Tom McNally, Chairman, Huntington Republican Committee, has announced that the following candidates are running for Town office: Brooke Lupinacci and Theresa Mari for Town Board, Andrew Raia for Town Clerk, and Dr. Pamela Velastegui for Receiver of Taxes.
Ms. Lupinacci began her career in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County in the Economic Crimes Bureau. In 2015, she joined the Town as Assistant Town Attorney. Most recently, she was appointed Director of Labor Relations.
Ms. Mari is the Founder of Theresa A. Mari, P.C., a Hauppauge law firm concentrating in family law, real estate law, and matrimonial law. She is a two-time recipient of the Suffolk County Bar Association President’s Award and currently serves on the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Committee.
Mr. Raia, who was elected Town Clerk in 2019, previously served as New York State Assemblyman from 2003 to 2019. During the COVID-19 pandemic, his office was the only Town department to remain fully operational. As Town Clerk, he made securing Town records a top priority while exploring ways to utilize new technology to enhance office productivity.
Dr. Velastegui served as Dean of Academics for The Green Vale School before becoming Operations Manager for her husband’s estate planning and wealth management firm, The Legacy Group. In 2021, she co-founded the Sonrisa Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps children and families in need.
In addition, Mr. McNally announced, there will be five candidates for Suffolk County Legislator; Robert Trotta (13th Legislative District), Manuel Esteban Sr. (16th L.D.), and Stephanie Bontempi (18th L.D.) are running for re-election. Richard Felix is running for Legislator in the 15th L.D., and Catherine Corella has announced a run for County Legislator in the 17th L.D.
Mr. Trotta was elected in 2013. Prior to being a Legislator, he served as a Suffolk County Police Officer for 25 years and with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force for more than 10 years. He is a member of the Economic Development, Planning & Housing; Environment, Parks & Agriculture; Public Safety; Public Works, Transportation & Energy; and Ways & Means Committees. Last year, he sponsored bills to eliminate the “red light ticket” fees.
Mr. Esteban, the son of immigrant parents from Cuba and Colombia, was elected County Legislator in 2021. During this time, he sponsored a bill to provide funding for the Suffolk County Police Department’s “Shot Spotter” program. He serves on the following committees: Government Operations, Personnel, Information Technology & Diversity; Public Safety; Ways & Means; and Health.
Mr. Felix is the President of Felix Insurance Planning Company, a commercial insurance agency based in Melville. In 1987, he was admitted to the New York State Bar. He is admitted to practice before the First and Second Departments of the New York Appellate Division and the Southern and Eastern Districts of the United States District Court.
Ms. Corella was born and raised in California by her immigrant parents: her father was from Mexico and her mother was from Cuba. She founded the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce and sat on the board of the Freebird Domestic Violence Organization.
Ms. Bontempi, a Swedish immigrant, was elected in 2021. She is the Vice Chair of the Education & Labor and Health Committees and also serves on the Economic Development, Planning & Housing; Public Safety; Ways & Means; and Veterans & Consumer Affairs Committees. She sponsored bills on term limits and on the preservation of 220+ acres of open space, and she cosponsored a bill to repeal the fees from the “red-light camera tickets.”
Mr. McNally also announced that Anna Acquafredda is campaigning for District Court Judge. Ms. Acquafredda is an Assistant District Attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Before joining the Nassau DA’s office, she was an Investigative Assistant with the National Insurance Crime Bureau at the Suffolk County DA’s Office. She is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association.
Nick LaLota Wins the Republican Congressional Primary!
Huntington GOP HQ on Tuesday with Councilman Sal Ferro, Highway Superintendent Andre Sorrentino, Chairman Tom McNally, Legislator Manny Esteban, Supervisor Ed Smyth and volunteers
At approximately 10:30 PM Tuesday night, I stood next to Suffolk County Republican Party Chairman Jesse Garcia as he took to the mic to announce that Nick LaLota won the Republican Congressional Primary!
Victorious Republican Nominee Nick LaLota addresses crowd surrounding by family and Huntington GOP Chairman Tom McNally, Smithtown GOP Chairman Bill Ellis, Suffolk GOP Chairman Jesse Garcia and Suffolk Conservative Party Chairman Mike Torres
Victorious Republican Nominee Nick LaLota addresses crowd with his family, Supervisor Ed Smyth and Suffolk Conservative Party Chairman Mike Torres looking on
Our Party's officially endorsed candidate for Congress, Navy Veteran Nick LaLota, will rightfully take his place on both the Republican Party and Conservative Party ballot lines this November.
Huntington GOP Chairman Tom McNally, Suffolk GOP Chairman Jesse Garcia, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey, and Huntington GOP Vice Chairman Jim Leonick Celebrate Nick LaLota's Win
We do not take this victory lightly -- it is because of you and the dedicated supporters of the Huntington Republican Committee, working around the clock, evenings, weekends, through the oppressive heat, and battling flash floods during our Get Out The Vote effort on Primary Day -- that we won this together!
Here is a victory message from our official Republican and Conservative candidate for Congress, Nick LaLota:
"Thank you voters of Suffolk County for placing your trust in me. Tonight we celebrate a primary win against $3 million in outside special interests. Tomorrow, we fight for our community and country against a liberal rubber stamp for Biden-Pelosi agenda. Together, we’ll stand up for hard-working Long Island families, hit so hard by their tax-and-spend agenda, and always put #LongIslandFirst"
With your help over the next 11 weeks, we'll send Nick to Washington, D.C. and FIRE NANCY PELOSI.
One month ago, The North Shore Leader exposed Democrat Michelle "Bond" for the "deep fake" she is -- a fake Republican, fake Long Islander, and even a fake Bond (she didn't like the Yugoslav name of her immigrant parents, so she invented "Bond" when she entered the DC swamp 25 years ago).
Now, 2nd quarter filings prove what a phony Michelle Bond is -- taking in thousands of dollars again from liberal mega donors yet not one contribution from a Republican, or anyone else, in our Congressional District!
Democrat Michelle Bond Rakes in Thousands From Her Liberal Allies
As In-District Support Fails to Materialize, Bond Turns to National Dems for Help
Medford, NY - We already knew that Michelle Bond was a Democrat serving in the Obama-Biden administration before she switched her voter registration and moved to Long Island to run for Congress. Almost immediately, Bond got reinforcements from her liberal allies. Her campaign was bankrolled to the tune of $61,000 during the 2nd quarter by dozens of Obama-Biden mega-donors who were all too eager to help their liberal friend - all the while receiving ZERO public contributions from NY-01 voters.
As her campaign continues to falter as Long Island voters learn the truth about her liberal record, Bond is turning to her liberal friends for help once again. On her most recent public disclosures, Bond took another $9,300 from liberal donors who contributed a combined $335,845 to radical democrats like Maxine Waters and Chuck Schumer.
“Bond can’t hide from her liberal record behind liberal funded ads. Long Island voters know that Bond is a liberal Democrat who is funded by liberal democrats, which is why she's failed to earn any in-district support. She's received more contributions from Democratic donors who live outside of New York's 1st Congressional District than she has from Republican donors who live in the district. The voters of NY-01 know that Nick LaLota is the trusted America First conservative to succeed Lee Zeldin in Congress and fight back against Joe Biden and the far-left’s radical agenda,” said LaLota Campaign Manager, Peter Ganley.
Nick LaLota is the Endorsed Conservative and Republican Congressional Candidate
Nick LaLota is the officially endorsed candidate of the New York State and Suffolk County Republican and Conservative parties for Congress in NY-01 to succeed Rep. Lee Zeldin. Nick is running for Congress because Suffolk County needs a bold, trustworthy, and patriotic leader in Washington. An 11-year Navy Veteran, service is in Nick’s blood - his father was a Nassau County Police Officer and his grandfathers were NYPD officers. Nick is a Saint Anthony’s High School alumni and graduate of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. After returning home from three overseas deployments, Nick married his high school sweetheart Kaylie where they are raising their family. In Congress, Nick will work to combat inflation, lower taxes and gas prices, and keep our communities safe. Learn more about Nick at NickLaLota.com.
Please vote for Nick LaLota at your regular polling place on Tuesday, August 23rd or during Early Voting -- more info here.
There is a reason why Navy Veteran Nick LaLota is the only Congressional candidate trusted and endorsed by both the Republican and Conservative Parties as well as over 45 local Republican officials on Long Island: he's one of us -- a lifelong Long Islander, lifelong conservative Republican, and we've worked alongside Nick for years electing Republicans and protecting election integrity together.
Please vote for Nick LaLota in the August 23rd Republican Congressional Primary at your regular polling place or vote early until August 21st.
Read the endorsements from our County and State leaders as well as Huntington's own Supervisor Ed Smyth, Senator Mario Mattera, Assemblyman Keith Brown, Legislator Rob Trotta, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi, Legislator Manny Esteban. County Comptroller John Kennedy, Town Clerk Andrew Raia, Councilman Dr. Dave Bennardo, Councilman Sal Ferro, Huntington Highway Superintendent Andre Sorrentino and more trusted local Republican officials:
Huntington Town Supervisor Ed Smyth:
"A fellow veteran who has also served in local public office, I know Nick learned in the Navy the same lessons on leadership and discipline that I gained in the Marines. Nick has the courage, experience and drive to deliver on his promises and fight to bring our federal tax dollars back to Long Island to improve our roads, infrastructure, and public safety."
Huntington Town Clerk Andrew Raia:
"I've known Nick for many years and have worked with him closely in Albany as a former State Assemblyman. I know he will make an excellent representative and fight for Long Island's needs in Washington. Nick has a long-standing track record of service for Long Island. He’s fought for sensible tax cuts and supported law enforcement for years. He served abroad and at home, and we need his experience and hard work in Congress."
Huntington Councilman Dr. Dave Bennardo:
"Nick LaLota is a true patriot who served our country with distinction and will now bring that same character and tenacity to Congress. Nick is the man who possesses both the work ethic and integrity needed in Washington and we look forward to watching him represent the 1st Congressional District."
Huntington Councilman Sal Ferro:
"We can trust Nick LaLota to fight for working people and promote policies that will get wages rising again, bringing jobs and financial stability back to Long Island."
Huntington Highway Superintendent Andre Sorrentino:
"I back Nick LaLota 100%. Nick worked with local Fire Officials to start a Village Fire Marshal program, he increased funding for EMTs, police officers and life-saving equipment, and he started his Village's first major road paving project in 20 years while staying under the Tax Cap. Nick will fight to fund our roads and keep our community safe -- and his record proves it."Read more
Nick LaLota's Congressional Primary Opponent, Democrat Michelle Bond Doesn't Even Live on Long Island!
Can you imagine having the nerve to announce your candidacy to represent Long Island residents in Congress when you haven't lived on Long Island for two decades?
Not only is Michelle Bond a fake Republican, she recently arrived on Long Island to buy Lee Zeldin's open seat in Congress with Democrat money after living and working for two decades in the DC swamp.
This June, Michelle Bond became a registered voter in Suffolk County for the first time in her life, started a short-term lease on a small apartment in Port Jefferson...and held a housewarming party for her new multimillion-dollar mansion in Potomac, Maryland!
Where do you think she actually lives?
The Housewarming Party for her Maryland Mansion was on June 18 -- but this fake Republican also wants us to believe she lives on Long Island? Ok.
Listing photo for Michelle Bond's new $3,995,000 DC Beltway mansion, where she held a housewarming party on June 18, 2022.
That is correct, folks, Michelle Bond is not only bought and paid for by the same Democrats who funded Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and radical socialists like Bernie Sanders, Ro Khanna, and Jamaal Bowman -- she has lived for the past two decades in the DC area and from the looks of it, she plans to stay there for a while...
Another listing photo of the study in Michelle Bond's newly purchased Maryland mansion.
Bond held a housewarming party at her new mansion in Potomac, Maryland on June 18. Here's the invitation - we blocked out her children's faces and her street address:
Even the phone number listed on Bond's June 1, 2022 New York State voter registration has a Washington DC area code:
Rule #1 for Congressional candidates: Have a clue of where the district is actually located.
Our Congressional District now includes the entire north shore of Suffolk County, from the east end to the Town of Huntington...but it definitely does not include West Islip.
Note to Democrat Michelle Bond: West Islip is NOT part of our Congressional District
Democrat Michelle Bond is so unfamiliar with the Congressional District in which she is running, she prominently featured a photo of West Islip -- nowhere near our Congressional District -- when she launched her campaign website in June.
Michelle Bond is deeply entrenched in the DC swamp. She is a cryptocurrency lobbyist and former Obama administration lawyer.
Long Island's priorities are not Michelle Bond's priorities. Bond wants us to believe she is one of us but as the Messenger Papers reports in their article, Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Bond — The Crypto Queen is Very Shady:
"A simple Internet search will show Bond’s secrets that prove what her intentions are as she runs for Congress. Bond has spent the last 2 years lobbying Congress for the crypto sector to achieve a self-governing status and to avoid following the rules from regulators like the SEC and Commodity Futures Trade (CFTC)."
Nick LaLota is a lifelong Long Islander, so naturally Michelle Bond wants to deceive voters into believing that she is one too. As the Messenger Papers point out in their article, Hey Crypto Queen — Long Island Is Not For Sale:
"Since 2004, Bond has lived and worked in D.C. Suffolk County did not see a dime from Bond. Up until announcing her run for Congress, Bond lived in the D.C. and Maryland area."
"She is using the address of her rented, tiny apartment in Port Jefferson, in a newly constructed apartment complex, while she resides with her two children and boyfriend in her multimillion-dollar mansion in Maryland.
"Why would a millionaire live in a rented apartment?"
Who exactly does Michelle Bond think she's fooling?
Share this with every Long Island Republican you know and please remember to vote for Nick LaLota in the Republican Congressional Primary on August 23.Read more