Articles Tagged ‘David Mejias’


Prom Parties Revive Social Host Law Debate

The smells of suntan lotion, beer and sweat filled the…

Weiner Mess: More Than A Political Nightmare

Anyone who is surprised by the revelation that Congressman Anthony Weiner (I know, it’s impossible to ignore the obvious jokes here) sent lewd photos of…

Power List 2010 Hall of Fame

In 2008, the Long Island Press Power List Hall of Fame welcomed its first class of inductees—people who had made the Power List for five years, people whose power had been clearly established. Now in its third year, the Hall of Fame welcomes eight new members, power players of all stripes: an activist, a PBA president, an outgoing LIPA president but incoming LIA head. And more.

Nassau’s Closing Election Tallies

The final tallies for Nassau’s too-close-to-call Nov. 3 elections are finally in, yet the results are still unofficial until certified by the county Board of Elections. Here are the figures as they stand at the end of the paper ballot count’s final day on Nov. 30:

Republican Legis. Ed Mangano leads incumbent Democratic County Executive Tom Suozzi by 386 votes.

Suozzi Leads Mangano, Recount Next Week

It was not supposed to be like this for Team Suozzi. Not now, not ever. But eight years after taking office, Long Island’s favorite political…

War of Words

The fate of the Nassau County Legislature could boil down to one race: the heated war between two-term Legis. David Mejias (D-Farmingdale) and his Republican challenger, retired county police sergeant Joseph Belesi.

The 14th District, which includes parts of Old Bethpage, Farmingdale, South Farmingdale, North Wantagh, Levittown and the Massapequas, once a Republican stronghold, remains a contested battleground this election. Whoever emerges victorious—barring any other upsets—would decide the balance of power in the county Legislature, either securing the one-vote Democratic majority or tipping the scale to the Republicans. The two combatants have faced off before—Belesi lost his attempt to unseat the Democrat in 2007.