Nassau Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt dies

Legis. Peter Schmitt, Presiding Officer of the Nassau

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Legis. Peter Schmitt, Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature, died Wednesday after a massive heart attack. The Massapequa Republican was 62. Videojournalists: Jim Staubitser and Newsday staff (Oct. 3, 2012)

Peter J. Schmitt, the presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature whose influence loomed large over county politics for more than two decades, died Wednesday morning after suffering a massive heart attack during a meeting about the county budget in Mineola.

Schmitt, 62, was pronounced dead at 11:55 a.m., according to county officials.

Schmitt had complained of lightheadedness...

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