Edward A. Ambrosino

Dennis Dunne, Sr.
Dennis Dunne, Sr.

(516) 812-3180
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Representing the Sixth Councilmanic District, Dennis Dunne, Sr., was appointed to the Hempstead Town Board in June 2017 after serving 22 years as a Nassau County Legislator. Mr. Dunne was an original member of the Legislature when it was formed in 1996. As a Nassau County Legislator in the 15th Legislative District, Mr. Dunne previously represented the communities of Levittown, Westbury, and portions of East Meadow, Bethpage, Wantagh, and Seaford.  

Dennis Dunne serves as President of the Levittown/Island Trees Veterans Council and was the President of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council. He is a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., the Disabled American Veterans, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Kiwanis Club and the Levittown Chamber of Commerce. Councilman Dunne is the former Chair of the Nassau County Executive's Veterans Advisory Committee. He served as Co-Chair for the 40th and 50th Anniversaries of Levittown and was active in organizing the 60th-anniversary celebration. The Councilman is now assisting in 70th-anniversary events. Mr. Dunne is also the former Director of the Nassau County Veterans Agency and served with the U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War.

Councilman Dunne received his Associate of Arts degree from Nassau Community College in 1975 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in 1979.

Councilman Dunne resides in Levittown. He has two children, Dennis Jr. and Joleene and five grandchildren.

District Information

Councilman Dunne represents the residents of the Sixth Councilmanic District of the Town of Hempstead which includes Levittown and portions of East Meadow, Bellmore, Bethpage, Merrick, Seaford, and Wantagh.

Anthony P. D'Esposito
Anthony P. D'Esposito

(516) 812-3242
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Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony P. D’Esposito, of Island Park, represents the 4th Councilmanic District. Hard work, honesty and respect of public trust has led to two overwhelming victories since his appointment to the Hempstead Town Board in February of 2016, D’Esposito’s last re-election in November 2017 has earned him a four year term.

Councilman D’Esposito has a long history of serving the community. As a Detective in the New York City Police Department, he made more than 600 arrests in connection with murders, shootings, assaults, bribery and possession of firearms. Closer to home, Councilman D’Esposito is a former Chief of the Island Park Fire Department and served as Public Information Officer for the Village of Island Park.

Councilman D’Esposito serves on the Board of Directors for the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center and is on the Board of Directors of RVC Blue Speaks, an organization which helps promote autism awareness. Councilman D’Esposito is a member of the Fire Chiefs Council of Nassau County, a member of Italian Americans in Government and is a co-founder of the Jimi Gubelli Foundation. He is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, 3rd Degree Knight, Father Joseph O’Connell Council No. 3481, Knights of Columbus of Oceanside and a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Judge Frank A. Gulotta Lodge #2180. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.

As a resident of Island Park, Councilman D’Esposito witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. His commitment to the recovery effort was recognized by many throughout New York State, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, who appointed D’Esposito as Co-Chairman of the state’s Community Reconstruction Program. As Councilman, D’Esposito has worked on several Sandy recovery initiatives, including the proposal of a new law that streamlines the process of elevating homes for those living within the FEMA Flood Plain. D’Esposito fought for Sandy victims when he recently joined with Santino to call on the state’s NY Rising program to restore funding to repair Sandy-ravaged bulkheads along the California Canal in Island Park.

Councilman D’Esposito was recently named Man of the Year by the Chabad of Hewlett and has received the Nassau County Francis X. Pendl Humanitarian Award, Town of Hempstead Distinguished Service Award and more than 50 police department medals for his commitment to serving and protecting residents, including the 2016 Public Service Award from the New York Police Chiefs’ Benevolent Association. Applying his strong law enforcement background, D’Esposito has backed an array of public safety measures to protect Hempstead Town residents, including the training of town employees and community groups in the use of Narcan, a life-saving drug that prevents heroin-related deaths.

D’Esposito’s sound and sensible approach to budgeting has won the respect of independent financial credit rating agencies and the trust of Hempstead Town’s taxpayers. Slashing town spending in 3 consecutive budgets demonstrates the highest regard for residents. Cutting payroll costs by $19 million in one year and simultaneously reducing overtime costs by $2.5 million is the Councilman’s commitment to those who call America’s largest township their home. Doing “more with less” is not an adage for Anthony D’Esposito, it is the only way he knows how to govern.

Councilman D’Esposito is a graduate of Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and is also a graduate of Chaminade High School.

District Information

The Fourth Councilmanic District of the Town of Hempstead includes East Rockaway, Hewlett, Island Park, South Hempstead, Oceanside and Rockville Centre and portions of Baldwin, Cedarhurst, Lynbrook, Malverne, Valley Stream and Woodmere.

Dorothy L. Goosby
Dorothy L. Goosby

Senior Councilwoman
(516) 489-5000, ext. 4304
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Town of Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby was elected to the Town Board on November 2, 1999 and was one of the first Democrats elected since 1905. She is the first African American woman to serve on the Town Board.

In 1988, Dorothy L. Goosby, et. al., filed a class action suit against the Town of Hempstead charging that the Town’s at large voting system for the Town Board discriminated against the minority community. In 1997, a federal judge agreed and ruled that the Town of Hempstead’s method of voting-at-large was discriminatory and violated the Voting Rights Act. In January 2000, the United States Supreme Court denied review of the Town of Hempstead’s appeals. U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson then ordered that a special election be held for all seats in November 2000.

Dorothy L. Goosby is an alumna of Florida A&M University. She received her Masters in Business Administration in Labor Relations/Corporate Finance and Accounting Management from Adelphi University. Councilwoman Goosby is a New York State Certified and Registered Dietitian with more than twenty-five years of exemplary administrative experience in the medical profession. She attended Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York and completed the requirements to obtain certification by the New York State Education Department as a Certified Chemistry teacher.

Councilwoman Goosby is the President of the Association Of Towns of the State of New York.  She serves on the Executive Committee and the Rules and Resolutions Committee for the organization.

While Councilwoman Goosby’s accomplishments are noteworthy, she is most recognized for her on-going community efforts in Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead. She has initiated community meetings and Town Board evening meetings that provide access and opportunity for more residents to participate in government than ever before. She has intervened in areas that have resulted in a better life for many. These include repair and renovation of streets that were long neglected, parks that were in total disrepair, vacant lots that were littered and street lights that did not function properly, just to name a few. It is her belief that her election by the people is a mandate to provide equitable representation to all of the residents and that she has a responsibility to make a difference when it is possible and where it is needed.

Councilwoman Goosby lives in Hempstead. She recently lost her husband of 50 years, Anderson Jay Goosby. She has two daughters, Alcina and Cassandra Goosby.  Mrs. Goosby is a long time member of Union Baptist Church in Hempstead.

District Information

The First Councilmanic District of the Town of Hempstead includes: Hempstead, Lakeview and Roosevelt as well as portions of Baldwin, Freeport, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Uniondale and West Hempstead.

Responsibilities of Office

Council members are responsible for adopting the annual budget, adopting and amending the town code and the building zone ordinances, adopting all traffic regulations, and hearing applications for changes of zone and special exceptions to zoning codes.

Each council member maintains an office in Hempstead Town Hall, located at One Washington Street, Hempstead, New York 11550.

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District Information

The Sixth Councilmanic District of the Town of Hempstead includes Levittown and portions of East Meadow, Bellmore, Bethpage, Merrick, Seaford and Wantagh.