Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00
In a ceremony at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Legislator Richard J. Nicolello was sworn in by Congressman Peter King for an eighth term as representative of the 9th L.D., a position he has held since the inception of the Legislature in 1996. At the Legislature’s initial meeting, Legislator Nicolello was appointed chairman of the Finance Committee.
He was also appointed vice chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Labor, as well as a member of the Budget Review and Towns and Villages Committees.
Legislator Nicolello stated, “I again thank the residents of the 9th L.D. for giving me the privilege of serving as their Legislator. I am excited to continue my service as Legislator and to take over the chairmanship of the Finance Committee. Nassau County faces a structural budget gap in the hundreds of millions of dollars, a broken, bleeding and bloated assessment system, and numerous other problems. I look forward to working with the new administration in finding solutions to restore the county’s fiscal health.”