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2013 Election: 8th Legislative District Race

Vincent T. Muscarella (R)

Muscarella has served in the Nassau County Legislature since November 5, 1995. The incumbent 8th Legislative District representative serves constituents in Garden City, Garden City South, Stewart Manor, West Hempstead, Franklin Square and portions of Elmont and Floral Park. Legislator Muscarella was re-elected by wide margins in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. Prior to his election to the Legislature he served for four years as State Assemblyman representing the 22nd Assembly District.

The West Hempstead resident was born in Nassau County in 1954 and is a lifelong resident of the county. After completing his undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College in Maine, he attended St. John’s Law School and received his J.D. degree in 1979. Legislator Muscarella is a partner in the law firm of Muscarella and Tomasone and a member of the Nassau County, New York State, and Florida Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts. His legal career has included positions with the Hempstead Town Attorney’s office and the Nassau County Attorney’s office.

Legislator Muscarella is an active community leader whose commitment to service has been recognized by numerous local civic and community groups. A former Commissioner of the Garibaldi-Meuci Museum on Staten Island, he is an active member of the Order Sons of Italy in America and serves on the legal committee of its Commission for Social Justice. He is a charter member of the West Hempstead Civic Association and West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, a past president and member of the executive board of the Franklin Square Lions Club, a member of the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Franklin Square Knights of Columbus. Legislator Muscarella has served as chairman of the Citizens Budget Advisory Group to the West Hempstead Union Free School District and is active in the West Hempstead Parent-Teacher Association. He also serves on the advisory board of the Nassau chapter of United Cerebral Palsy.

Legislator Muscarella is running unopposed after Democratic challenger Carl Gerrato was unable to collect the requisite number of signatures on his petitions for candidacy.