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.


Presiding
Officer


Richard J Nicolello

Legislator

District 9


Richard J. Nicolello

 

Deputy Presiding Officer


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Legislator


District 7
Howard J. Kopel

Alt. Deputy Presiding Officer 


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District 4


Denise Ford

Minority
Caucus Leader

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District 1


Kevan Abrahams



 

LD 02
Legislator
District 2


Siela A. Bynoe
LD 03
Legislator

District 3


Carrié Solages
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Legislator

District 5


Debra Mulé
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Legislator

District 6


C. William Gaylor III
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Legislator

District 8

Vincent T. Muscarella

LD 10
Legislator
District 10

Ellen W. Birnbaum

Delia DeRiggi-Whitton
Legislator
District 11

Delia DeRiggi-Whitton

James Kennedy
Legislator
District 12

James Kennedy
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Legislator

District 13


Thomas McKevitt

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Legislator
District 14


Laura Schaefer
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Legislator

District 15


John R. Ferretti Jr.
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Legislator

District 16


Arnold W. Drucker

LD 17
Legislator

District 17


Rose Marie Walker
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Legislator

District 18


Joshua A. Lafazan
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Legislator

District 19


Steven D. Rhoads


Committees


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.