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.
On March 3, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (2nd from Left) marched in the East Islip St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Joining Senator Zeldin are (from L to R), Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, Congressman Peter King, and Senator Phil Boyle.
On February 23, 2013, Senator Lee Zeldin (R-C I, Shirley) participated in an open forum at the Longwood Central School District's 9th Regional Legislative Breakfast co-sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES. The discussion centered around education related issues on Long Island.
Senator Zeldin (2nd from left) is pictured with representatives from the South Country School District and Assemblyman Edward Hennessey.
Albany, NY- On January 24, 2013, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) was presented with the National Federation of Independent Business' “Guardian of Small Business” Award by NFIB New York State Director, Mike Durant, and Assistant Director, Erin DeSantis. Senator Zeldin was honored for his work on behalf of small businesses across the state.
Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) was sworn into office on January 9, 2013 to begin his second term as State Senator representing the 3rd Senate District. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman administered the oath of office in the Senate Chamber at the New York State Capitol in Albany.
Farmingville, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) honored fallen local FDNY hero, Lieutenant Richard Nappi, this past Saturday, October 13, 2012, by dedicating the North Ocean Ave Bridge over the Long Island Expressway as the FDNY Lt Richard Nappi Memorial Bridge during a ceremony at the Farmingville Fire Department.
Lt. Nappi, who was also a volunteer with the Farmingville Fire Department and a top instructor at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank, is survived by his wife Mary Anne, his daughter Catherine, and son Nicholas. In 1995, he was honored as a hero for pulling his fellow firefighters out of danger during the height of the Long Island wildfires.
Islandia, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Al Graf (R, C- Holbrook) partnered with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to bring the Department’s Foreclosure Relief Unit Mobile Command Center to Islandia this past Friday, September 21, 2012, to assist residents struggling with their home mortgages.
Pictured here are (from left to right): Senator Zeldin, George Haggerty, Executive Deputy Superintendent for Real Estate Finance at the NYS Dept. of Financial Services, Assemblyman Graf, and Village of Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman.
Farmingville, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) joined local Girl Scout Ashley Modafferi of Ronkonkoma and member of Troop 244 for a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast she hosted at the VFW Farmingville Memorial Post 400 this past Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Senator Zeldin (first from left) is pictured here with (from left to right): VFW Post Commander Frank Roger, Army Sgt. Peters, Ashley Modafferi, Army Sgt Martinez, and Assemblyman Al Graf.
North Bay Shore, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) marched in the Central American Day Parade this past Sunday, September 16, 2012. Senator Zeldin (center) is pictured here with the parade’s Grand Marshals, ESPN Soccer “Play-By-Play” Commentator Fernando Palomo (left) and Heartland Town Square Developer Gerald Wolkoff (right).
East Islip, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) toured the East Islip Public Library this past Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Senator Zeldin and his colleagues in the State Senate Majority were successful in securing additional aid for public libraries on Long Island during this year’s Legislative Session.
Senator Zeldin (2nd from left) is pictured here with (from left to right): Library Director Guy Edwards, Library Trustee Stanley Sadowski, Jr., and Library Trustee Joseph Montouri, Jr.
Ronkonkoma, NY – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) presented the Amelia Earhart Award, the third highest honor given to cadets of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), to Cadet Captain Shreeya Panigrahi of the CAP Suffolk Cadets Squadron 10 this past Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.
Senator Zeldin (right) is pictured here with Captain Panigrahi (left) after the presentation.
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.