silent room.
“You have good days in politics and bad days in politics,” says Jay Jacobs.
Legislator Jeff Toback (D-Oceanside) was defeated by challenger Howard Koppel. Incumbents Dave Mejias (D-Farmingdale) and Joe Scannell (D-Baldwin) still hung by a thread and, says Jacobs, are too close to call.
Most shocking was the announcement that County Executive Tom Suozzi’s race against Republican Ed Mangano was “too close to call,” with Mangano leading by more than 4,000 votes.