Articles Tagged ‘Joseph Belesi’


Long Island Elections 2011: Complete Long Island Voters’ Guide

As Long Island struggles amid a seemingly nonexistent economic recovery…

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.

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.