Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Nassau County Legislature District 11 Democrat

Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Nassau County Legislature District 11 Democrat
Nassau County District 11 Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is running for her seventh term. (Photo courtesy of Delia DeRiggi-Whitton)

Delia M. DeRiggi-Whitton, 55, of Glen Cove, is seeking her seventh term on the Nassau County Legislature.

A Hofstra University graduate, DeRiggi-Whitton is a former senior claims adjustor for State Farm and previously served on the Glen Cove City Council before being elected to the Legislature in 2011.

She is married and has three adult daughters. She additionally served as the Council’s liaison to the City’s Senior Center, where she also served on their Advisory Board.

DeRiggi-Whitton also serves as a member of the Sage Golf Outing Committee, which raises money for the Glen Cove Center.

Throughout her adult life, Delia has been involved in various health and human services and continues to maintain a “hands-on” relationship with local tenants and building owners to ensure concerns are addressed.

She is also the co-chair for Long Island’s U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots, which has grown to become the largest one-day toy collection event in the United States.

She also helped to establish the Sidney Canarick Foundation for Glen Cove Ltd., which conducts various sports programs to engage City youth.

DeRiggi-Whitton also serves as a member and on the Board of Directors of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. The organization’s annual “Cook for a Cure” and car show fundraisers with which she is deeply involved have helped to raise more than $1 million toward DRI research grants.

DeRiggi-Whitton charitable and community organization involvement includes her membership in the Sons and Daughters of Italy and Kiwanis International.

DeRiggi-Whitton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University. She lives in Glen Cove with her husband Richard Valicenti, and has three daughters and a stepson. Delia is the daughter of former Glen Cove Mayor Donald DeRiggi and noted local historian Dr. Mildred DeRiggi.

DeRiggi-Whitton’s top issues are

1. Environmental initiatives.

2. The opioid addiction crisis.

3. Greater transparency and a more collaborative approach from Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman in determining Nassau’s use of hundreds of millions of dollars the county received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.


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