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Candidate Profile: State Sen. Carl Marcellino

A look at local state lawmaker running for a ninth term in Albany.

Name: Carl Marcellino

Hometown: Syosset

Party: Republican

Bio: Since he took office in 1995, Marcellino has served the fifth district out of Syosset. He beat his last challenger, Larry Silverman, in 2010 with over 60 percent of the district vote. Before his political career in TOBAY, including his time as Town Clerk, he was a school administrator and science teacher. Marcellino has been a supporter of environmental conservation and sposored bills helping with protection of abuse victims, more stringent prescription drug laws, and working against gas price hikes.

Marcellino's accolades include Chairman of the Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Committee, founding member of the State Advisory Board of the National Environmental Policy Institute, former President of the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators and former Co-Chairman of the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference.

Education: Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from New York University, as well as a Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision from St. John's University.

Opponent: David Wright

District: Fifth State Senate District

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