Steps start for special election for Schmitt's seat
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The process for calling a special election for the seat of Nassau County Legis. Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa), who died of a heart attack Wednesday, started Thursday when the position was officially declared vacant.
County Executive Edward Mangano will call a special election to fill Schmitt's seat, but officials said an announcement will not come until after Schmitt's funeral on Monday.