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Letter: Nassau GOP needs new leaders

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano speaks in Woodbury

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano speaks in Woodbury Friday, June 12, 2015. Credit: Barry Sloan

What’s next for Nassau County Republicans? First, former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is convicted, and now County Executive Edward Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto are charged with corruption. While spouting their “protecting the taxpayers” platitudes in public, they seem to have been busily lining their own pockets [“Pols in trouble: Hard to hold on,” News, Oct. 23].

No wonder people are fed up with our political system.

The time has come for a new beginning for the Nassau County GOP. The party needs a new generation of leaders filled with confidence and ambition, to take on challenges with passion and integrity, to rebuild trust.

The party needs to invest in a youth movement that can be the foundation from which the party reconnects with the people. Nassau County families are frustrated with the high cost of living and out-of-control taxes. We need representatives in the local, state and federal government who are fighting for us.

Michal Lementowski, Massapequa Park