Dems name Republican to run for Schmitt's seat

Nassau Legis. Peter Schmitt. (Oct. 30, 2011)

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Nassau Legis. Peter Schmitt. (Oct. 30, 2011) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Nassau Democrats have selected a registered Republican to run for the vacant seat of Nassau Legis. Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa), who died of a heart attack last week.

Joanne Maglione, 42, a lawyer at Jaspan Schlesinger in Garden City, received the nod at a Democratic executive board meeting Tuesday night.

She will compete on Nov. 6 in a special election for the 12th Legislative District....

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