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Marcellino Defeats Wright to Keep Senate Seat

Syosset Republican wins 10th term in office.

After shooting ahead to an early lead, incumbent Carl Marcellino was voted into his tenth term in the 5th State Senate District race against newcomer David Wright.

As of 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Nassau County Board of Elections reported that Marcellino, R-Syosset, received 59.5 percent of the vote over Democrat David Wright, 29,905 votes to 20,340.

Over 98 percent of the votes had been counted by 1:30 a.m.

Wright, of Locust Valley, works at the Nassau County Board of Elections. As a candidate, he focused on supporting education as a former high school guidance counselor and college advisor. He had voiced a concern for getting more of a Democratic voice to a largely Republican Nassau County.

Since he took office in 1995, Marcellino has served the fifth district out of Syosset. He beat his last challenger, Larry Silverman, in 2010 with over 60 percent of the district vote. Before his political career in Town of Oyster Bay, including his time as Town Clerk, he was a school administrator and science teacher. Marcellino supports environmental conservation and sponsored bills helping with protection of abuse victims, more stringent prescription drug laws, and working against gas price hikes.

Marcellino's accolades include Chairman of the Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Committee, founding member of the State Advisory Board of the National Environmental Policy Institute, former President of the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators and former Co-Chairman of the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference.

"I'm definitely pleased with the numbers so far and I'm glad the district came out and voted for me," reacted Marcellino on Tuesday night.

Candidate Votes Percent David Wright (D) 20,340 40.47 Carl Marcellino (R) 29,905 59.50
Marie November 07, 2012 at 03:08 PM
What has he done for Long Island lately? I am not interested in candidates who solve real Long Island problems by hosting free wellness checks or screenings. It's just not the role we need when we have both an economic and education crisis. He won't get another term (or will his replacement) if a serious candidate runs against him. There was no campaigning or information on the person who got 40% of the vote. Both parties need to wake up.
John Dornheim November 07, 2012 at 03:59 PM
It is unfortunate that there was not a stronger effort to get rid of Marcellino. It will be interesting if he stays true to form when GENDA is on the table.
l hilden November 07, 2012 at 04:23 PM
yet another BIG BAG OF HOT AIR....he's in again and truth be told we are to blame! Our lack of grassroot efforts to get rid of these old worn out local politicians who arent worth their salt seems to be the norm...remember the line "WE THE PEOPLE..." so don't complain if you are not willing to get off your rears and create change!!~!
A Taxpayer November 07, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I cannot stand Marcellino, but GENDA is nothing more than another special interest bill that seeks to legitimize alternative lifestyle choices that were laughed at only a few years ago.
Free 2B Me November 08, 2012 at 01:56 AM
My District lines were changed, I am out of Marcellino's District and now with John Flanagan... YAHOO!!!! F2Bme . .

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