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Campaign Kick-off (2009) a Huge Success

On Monday, February 9, 2009, with close to 140 supporters in attendance, Tom Cilmi officially kicked off his campaign for the 10th District Office of the Suffolk County Legislature. Calling it a “humbling” show of support, Cilmi promised to be “honest, energetic, curious, creative and bold” in trying to find solutions to some of the
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Tom Cilmi Honored by Councilman Edwards

On January 13, 2009, Islip Town Councilman John Edwards presented Tom Cilmi with a Citation recognizing his many years of service to the Islip and East Islip communities.  Tom just finished a four year term as president of the East Islip Soccer Club and his second two year term as president of the Islip Chamber
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Cilmi Announces Recycling Initiative at East Islip Soccer Club

On Saturday, April 19, 2009 Tom Cilmi, President of the East Islip Soccer Club along with former Club Vice President and current Islip Town Councilman, John Edwards, announced that with the Town’s help, the Club will begin recycling all of its used cardboard and plastic containers. Calling it one of the first such programs in
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Trick or Treat on Main Street

On Friday, October 31, 2008, super-heroes and princesses, ghosts and goblins, sports stars and disney characters were all out in force for the Islip Chamber of Commerce’s Third Annual Trick or Treat on Main Street.  This is one of several events hosted by the Islip Chamber of Commerce that are designed to get people onto
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Tom Cilmi attends Alternative Energy Symposium

On Friday, April 18, Islip Chamber of Commerce President Tom Cilmi attended an Alternative Energy Symposium presented at Dowling College. The conference featured Congressman Steve Israel with distinguished guests from LIPA, Dowling College, the USGBC and New York State. Discussion focused on the need for the continual development and utilization of technologies and programs that
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Cilmi proudly accepts the endorsements of: Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum The Suffolk County Superior Officers Association Associated Builders and Contractors The Suffolk County Detective Investigators The Suffolk County Probation Officers Association Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association The Suffolk County Correction Officers Association Here’s what others had to
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Newsday tells it like it is

“Democrats believe Nolan’s family name and his father’s campaign money give the younger Nolan the edge.” (Newsday 10-11-09) Democrat leadership obviously doesn’t give Democrat voters much credit.  Do they think the voters are ignorant enough to vote for a name?  Do they think they can buy your vote with daddy’s money? They are WRONG! Or
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On Tuesday, October 27, Newsday endorsed Tom Cilmi as the candidate “more likely to bring a reform-minded attitude” to the Legislature. Calling his opponent’s candidacy “premature”, Newsday sited Cilmi’s experience and his “matured background.”  

Small Business Task Force

Tom Cilmi joined elected leaders from the New York State Assembly and Suffolk County to discuss the challenges facing small business owners.  From right to left:  Assemblyman Phil Boyle, Legislator Cameron Alden, Tom Cilmi, Assemblyman Tom McKevitt, Assemblyman Bill Reilich, and Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R,C,I-Corning).

Cilmi Declares Victory

Sometime after 10:30pm on Election Day, while at Islip Republican Headquarters in Bay Shore, New York, Tom Cilmi received a call from Democrat candidate Patrick Nolan.  Cilmi called Nolan a gentleman and thanked him for a tough race. With some districts reporting a 3-1 margin, Cilmi’s lead ranged from 57% to 63% during the evening.
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