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A Bay Park woman who claimed credit for helping defeat Nassau County Legis. Jeff Toback (D-Oceanside) last year has been hired by the county’s new Republican comptroller.


Connie Petrucci had been a driving force behind the Green Bay Parkers, who attacked Toback relentlessly for his failure to address problems at the county’s sewage treatment plant in Bay Park.


Toback conceded that he lost votes in the area around the plant because of Petrucci and the Green Bay Parkers. He was beaten by Republican Howard Kopel, whose election helped tilt control of the county legislature into Republican hands.

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Petrucci was hired Jan. 25th as a $50,000 confidential assistant to Chief Deputy Nassau Comptroller Francis X. Moroney, top deputy to Republican Comptroller George Maragos.


Moroney said politics had nothing to do with the hire, and that Petrucci was highly qualified.

 

[UPDATE-POSTSCRIPT: Records show Concetta Petrucci, her given name, wrote a $75 check to Kopel's campaign last Oct. 15th.]