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Judy Jacobs elected for fourth term as Presiding Officer of Legislature

February 13, 2006

Mineola, NY –Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (Woodbury) today was elected by a vote of 10-9 to the office of Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature. This will be Jacobs’ fourth consecutive two-year-term in that leadership position. Jacobs won the election 10-9, with Legislator Peter Schmitt garnering the second highest number of votes to take the Minority Leader position once again.
           
The vote for Presiding Officer took place at a session of the legislature following several weeks of indecision and wrangling by all 19 lawmakers.

“I’m humbled and thankful for the support of the Majority Democrats and I look forward to working together with everyone over the next two years,” she said. “We have many major issues to address in the county, including the development of the Coliseum, the Nassau University Medical Center, work force housing and the continued financial stability of the county.”