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New NIFA member appointed

A former member of Nassau’s financial control board is now its newest member.

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority, a state fiscal oversight board that took control of the county finances in 2011, received official notification from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last Friday that he had appointed Republican Paul Leventhal, a Roslyn CPA, on the recommendation of State Senate co-leader Dean Skelos. Leventhal replaces outspoken Conservative George Marlin, whose term ended Dec. 31.

Marlin had been appointed in 2010 by former Gov. David A. Paterson to replace Leventhal.

NIFA member Chris Wright, a Democrat, said in an emailed statement: “The NIFA board and Nassau County have benefited greatly from George Marlin's extensive finance expertise, his thoughtful approach to issues and his articulate advocacy for what needs to be done -- and avoided -- to balance the County's books.”

Wright added, “Although we don't have a common political background, the ‘numbers’ have a way of uniting this board, and I have enjoyed working and serving with Mr. Marlin these past four years. His presence will be missed as we move ahead, and I will continue to value his input.”

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