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Candidates run uncontested in East Rockaway, Lynbrook villages
Compiled by Mary Malloy and Brian Croce
Mary Malloy/Herald
Hilary Becker, BIll McLaughlin, Mike Hawxhurst

Bruno Romano
Current position: Village Trustee
Career: Partner at an international freight forwarding business and a cruise planning business.
Education: Nassau Community College, Associates Degree

Deputy Mayor Bruno F. Romano was elected as trustee in March 2002. He is currently the liaison of the East Rockaway School District No. 20, Building Department, Fire Department, Recreation Dept., Senior Activity and Center and the Waterfront Revitalization Committee. He is a member of numerous organizations including the Msg. Walsh-St. Raymond’s Knights of Columbus, Village Foundation of East Rockaway, Kiwanis Club of East Rockaway, The Order Sons of Italy in America and the East Rockaway Chamber of Commerce.
Romano has been an East Rockaway Resident for 43 years, attended Centre Avenue Elementary School, and East Rockaway High School. He is married to his wife Theresa and has three children, Amanda, Anthony, and Joseph.


Theresa Gaffney
Current position: New
candidate for trustee
Career: Assistant to the chief of staff at the Town of Hempstead

Theresa Gaffney is running for a trustee position for the first time. Trustee Richard Gogarty, who was appointed and then ran uncontested last year, is not seeking re-election. She is president of the Village Foundation of East Rockaway, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping village residents. Gaffney has also been involved in multiple community organizations including the East Rockaway Pride Party, where she served as its treasurer and membership chairperson; the East Rockaway Village “Welcome Wagon” Committee and is currently president of the East Rockaway Village Library Board.
    Gaffney has lived in East Rockaway for nearly eight years with her husband John and two children Courtney and John.



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Bruno has a lot of nerve running for reelection. Wasn't he arrested during his current term for theft?

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | Report this

Gaffney was the best candidate they could muster. Or is this the way the boss keeps control she will tell him everything you say Fran.Prince spaghetti reaching low into the barrel. Hey Zangril all that ass kicking and you got passed over. Reminds of your boss he still in the same job. He should be proud what an organization he created all automatons no thinkers just the way an insecure person likes it.

Romano well we all know what that's about yes sir no sir how hi sir doesn't get old Bruno, being a doormat I mean.

Friday, March 8, 2013 | Report this

Image is everything to prince "going no higher". My guess they will try to inflate the vote. Hope no non residents vote. I would watch out for those outsiders that are related to certain folk maybe a relative of local politician or an "mighty"assistant, maybe a business owner should I go on. Maybe a call to someone who can do something about irregular voter practices, just my opinion

Friday, March 8, 2013 | Report this
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