Peter Schmitt, Presiding Officer and Republican Majority Leader (R-Massapequa) of the Nassau County Legislature

Hands-down Nassau Legislature’s loudest voice and perhaps its most colorful and recognizable personality, Schmitt has been representing county residents since the body was created in 1995 and has served as both Majority and Minority Leader. Whether sounding off against critics during a routine legislative meeting or clarifying the severity of the issue at a public hearing on controversial legislation, count on Schmitt’s booming declarations and animated bouts with Dems to spice things up in the chamber. Also count on his dedication to GOP initiatives he believes offer the best solutions for county residents, no matter their popularity.

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