County Legislature

The Nassau County Legislature, formed in 1996, is the legislative arm of the Nassau County government. Comprised of single representatives from each of the county’s 19 districts, it is the legislature’s duty to draft and approve local laws that affect the county and its residents.

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District 9
Richard J. Nicolello

Deputy Presiding OfficerHoward J. KopelLegislator

District 7
Howard J. Kopel

Alt. Deputy Presiding OfficerDenise FordLegislator

District 4
Denise Ford

Minority Caucus LeaderKevan AbrahamsLegislator

District 1
Kevan Abrahams

Siela A. BynoeLegislator
District 2
Carrie SolagesLegislator
District 3
District 5
C. William Gaylor IIILegislator
District 6
Vincent T. MuscarellaLegislator
District 8
John J. Giuffrè
Mazi Melesa Pilip
District 10

Delia DeRiggi-WhittonLegislator
District 11
James KennedyLegislator
District 12
Thomas McKevittLegislator
District 13
Laura SchaeferLegislator
District 14
John R. Ferretti Jr.
District 15
Arnold W. DruckerLegislator
District 16
Rose Marie WalkerLegislator
District 17
Josh Lafazan Legislator
District 18
Steven D. RhoadsLegislator
District 19


The Nassau County Legislature is based on a committee system, consisting of 12 committees. Issues are assigned to a committee for review and consideration. Upon approval, issues move to the Rules Committee for further review. If approved, issues are placed on the calendar of the Nassau County Legislature at full session where it is voted on by all 19 legislators. The public is invited to attend and observe all committee meetings. Public comment is welcomed at full sessions of the legislature.