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Nassau Republican chairman Joseph Mondello, who has served as his party's leader for the past 33 years, was re-elected to a new two-year term last week.

That means Mondello, 77, a former New York State GOP chairman, continues as the longest-serving county chairman in the state, party officials say.

The vote to re-elect Mondello was unanimous from more than 2,000 GOP committee members who met Wednesday night at the Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown and went according to script.

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Among the party leaders there endorsing Mondello were: Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Bethpage party leader; Mangano's chief deputy, Rob Walker, who heads the Hicksville west area; and Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, who is running for re-election this year.

Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, who is running for district attorney this fall, did not attend. Murray resigned as a GOP committeewoman when she began her campaign and was not eligible to vote.