After Nassau Conservative Party Chairman Roger Bogsted bet on the wrong horse in the past county executive election, party members are now facing dueling, back-to-back Conservative fundraisers.
The first is a “Chairman’s Circle” breakfast, a $250-a-plate event Thursday at the Westbury Manor. Checks were to be made out to the Nassau Coujnty Conservative Party Chairman’s Circle and mailed to Bogsted.
The following night, the party’s annual Presidents Birthday Party takes place at the Freeport Yacht Club with its' $75 checks made out to the Nassau County Conservative Committee, care of Danny Donovan, the party’s executive vice-chairman who has let it be known he thinks Bogsted should quit as chairman.
Bogsted, who worked for former Democratic County Executive Thomas Suozzi as consumer affairs commissioner, ran Steve Hansen, the department's counsel, as the Conservative candidate for county executive instead of endorsing the Republican Ed Mangano. After beating Suozzi, Mangano fired Bogsted.