Ed Mangano

Nassau County GOP Calls On Mangano To Resign

Apr 5, 2017
Charles Lane / WSHU

Republican leaders of the Nassau County legislature called on County Executive Ed Mangano to resign.

Monday’s news conference came only a few hours after Mangano had given his State of the County address.

Mangano was indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges in October.

Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves says it was a difficult decision to call for his resignation but Mangano has to do what is best for the county.

Mangano called the move by the Republican leaders “election season nonsense.”

Seth Wenig / AP

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano delivered his annual State of the County Address at the newly refurbished Nassau Coliseum on Monday.

Frank Eltman / AP

The Oyster Bay Town Board once again did not appoint a replacement for Supervisor John Venditto at Tuesday’s town board meeting. Venditto resigned last week after he was indicted last year on federal corruption charges alongside Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Mangano’s wife.

Nassau County’s fiscal control board approved the county’s 2017 budget, but only after the county legislature approved $36 million in cuts and new fees.

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Updated 5:27 pm

Mangano, his wife, and Venditto all pleaded "not guilty" at their arraignment and were released after posting bond. Mangano says he is innocent and will not resign despite calls to do so from Nassau County Republican candidates who are on the ballot this Election Day.

"I have an opportunity, when at the proper time, to present my evidence that rebukes any of this nonsense that I would ever do anything that sacrifices my oath of office," Mangano says.

Mangano, his wife, and Venditto are due back in court on December 7.