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Suffolk GOP Legislators: Put the brakes on ‘Ban the Box’

June 4, 2019 – The Republican caucus of the Suffolk County Legislature called today for the tabling of a proposal that would prohibit private businesses in Suffolk County from questioning job applicants about their criminal history.  The measure, called ‘ban the box,’ if passed, would ban the use of the question, usually presented with a
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April 16, 2019 proclaimed “Education and Sharing Day” in Suffolk County

April 19, 2019 – Legislator Tom Cilmi joined Legislator Susan Berland and County Executive Steve Bellone to declare April 16, 2019 “Education and Sharing Day” in Suffolk County. Cilmi sponsored the resolution at the request of Rabbi Shimon Stillerman, Director of Chabad of Islip. In celebration of the birthday of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel
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Cilmi announces bi-partisan coalition of co-sponsors for social host proposal

Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) announced a geographically diverse, bipartisan group of legislators in support of an amendment to Suffolk’s Social Host law.  The amendment would make it an unclassified misdemeanor for an adult to knowingly allow minors to use drugs including marijuana, opioids, cocaine and anabolic steroids, except those medically prescribed. The bill is
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Legislature adds representative to RFP Waiver Committee

(March 6, 2018 – Smithtown, NY)  Legislator Tom Cilmi and Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory heralded the passage of legislation they co-sponsored adding a fourth member to the County’s RFP Waiver Committee, as an improvement in balance and transparency. The RFP Waiver Committee reviews and authorizes requests from the County Executive’s office to bypass standard Request
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Cilmi Calls on Police Officials to Protect Schools During Special Election

(February 28, 2018 – East Islip, NY)  In an email to Suffolk County Acting Police Commissioner Stuart Cameron and newly elected Sheriff Errol Toulon, Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore) asked the officials to, “ensure that law enforcement personnel are on hand at each [school polling place] throughout the school day” to ensure the safety of students,
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Legislator Cilmi Proposes Amendment to Social Host Law

(February 14, 2018 – East Islip, NY) Legislator Tom Cilmi, Minority Leader of the GOP Caucus in Suffolk County, announced today he is drafting an amendment to Suffolk’s social host law to include illicit drugs. His proposal comes on the heels of Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer filing a bill to include opioids, marijuana, cocaine and
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Suffolk’s Cilmi Appointed Minority Leader

(January 5, 2018 – Smithtown, NY) The Republican Caucus of the Suffolk County Legislature announced the selection of 10th District Legislator Tom Cilmi as Minority Leader.  Re-elected in November to his 5th term in office, Cilmi has been a fiscal conservative and vocal proponent of changes to the County’s budget process, has advocated for multi-year budgeting
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Legislator Tom Cilmi and wife Anna Celebrate Victory

(November 7, 2017 – Bay Shore, NY)  Legislator Tom Cilmi, his wife Anna and son Tom joined friends, volunteers and fellow candidates at Islip GOP Headquarters to watch the election results come in. When the dust cleared, Cilmi had picked up his fifth consecutive electoral victory, winning with over 69% of the vote over Islip Democrat Joseph Tronolone.
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Newsday Endorses Cilmi in 10th District Race

(Novenber 2017 – Melville, NY)  Republican Legislator Tom Cilmi embraced the endorsement of Newsday’s Editorial Board, as well as the myriad of other endorsements from good government groups, labor unions, the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Libertarian and Reform parties. He said, “I am so humbled by all the support.  In the end of course, the only
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Suffolk Legislature Declares November “Military Career Month”

(October 2017 – Smithtown, NY) Legislator Tom Cilmi (R-East Islip) announced that November will be declared “Military Career Month” in Suffolk County. The designation is intended to foster educational engagement with the military to help expose students to the vast array of academic and career opportunities offered by the various branches of the armed services.
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