Thomas Muscarella managed to retain his seat as the Town of Hempstead councilman for the 2nd District on Tuesday night, when he declared victory over former Village of Floral Park Mayor Tom Tweedy. As of press time, Muscarella garnered 13,474 votes, while Tweedy garnered 10,836.
The district encompasses Bellerose Terrace, Floral Park, Garden City, Garden City South, New Hyde Park, Salisbury, South Floral Park, Stewart Manor, and portions of Bellerose, East Meadow, Elmont, Franklin Square, Hempstead, Uniondale and West Hempstead.
Muscarella was appointed to the seat in April, after former Town Councilman Ed Ambrosino pleaded guilty to tax evasion. Upon his re-election, he said, "We went forward and never took anything for granted. We kept our eye on the prize and going forward, we want to provide the Town of Hempstead people with a good local government."