Nassau Legislature Race: Candidate Joseph Belesi

Belesi is the Republican incumbent running for the 14th district seat of the Nassau County Legislature.

Belesi, who has been a Farmingdale resident for 39 years, was elected in 2009. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart for his service to the United States Army during the Vietnam War and he was the first Nassau County Police Officer to be elected to the legislature. He served as an officer and later as a supervisor for the Nassau County Police Department for more than 32 years.

Dan Michaels November 02, 2011 at 10:44 PM
This is the Best Candidate to represent the 14th LD. Farmingdale's own. VOTE ON TUESDAY FOR JOE BELESI...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE!
John Rennhack November 04, 2011 at 12:20 AM
Good work? The county is in a free-fall.
John Rennhack November 04, 2011 at 03:00 AM
Aaannnnddd two-faced Belesi just got his PBA endorsement pulled. Tells them and the public one thing and votes differently. GOOD WORK, JOE!
John Rennhack November 05, 2011 at 02:07 PM
Sir, are you seriously denigrating her service to our country? Are you mocking her time in the military? You may not like her but you should not be tearing down her service. My father, a WWII vet left his post because of the way returning Vietnam vets were looked down on by his fellow WWII vets in that Post. Don't mock her service, it's unseemly.
Dan Michaels November 05, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Nassau County Detectives DID endorse Joe...still spewing a lot of hatred John. I think you do your candidate a dis-service when you express yourself in that manner. Also, speaking of unseemly, Joe didn't and isn't knocking her service in the military. John I do agree with you on one point you posted. The Country is in a free-fall. Belesi is a Nassau County Legislator. The person responsible for our condition is not from Nassau County, but is in Washington DC, to blame a local legislator or imply it's his fault is truly unseemly and clearly off the mark.
Jay November 05, 2011 at 08:50 PM
Haha, Don't quit your day job Johnny! Might wanna stay out of politics completely and find something your good at. It's not for everyone and you sir are certainly not up for the job. While your father's dedication and service to our country is wonderful, this isn't about your father, it's about the good of Nassau County and Mr. Belesi is the right man for the Nassau County and you know it!
John Rennhack November 05, 2011 at 10:18 PM
By calling her "Mrs. "Gulf War Veteran", you certainly were mocking her. Have you spoken to her? Have you approached her? Do you know where she was on Memorial Day? The charge that she doesn't care about veterans because you did not see her at a parade is just creating an issue that is not there. You make a charge that she will not do anything for veterans with no proof of what you say. Your attack on her is scurrilous. Speak to Eve Pearson. Walk into he campaign office on Main Street and she would be glad to speak to you.
John Rennhack November 05, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Jay, Belesi has proven he is not good for this County. From his first vote to give Peter Schmitt a 47% raise to his voted for higher hidden 7% tax increase and the fact that in the Legislature he has not introduced one piece of legislation in two years says it all.
John Rennhack November 05, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Oh Dan, you keep building these straw men and making things up. 1) Belesi lost the PBA endorsement. Nothing was said about Detectives. 2) I didn't say Belesi said anything about her service. Read for comprehension next time. 3) You're blaming Obama for Nassau's economic problems? Seriously?
Dan Michaels November 06, 2011 at 03:52 PM
Is this you John? Sure sounds like you. "Democrat John Rennhack, 37, of North Massapequa, is a television broadcast satellite manager who wants to use technology to open up legislative operations to the public. And he would push Nassau to go green. Both are worthy ideas. But his anti-Republican rhetoric as an outsider and Web site operator has, unfortunately, sometimes been over the top. He needs to reject the hyper-partisanship that has characterized his opponent. - Newday 11/5/2007." Again, lighten up John. Be your own person and stop doing the dirty work for your party of choice. Some find it offensive, as did Newsday.
John Rennhack November 06, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Sad attempt at deflection. I have the facts, and you do not. Belesi is bad news for Nassau and his sad record reflects that.
Jay November 06, 2011 at 09:16 PM
Then what are these mystical, magical facts that you speak of. Why don't you express any interest in the good of the people? Where is your data backing your "facts" up? YOU HAVE NO SUPPORTING EVIDENCE. Zero, zilch, none. It's very unbecomming for a grown man to act like a baby, as you are doing right now. Stop whining, throw your diaper away and put on your man pants.
Jay November 07, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Oh please, get a life. Your failure as a politician is a reflection on yourself!
Jay November 07, 2011 at 11:58 AM
Go back to Zucotti Park you overcooked turkey!
John Rennhack November 07, 2011 at 01:32 PM
What is wrong with you? Is that how you learned to interact with people? Does your anonymity fuel your rage or are you the same in person?
James M. November 07, 2011 at 02:56 PM
THis is what they said of Schmitt Republican Peter Schmitt, 57, of Massapequa, has taken to his role as minority leader of the legislature with vigor. Perhaps too much vigor. While the job is to lead the loyal opposition, Schmitt has too often been an obstructionist, reflexively rejecting anything the Democratic majority proposed. He stands for everything that we found disappointing about the old, sclerotic Republican Party.
James M. November 07, 2011 at 02:59 PM
Dan How do you blame DC for Nassau's problems? Nassau has been run by Republicans for over a generation with a very few democrats involved. Did someone shake your snow globe again? Maybe the Magic 8-Ball said "Blame the Democrats today"


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