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Mondello, Nassau GOP chair for 33 years, wins two more

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.

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.

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