Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) attended the 10th Anniversary of the Long Island 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, June 8. The walk spans 2 days and covers 35 miles of Suffolk County. Over $400,000 had been raised as of the start of the walk, bringing the total funds raised to assist breast cancer survivors on Long Island to over $5,000,000 since the organization's first walk in 2004. Senator Zeldin is pictured here with Teri Bogardt.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently attended the second annual Tri-Hamlet Community Day on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. Senator Zeldin (above, center) is pictured with (from left to right) Brookhaven Town Receiver of Taxes Lou Marcoccia, NYS Assemblyman Ed Hennessey, Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning, Tri-Hamlet Project Marketing Work Member Mike Lubrano, Senator Zeldin, Brookhaven Town Deputy Supervisor/Councilman Dan Panico, William Floyd Summit President Beth Wahl, William Floyd School Board Member Bob Guerriero,and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine.
On May 26, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the Great River Memorial Day Parade. Pictured here with Senator Zeldin and Boy Scout Troop 205 is Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, Councilman Anthony Senft, Councilwoman Trish Bergin-Weichbrodt, and Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino.
Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) honored Gail Hoag, who recently retired from her position as Executive Director of the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce. At the surprise retirement party on May 23, 2013, Gail was recognized for her 15 years of service to the Patchogue Chamber.
On May 24, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) presented Certificates of Recognition to the 27 students and 3 teachers from Eastern Suffolk Boces who recently helped Hagerman Fire Department Firefighter Ralph Lettieri, Jr. Ralph lost his left leg due to a flesh eating disease, just under a year ago. The students volunteered their time to upgrade his house and also donated Christmas toys to the Lettieri family.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently honored Master Sergeant (MSgt.) Eric Carver of East Patchogue, as his 2013 inductee to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.
In April 2013, MSgt. Carver completed his 27th year of combined U.S. Air Force service between active duty service and Air National Guard service.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association’s Armed Forces Day at the corner of Portion Road and Hawkins Avenue in Lake Ronkonkoma on Saturday, May 18th. Senator Zeldin spoke to the gathering regarding the importance of service to our country and honoring those who have served.
Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the Islip Thanksgiving Committee Community Picnic at Ross Memorial Park in Brentwood on Saturday, May 18th. Senator Zeldin (center) is pictured with volunteers from Youth Enrichment Services (YES).
Senators Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Phil Boyle (R, C, I- Islip) presented a New York Senate Resolution commemorating Rabbi Steven Moss's 40th Anniversary with B'nai Israel Reform Temple in Oakdale. The presentation took place at the Suffolk County Police Memorial Service in Yaphank on Friday, May 17th. Rabbi Moss (center) is in his Suffolk County Police Uniform, where he serves as Chief of Chaplains.
On Saturday, May 11th, Senator Lee M. Zeldin attended the Central Islip Fire Department Installation Dinner. Senator Zeldin is pictured here with (from left to right) The Village of Islandia Mayor Allen Dorman and Central Islip Fire Chief Ed Freudenberg.
At an award ceremony held in Albany on May 7, 2013, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) honored Erica Boynton of Brentwood as the 3rd Senate District’s 2013 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” Erica was honored for her outstanding work in the prevention of gang violence in Suffolk County. She is also a founder of the Brentwood Association of Concerned Citizens and a leader of the successful anti-graffiti and neighborhood clean-up campaign in Brentwood. The Senate’s Women of Distinction program honors the exceptional achievement, personal excellence and outstanding, courageous and heroic actions on the part of individual women from across the State. Pictured here with Senator Zeldin (right) and Erica (Center) is Leonard Tucker, Jr.
On May 3, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin presented a Senate Resolution to the Pine Park Elementary School in Brentwood to help commemorate the school’s 50th anniversary. Pine Park Elementary is home to hundreds of Kindergarten students. Pictured with Senator Zeldin (right) and some of the students are Special Education teachers, Cara Falk and Maureen Stavrakoglou.
On April 26, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley) recognized the accomplishments of five William Floyd High School alumni at the William Floyd Distinguished Alumni Day Dinner at Lombardi's on The Bay in Patchogue. Pictured from left to right are: Al Fritsch, Josephine Nobisso, Barbara Kruk, Robert Horkovich, Assemblyman Edward Hennessey and Senator Zeldin.
On April 27, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley) threw out the "first pitch" at the Mastic Sports Club Opening Day Ceremonies. Also in this picture are (from right to left): Brookhaven Town Deputy Supervisor/Councilman Dan Panico, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, and Mastic Sports Club President Gene Mona.
On April 21, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin had the honor of speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th Jigsaw Run/Walk for Autism that supports children diagnosed with autism on Long Island. Pictured with Senator Zeldin is Bea Huste Petersen, founder and Executive Director of the EJ Autism Foundation. The event, which kicked off at the East Islip Marina, was dedicated to the victims and families of Boston in the aftermath of the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
On March 17, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (2nd from right) marched in the Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Joining Senator Zeldin are (from L to R), Assemblyman Al Graf, Brookhaven Councilman Timothy Mazzei, Assemblyman Edward Hennessey, Patchogue Village Trustee Jack Kreiger, Patchogue Village Justice, the Honorable Christopher P. McGuire and Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino.
On March 1, 2013, in celebration of Black History in the 3rd Senate District, Senator Lee M. Zeldin honored several local residents for their invaluable contributions to the local community. Pictured here at the Brentwood Public Library, from left to right are Bishop Charles T. Bullock, Doris “Dee” Dodson, Senator Zeldin, Leonard Ormond, Leonard Tucker, Jr., Dr. Aliya E. Holmes and Camara Sheppard.
In 2010, the State Education Department secured Race to the Top Funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In exchange for $700 Million in funding, the state education department made various commitments related to educational standards, testing, a teacher evaluation system, and data collection.