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Newly elected Republican Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos has named two Republican loyalists to top positions in his office.

Attorney Francis X. Moroney of Westbury becomes chief deputy comptroller; John Mastromarino of Valley Stream, now the Town of Hempstead comptroller, become the Maragos’ deputy comptroller for accounting, payroll, claims, and health benefits. Maragos also retained several top aides to former Comptroller Howard Weitzman,  a Democrat.

“With the economic challenges we face it is absolutely necessary have an experienced team of professionals who can deliver results for the tax payers,” Maragos said Friday.

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“The team brings in new ideas and skill but also retains a lot of good expertise already within the Comptroller’s office. This will ensure continuity without disruption in critical Comptroller functions.”

Moroney has been counsel to the New York State Senate Committee on Energy and Telecommunications, and was a press spokesman for the Nassau County Republican Committee.