Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Candidates for NYS Assembly District 15

The candidates for the New York State Assembly seat in District 15 are Matt Meng (D) of East Norwich and Mike Montesano (R) of Glen Head.

A special election will be held on February 9 to fill the seat vacated by Rob Walker, who resigned to become Chief Deputy County Executive in the Mangano administration. Ed Mangano (R) was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on January 1.

The 15th Assembly District includes part of Glen Head and Glenwood Landing. Other communities in the district are Bethpage, Brookville, East Garden City, East Hills, East Meadow, East Norwich, Greenvale, Hicksville, Jericho, Lattingtown, Laurel Hollow, Levittown, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Muttontown, New Cassel, Old Brookville, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Plainview, Salisbury, Syosset, Upper Brookville, and Westbury.

To learn whether you live in the 15th Assembly District, contact the Nassau County Board of Elections (516-571-2411) or consult the interactive map maintained by the New York State Board of Elections.


Mr. Ming operates The Little Garage, a BMW specialty shop, in Huntington. Mr. Montesano, an attorney, maintains an office in Glen Cove.

Both men have run for other offices: Mr. Meng for Oyster Bay Town Clerk and New York State Senate; Mr. Montesano for Nassau County Legislature

A former New York City Police Detective and Emergency Medical Technician, Mr. Montesano has been Acting Justice in the Village of Roslyn Harbor since 2003. He was a prosecuting attorney in Roslyn Harbor from 1998 to 2003, has taught law courses at the New York Institute of Technology, and received the Practitioner of the Year award from the Nassau County Criminal Court’s Bar Association.

Mr. Meng has been active in civic affairs for many years. He has been a member of the Nassau County Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board and president of the East Norwich Civic Association and served on the board of the Friends of the Bay. He helped to found and has served on the boards of the Long Island Drinking Water Coalition, United Civic Associations of North Oyster Bay, Long Island Environmental Voters Forum, and STOP Avalon Coalition.

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