Gonsalves expects unanimous support for presiding officer

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Norma Gonsalves, Nassau County Legislator, 13th District. (June Norma Gonsalves, Nassau County Legislator, 13th District. (June 24, 2011) Photo Credit: David Pokress

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Legis. Norma Gonsalves expects to become the Nassau Legislature’s permanent presiding officer when the legislature convenes its next meeting on Monday morning.

Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) has served as the legislature’s interim presiding officer since Legis. Peter Schmitt's death last month.

In an interview Thursday, Gonsalves said she has secured the unanimous support of the GOP delegation. Michael Venditto will be sworn in on Monday as the 10th Republican member of the Legislature after he was elected last week to complete Schmitt’s term.

“I think my colleagues are supportive of me and are comfortable with me continuing in this role,” she said.

The nine Nassau Democrats will vote for Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) as presiding officer, said spokesman Michael Florio.

 

  

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