Wayne Wink sworn in for 2nd term
New Democratic caucus pledges to keep County on firm fiscal footing;
maintain open government & put taxpayers’ needs first
Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink was sworn in for his 2nd term in office by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, along with his fellow legislators, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, on Monday, January 4, 2010.
Legislator Wink represents the communities of Albertson, Baxter Estates, East Hills, Flower Hill, Garden City Park, Glenwood Landing, Herricks, Manorhaven, Plandome Manor, Port Washington, Port Washington North, Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn Heights, and Searingtown.
“I am honored for the opportunity to continue to serve my constituents in the 11th district as I focus on a wide variety of issues in the communities that I represent,” said Legislator Wink. “As part of the Democratic Caucus on the Nassau County Legislature, I will be working together in a bipartisan spirit with my colleagues to help the County navigate through these difficult economic times. We must do our best to keep our County on firm financial footing while also addressing the concerns of our hard-pressed taxpayers.”
The Democrats of the Nassau County Legislature will begin the eighth term of the legislature led by Minority Leader Diane Yatauro (D-Glen Cove). In addition to Legislator Wink the delegation includes: Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury), Joseph Scannell (D-Baldwin), Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead), Judi Bosworth (D-Great Neck) and newcomer Robert Troiano (D-Westbury).
“In our new role in the Legislature we will continue to offer fiscally responsible and affordable measures that are in the best interests of Nassau County’s taxpayers,” said Legislator Wink. “We would hope that all members of the Legislature will work to maintain an open government that will foster an atmosphere where a healthy debate and exchange of ideas can always occur. This is what our democracy is all about.”
Legislator Wink is the ranking member of the Legislature’s Finance as well as the Government Services Committees. He is also a member of the Veterans & Senior Affairs; Public Safety, and Budget Review Legislative Committees.
The Democrats’ goals for 2010 include:
?Continue to keep the County’s fiscal health stable during this national recession.
? Continue the environmental stewardship that the Legislature has shown and the voters have supported by backing two environmental bonds to preserve land and provide significant environmental improvements to Nassau County.
?Maintaining individual voices on the legislature and advocating for the interests of each district’s residents.
“We intend to provide leadership in Nassau County government and a voice for the less fortunate,” said Legislator Wink. “While we may be fewer in number, we are no less focused on the job we have been elected to do.”
Nassau County Legislator Wayne Wink was administered the oath of office by NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Legislator Wink was joined by his wife, Stacey; his father, Wayne H. Wink Sr.; and his father-in-law, and Paul Vegoda.