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Germino Holds Veterans Fundraiser

Nassau Legislature candidate kicks off fundraiser at Stango's.

Glen Cove Resident and Republican candidate for Nassau County Legislature District 18 Robert Germino held a Veterans Fundraiser at on June 30.

The former United States Marine Corps captain is an Iraq veteran, board member of the not-for-profit “Semper4Soldiers.”

Germino said the event was an intimate affair with many familiar faces from his military past as well as a few walk-ins who stopped by to show their support for him and the veterans. 

"The sweet smells and tastes of Italy surrounded us among talks of politics and the future of Nassau," said Germino's campaign manager .

Germino gave spoke on the current state of the economy: “We should not spend beyond our means," he said. "I will ensure that the Nassau County Legislature does not follow the Glen Cove City Council’s lead.  Nassau County cannot afford to be one step above junk bond status as Glen Cove."

Germino – who is currently a member of County Executive Edward Mangano's Staff – was nominated by leader of the Glen Cove Republican Party Paul Meli at Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown on May 24.

Germino is running against Glen Cove City Councilwoman , D-Glen Cove.

Carl Maniscalco July 18, 2011 at 12:01 AM
What a joke. Another phony Republican "fiscal conservative" willing to sell out his constituents to lavish taxpayer money on a billionaire sports owner. Rob "Coliseum Tax" Germino is just another in a long line of GOP Mondello-approved hacks. If he gets in, he'll just be another lapdog vote with Schmitt, Ciotti, and all the rest.
Phil Tommarchi July 18, 2011 at 12:10 AM
I want to give the GOP a chance, I really do, but I'm just massively unimpressed with the personnel they have to offer. I don't want someone who tried to run for Assembly, lost, and is now shooting for a lower-ranking office. It smells like opportunism and hunger for power rather than a desire to serve the public. I hope Germino at least disavows himself of any connection with the Mangano administration and its collision-course fiscal management. Not likely though, since he's drawn a paycheck from them...
Sasha Brown July 18, 2011 at 01:24 AM
How disgusting! Delia's campaign hacks are smearing a young man who actually tells it like it is. I don't know, but "Carl Maniscalco" sounds a lot like "Patricia Emerson."
Steve Withers July 18, 2011 at 02:02 AM
Carl, Delia "Debt & Deficit" DeRiggi-Whitton is not better! She's a product of the Dem's Suozzi/Jacobs machine. At least when she loses, there could be a nice NSLIJ job lined up for her (isn't that where all the Dems go in Nassau?).
Steve Withers July 18, 2011 at 02:03 AM
Hey Phil, what did you ever run for?
John Jay July 18, 2011 at 02:01 PM
A guy with no experience who holds a cushy political patronage job in Nassau county. Nassau republicans right back to business as usual just like with Gulatta
Hector1775 July 19, 2011 at 12:53 AM
We support you Devil Dog! The veteran community knows about the Memorial Day Parade incident and we're not happy with our city council. I'm disappointed with Councilwoman DeRiggi-Whitton's behavior at the VFW barbecue and her comments about military stickers.
Steve Withers July 19, 2011 at 01:17 AM
That's right John. He has no experience in raising taxes and bankrupting the taxpayers--only Delia "Debt & Deficit" DeRiggi-Whitton is qualified for that position! By the way, it's "Gulotta."
Charleen Famiglietti July 19, 2011 at 07:59 PM
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