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Nassau county attorney explains voting

Did John Ciampoli miss his first opportunity to vote in a local election since becoming Nassau County attorney at the beginning of the year?

Ciampoli, whose family stills lives in upstate Kinderhook, took a residence in Franklin Square after getting the appointment from new County Executive Edward Mangano.

During the campaign last fall, Republican Mangano had criticized incumbent Democrat Thomas Suozzi for hiring nonresidents for top county jobs, and Democrats then said the Ciampoli appointment showed Mangano was a hypocrite.

So did Ciampoli do his civic duty as a county resident and vote in Tuesday’s school board vote in Franklin Square?

That question was posed to Mangano’s press office at 8:46 a.m. the next morning. “I’ll ask,” came the e-mail reply three minutes later. A second query was sent to the press office at 4:54 p.m.

The reply came back at 5:26 p.m.: “He was sick.”

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