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Nassau County Legislator Peter Schmitt questions the budget (Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nassau County Legislator Peter Schmitt questions the budget director for the legislative majority during a public comment session on the proposed Nassau budget. (Nov. 26, 2001)

Peter Schmitt through the years

A look in photos at Nassau County Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt.

GOP minority leader Peter Schmitt combats the heat
(Credit: Newsday/Dick Yarwood)

GOP minority leader Peter Schmitt combats the heat and stuffiness before a legislature vote. (Oct. 26, 2000)

From left, James Morris, Village Justice of Massapequa
(Credit: Ed Cox)

From left, James Morris, Village Justice of Massapequa Park, 74-year old Assemblyman Philip B. Healey, Nassau County Legislator Peter Schmitt, Massapequa Park Trustee Scott Wiss. (May 27, 1996)

From left, Nassau County Legislatures Roger Corbin, Peter
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

From left, Nassau County Legislatures Roger Corbin, Peter Schmitt, and Lisanne Altmann, announced that the selection process to pick the leaders of the Nassau County Legislature was postponed. (Jan. 3, 2006)

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Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Peter Schmitt and
(Credit: Newsday/Ken Sawchuk)

Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Peter Schmitt and Presiding Officer Judith Jacobs just before meeting at the Ralph G. Caso Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. (Feb. 10, 2006)

Legislative Minority Leader Peter Schmitt points out during
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Legislative Minority Leader Peter Schmitt points out during a news conference in Mineola that even through a county hiring freeze County Executive Thomas Suozzi hired his political operatives to county positions. (March 5, 2007)

From left, Democrat Judith A. Jacobs, incoming majority
(Credit: Jim Peppler)

From left, Democrat Judith A. Jacobs, incoming majority leader of Nassau County Legislature, County Executive Thomas S. Gulotta and Peter J. Schmitt, Republican minority leader of the Legislature, share the podium at the end of Gulotta's remarks at the Induction Ceremony for the 3rd Nassau County Legislature held at Nassau Community College in Garden City.

Nassau County Legislator Peter Schmitt questions the budget
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nassau County Legislator Peter Schmitt questions the budget director for the legislative majority during a public comment session on the proposed Nassau budget. (Nov. 26, 2001)

Minority Leader Peter Schmitt and Majority Leader Judith
(Credit: Newsday/Dick Yarwood)

Minority Leader Peter Schmitt and Majority Leader Judith Jacobs as they go over a proposed budget that would raise taxes. (Sept. 5, 2000)

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Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulota signs the pesticide
(Credit: Newsday/Michael Ach)

Nassau County Executive Thomas Gulota signs the pesticide bill with, from left, Joshua Klainberg (NY League of Conservative Voters), J. Leonard Samansky (Mayor of Saddle Rock), and Peter Schmitt (Nassau Leg. 12th District)

From left, Nassau County Legislatures Peter Schmitt, Lisanne
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

From left, Nassau County Legislatures Peter Schmitt, Lisanne Altmann, chairwoman, and Judith Jacobs, vice chairwoman, listen as Patrick Duggan, deputy county executive, Economic Development Vertical, talks during the Legislative Budget Review Committee special meeting on CDBG Funding at One West Street, Mineola. (March 22, 2004)

From left, Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Peter
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

From left, Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Peter Schmitt holds the petition that would force the Democratic Majority to hold hearings on reassessment issues in Nassau County as Joseph Belesi, Republican candidate for Legislature 14th District listens. (June 28, 2007)

Minority leader for the Nassau County Legislature Peter
(Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile)

Minority leader for the Nassau County Legislature Peter Schmitt gives his opinion of Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi's announcement of Wang-Reckson as the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site developer. (March 16, 2006)

Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt,
(Credit: James Carbone)

Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Peter J. Schmitt, 62, of Massapequa collapsed during a meeting in County Executive Edward Mangano's office, officials said. (May 31, 2012)

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Legislator Peter Schmitt in Mineola. (Jan. 29, 2010)
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Legislator Peter Schmitt in Mineola. (Jan. 29, 2010)

Nassau Legislator and Majority leader Peter Schmitt discusses
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Nassau Legislator and Majority leader Peter Schmitt discusses ethical and legal challenges to the NIFA takeover and control. (Jan. 31, 2011)

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