I extend a heartfelt thank you to the voters of the 9th Legislative District for re-electing me to the county legislature. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your legislator.
The election results were especially gratifying in view of the negative campaign waged against me this year. I am especially grateful for my friends and colleagues in government from across the political spectrum who spoke out against the personal attacks. Your support and words of encouragement helped me to remain focused on the major issues confronting our residents and communities in these difficult economic times.
The next two years will be a time of great challenge as our county faces a host of tough problems, from high taxes to a broken assessment system. We must begin to make progress on these and other issues if seniors, working families and young people are going to be able to afford to live here. Together we must meet the challenge of our times and preserve our communities, county and suburban way of life.
Richard J. Nicolello
Nassau County Legislator, 19th L.D.