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Joseph Mondello

Joseph Mondello
Chairman, New York State GOP
In office
Preceded by Stephen Minarik
Succeeded by Edward F. Cox
Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead, New York
In office
Personal details
Born 1938
Brooklyn, New York
Spouse(s) Linda Elizabeth Crabtree[1]
Children 3
Occupation Politician

Joseph Nestor[2] Mondello (born 1938) is an American politician who served as Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee until September 2009. Mondello continues to serve as the head of the Nassau County Republican Committee, a post he has held since 1983. He is a lawyer with the firm of Berkman, Henoch, Peterson and Peddy of Garden City, New York, and holds the rank of Major General in the New York Guard. Prior to being elected state chairman, he served as the head of the Nassau County Republican Committee for twenty three years. He is a former Town supervisor of Hempstead, New York, as well as an attorney, college professor, high school teacher and probation officer. He served as deputy commander of the New York Guard, and also served in the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force.[1]

Early career and background

Mondello was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 13, 1938 to Rosario (Joseph) Mondello and Rosario (Rose) Martín, who were of Sicilian and Puerto Rican descent respectively. Upon graduating high school, Mondello entered the Air National Guard as an airman from 1955 to 1956, and transferred to the United States Army as Corporal in the infantry from 1956 to 1958. After being honorably discharged, Mondello attended Hofstra University, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1962. After graduating, Mondello worked as a teacher in the East Meadow school system and later became a probation officer in Nassau County. Chairman Mondello would later return to his alma mater to teach as an adjunct professor of government.[1]

His activities as a probation officer spurred him to return to the study of law, and in 1966, Mondello entered the New England School of Law. Mondello distinguished himself during his tenure in law school; he was named to law review after his first semester, an honor rarely accorded a freshman law student. He graduated in 1969, and after passing the bar examination joined the Levittown based law firm of Flaum, Imbarrato and Mondello.[1]

Mondello then served in a host of legal positions, including counsel to the New York State Legislature, and an Assistant District Attorney in the Complaint, Felony and Trial Bureaus. He would later serve as a Special Agent in the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. In 1975 he ran and was elected to the proposed Nassau County Legislature but because the electorate failed to approve a referendum setting up a legislative form of government in the County, never served in that capacity.[1]

Political career

From 1979 to 1987, Mondello served as a Councilman of the Town of Hempstead, New York. In January 1987, Mondello was appointed Town supervisor of Hempstead, which is the largest town in the United States with a population close to 800,000. He was later reelected by wide margins in 1987, 1989, and 1991. In 1984, Mondello became Chairman of the Nassau County Republican Committee, a position in which he continues to serve.[1]


Party political offices
Preceded by
Stephen J. Minarik
Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee
Succeeded by
Edward F. Cox
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