Meyer, Delmonte oust incumbents in Port races

Meyer, Delmonte oust incumbents in Port races
JB Meyer. He defeated incumbent Frank Scobbo for the position of Port Washington police commissioner. (Photo courtesy of JB Meyer)

Challengers JB Meyer and Nadine Delmonte were elected as Port Washington police and garbage collection commissioners on Tuesday, defeating their incumbent opponents.

Meyer received 708 votes, defeating incumbent Frank Scobbo, who got 462 votes. Delmonte received 465 votes to 412 votes for incumbent Bill Scaglione. Scobbo was seeking a second term, while Scaglione was running for a seventh.

Mindy Germain and Brandon Kurz both ran unopposed and won their respective races for water and sewer commissioner.

Meyer owns a Port business, Chief Graphix, which he runs with his wife, Abigail. He also worked on Wall Street for over a decade and was an All-American lacrosse goalie at the University of Virginia.

“I’m excited. I think we ran a really good campaign,” he said. “We ran on honesty and integrity and we got the vote out so I think it was great.”

Meyer said during his campaign that transparency between the district and residents needed to improve. He also promised to help push for the construction of a new police headquarters at a recent debate.

Delmonte is a party planner and general manager at LaMotta’s Waterside Restaurant in Port Washington. She also serves as a secretary on the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District Board of Directors.

She said her victory surprised her, but she is ready to listen to taxpayers and work with the Town of North Hempstead to make improvements.

“It was a close race,” she said. “I’m super flattered and I thank all of my constituents that really stood behind me. I’m excited.”

Delmonte said she would seek to foster dialogue and feedback from constituents to improve the status quo for the betterment of the community. She will also investigate ways to improve pickups, such as having alternative locations that leave sidewalks clear.

Each of the four winners will serve a three-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2023.




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