Statement of Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino Calling for Resignation of Councilman Edward Ambrosino

Throughout my career in public service, I have held steadfast to the belief that elected officials must hold themselves to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Upon assuming the office of town supervisor, I declared that my administration would have “zero tolerance” for any undertaking or action that conveys even the slightest appearance of impropriety or undermines the people’s trust in their town government.

That statement was not mere words or empty rhetoric.

Accordingly, given the recent federal indictment of Councilman Edward Ambrosino, I firmly believe that he should resign from the town board effective immediately.