Long Island

Election Day 2011

Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge

Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after winning the Suffolk county executive race. (Nov. 8, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Photos from Nassau and Suffolk on Election Day -- Nov. 8, 2011 -- on Long Island.

Steve Bellone, left, spends time with his daughter
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Steve Bellone, left, spends time with his daughter Katie, 3, inside Town Hall before going back to work as Town supervisor. (Nov. 9, 2011)

Bellone shakes the hand of Babylon Councilwoman Jackie
Photo Credit: Photo by Steve Pfost

Bellone shakes the hand of Babylon Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, the day after he was elected Suffolk county executive.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano answers questions about
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano answers questions about election results during an impromptu press conference in Plainview. (Nov. 9, 2011)

Nassau legislator Joe Belesi, center, and James Stefanich
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Nassau legislator Joe Belesi, center, and James Stefanich talk as they wait for the election results to come in. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Democratic supporter Rabia Aziz watches as election results
Photo Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara

Democratic supporter Rabia Aziz watches as election results begin to come in. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Hempstead Town councilman Jim Darcy fires up the
Photo Credit: Photo by David Pokress

Hempstead Town councilman Jim Darcy fires up the crowd. Fellow councilman Ed Ambrosino is to the right; both were reelected.(November 8, 2011)

Rich Schaffer, left, takes the stage with Steve
Photo Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara

Rich Schaffer, left, takes the stage with Steve Bellone at the Democratic election night party in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters at the Democratic
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters at the Democratic election night party held at the the IBEW local 25 headquarters in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Tom Croci, left, is congratulated by Islip Town
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Tom Croci, left, is congratulated by Islip Town Councilman Steven J. Flotteron at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Carrie Solages, left, is congratulated by Ali Mirza
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Carrie Solages, left, is congratulated by Ali Mirza at the democratic election night headquarters in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Angie Carpenter, Republican candidate for Suffolk county executive
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Angie Carpenter, Republican candidate for Suffolk county executive speaks to her supporters Tuesday night after her defeat to Steve Bellone. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Election results are posted at Nassau Republican headquarters.
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Election results are posted at Nassau Republican headquarters. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Oyster Bay supervisor John Venditto offers congratulations to
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Oyster Bay supervisor John Venditto offers congratulations to Hempstead supervisor Kate Murray. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Democrat Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after winning the Suffolk county executive race. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Nassau County Legis. Norma Gonsalves, center, smiles as
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Nassau County Legis. Norma Gonsalves, center, smiles as results are announced for the 13th Legislative District. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko right, is congratulated
Photo Credit: Photo by Thomas A. Ferrara

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko right, is congratulated by Democratic party Chairman Rich Schaffer at the Democratic election night Party held at the the IBEW local 25 headquarters in hauppauge on election night. November 8, 2011. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Southold Town supervisor Scott Russell (R,C) celebrates his
Photo Credit: Photo by Randee Daddona

Southold Town supervisor Scott Russell (R,C) celebrates his election victory with his wife Nuria and children Carson and Lily at Soundview Restaurant in Southold. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Westbury, N.Y. - Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Dina
Photo Credit: Photo by David Pokress

Westbury, N.Y. - Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Dina DeGeorgio won election the the North Hempstead Town council. Nassau Republicans election night. (Photo by David Pokress)

Eva Pearson is welcomed at the Democratic election
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Eva Pearson is welcomed at the Democratic election night headquarters on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in Mineola.

Tom Croci, left, greets supporters at Suffolk County
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Tom Croci, left, greets supporters at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters in Hauppauge early Wednesday morning. (Nov. 9, 2011)

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Steve Bellone speaks to supporters in Hauppauge after winning the Suffolk county executive race on Nov. 8, 2011.

Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the Nassau County
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the Nassau County Legislature in the 3rd district, is all smiles in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay
Photo Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer William J. Lindsay at the Democratic election night party in Hauppauge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray thanks her
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray thanks her supporters after being re-elected. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Carrie Solages is congratulated by Carol Gordon at
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Carrie Solages is congratulated by Carol Gordon at the Democratic election night headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Mineola.

Delia M. DeRiggi-Whitton is declared the winner in
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Delia M. DeRiggi-Whitton is declared the winner in the Nassau County 18th Legislative District at the Democratic election night headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in Mineola.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, right, congratulates Joe
Photo Credit: David Pokress

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, right, congratulates Joe Belesi on his re-election to the Nassau County Legislature. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Steve Bellone rallies outside the Babylon LIRR station
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Steve Bellone rallies outside the Babylon LIRR station during evening rush hour with running mate Tom Donnelly. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voters at the Dutch Broadway Elementary School in
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Voters at the Dutch Broadway Elementary School in Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Steve Bellone at the Ronkonkoma train station. (Nov.
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Steve Bellone at the Ronkonkoma train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Amber Pawloski, 3, waits with her mother, Lisa,
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Amber Pawloski, 3, waits with her mother, Lisa, and brother Kyle behind the voting booth. (Nov. 8, 2011)

John Ciotti, right, GOP candidate for the Nassau
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

John Ciotti, right, GOP candidate for the Nassau County Legislature, talks to Angeli Chara and Conetta Cardon in Franklin Square. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at the Babylon train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Bibi Khan casts her vote at the Dutch
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

Bibi Khan casts her vote at the Dutch Broadway Elementary school in Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Martha Merget, 6, and Shannon Batjiaka, 6, wait
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Martha Merget, 6, and Shannon Batjiaka, 6, wait while Merget's mother votes at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School in Lindenhurst. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voting at the Dutch Broadway Elementary school in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

Voting at the Dutch Broadway Elementary school in Broadway. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Campaign signs near a polling station at William
Photo Credit: Carl Corry

Campaign signs near a polling station at William Floyd School in Shirley. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voting continues at the Dutch Broadway school in
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Voting continues at the Dutch Broadway school in Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Gale Deans prepares to vote at Kennedy Memorial
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Gale Deans prepares to vote at Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Lindenhurst resident Maureen Molinari brings her granddaughter Shannon,
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Lindenhurst resident Maureen Molinari brings her granddaughter Shannon, 9, in the voting booth with her at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Inspector Margaret Spellane assisting a Lindenhurst resident n
Photo Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Inspector Margaret Spellane assisting a Lindenhurst resident n Election Day at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Signs for Nassau County Legislature candidates Carrie Solages
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

Signs for Nassau County Legislature candidates Carrie Solages and John Ciotti sit outside the Dutch Broadway school in Elmont.(Nov. 8, 2011)

The polls open on Election Day at Village
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The polls open on Election Day at Village Hall in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Jeffrey Gales casts his vote at Village Hall
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Jeffrey Gales casts his vote at Village Hall on Election Day in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

From left, Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

From left, Carrie Solages, Democratic candidate for the Nassau County Legislature, talks to Connie and Sal Nardone of Elmont. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Polls open at Village Hall as Jeffrey Gales
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Polls open at Village Hall as Jeffrey Gales casts his vote in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter campaigns at the Babylon train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone campaigns at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone campaigns at the Ronkonkoma train station on Election Day. (Nov. 8, 2011)

From left, Michael Lawes, 10, of Elmont, listens
Photo Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

From left, Michael Lawes, 10, of Elmont, listens as John Ciotti, Republican candidate for the Nassau County Legislature, talks to Rebecca Vetrano, 8, her mother, Carmela Vetrano of Franklin Square, and his mother, Tania Lawes of Elmont, in Franklin Square. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with her 9-year-old granddaughter, Sydney, as she votes in West Islip. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Suffolk County Executive candidate Angie Carpenter stands with her 9-year-old granddaughter, Sydney, as she votes in West Islip. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Suffolk County Executive hopeful, Steve Bellone, campaigns at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County Executive hopeful, Steve Bellone, campaigns at the Ronkonkoma train station. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voters turn out to cast their vote at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Voters turn out to cast their vote at Leisure Village Recreational Hall in Ridge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Gale Deans cast her ballot at Kennedy Memorial
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Gale Deans cast her ballot at Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voters cast their ballots at Kennedy Memorial Park
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Voters cast their ballots at Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voters cast their ballots at Kennedy Memorial Park
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Voters cast their ballots at Kennedy Memorial Park in Hempstead. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voters in Long Beach vote at West Elementary
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Voters in Long Beach vote at West Elementary School on Election Day. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voters in Long Beach head out early to
Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Voters in Long Beach head out early to vote at West Elementary School. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Jeffrey Gales casts his vote in Mineola. (Nov.
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Jeffrey Gales casts his vote in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

The polls open early Tuesday morning at Village
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

The polls open early Tuesday morning at Village Hall in Mineola. (Nov. 8, 2011)

Voters at the polls Tuesday morning at Leisure
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Voters at the polls Tuesday morning at Leisure Village Recreational Hall in Ridge. (Nov. 8, 2011)

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