District 15 - John R. Ferretti Jr.
District 15 - John R. Ferretti Jr.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting – Thursday March 3rd at 6:00 PM
Join me for a virtual (on-line) Town Hall Meeting on Thursday March 3rd at 6PM. The town hall will address a variety of topics, including taxes and reassessment, and answer county related questions for residents. Approx. 1 hour prior to the meeting, there will be a link below to join the meeting.
- Nassau County Legislature Meeting – Monday, May 23rd – 1:00 PM – Peter J. Schmitt Legislative Chamber – 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola
- NUMC Mobile Mammography Van – Thursday, May 26th – 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon – St. Bernard’s Church – 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown
- Child Car Seat Safety Check – Wednesday, June 15th – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – St. Bernard’s Church – 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown
John R. Ferretti, a Republican, is serving in his third term as Nassau County Legislator in the 15th district after winning the 2017 election and bids for re-election in 2019 and 2021, all by wide margins. The 15th legislative district encompasses all of Levittown, Salisbury, and parts of East Meadow, Bethpage, Wantagh and Seaford. John grew up in Levittown and graduated from Division Avenue High School. He obtained a Bachelor's degree from Hofstra University and a Juris Doctorate from CUNY School of Law. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the State of New York, he is admitted in the Federal Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
In his first two terms John introduced multiple pieces of legislation including a law that requires signage at all red light camera intersections, a law that protects Veterans struggling with addiction and a law aimed at eliminating dangerous bicycle "ride-outs." John authored “Benny’s Law” which created an online database and notification procedure to residents who live in close proximity to judicially determined dangerous dogs.
John believes keeping Nassau safe is a top priority. He successfully fought to have the 8th police precinct re-opened and for federal ICE agents to remain stationed at the Nassau Correctional facility. John has brought an unprecedented level of transparency to the office by introducing a weekly e-newsletter to constituents with information on proposed laws and community updates.
Prior to his tenure as an elected official, John served as the Chief Deputy County Clerk of Nassau County. In that roll, John oversaw over 100 staff members with a $6 million budget and annual revenue collection exceeding $240 million dollars for federal, state, and local governments. John served as liaison to the New York State Land Title Association and assisted in drafting legislation to waive clerk recording fees for victims of Super Storm Sandy.
John currently practices law as an associate trial attorney with the 45-year-old Mineola based law firm Nicolini, Paradise, Ferretti & Sabella where he specializes in bodily injury, subrogation, no-fault, real estate, zoning and land use law.
John is an active member of the community. He is a member of the Levittown School District P.T.A., Levittown Kiwanis, Levittown Chamber of Commerce, Levittown Knights of Columbus, Irish Americans in Government, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Levittown Community Council, the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association and is an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 69. He is a lector at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church and an assistant coach for the Levittown West little league.
A lifelong resident of Levittown, John purchased a home two doors down from his childhood home where he currently resides with his wife Maryellen and their two children.