Peter J. Schmitt

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Peter J. Schmitt
County Legislator of Nassau County, New York's 12th District
In office
Preceded by N/A
Succeeded by Michael Venditto
Commissioner of the Department of Community and Youth Services for the Town of Oyster Bay
In office
Personal details
Born (1950-06-27)June 27, 1950
Died October 3, 2012(2012-10-03) (aged 62)
Mineola, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lois Schmitt
Alma mater Hofstra University

Peter J. Schmitt (June 27, 1950 – October 3, 2012), R-Massapequa, was the leader of Nassau County, New York's Legislature.[1] Schmitt represented the 12th legislative district in Nassau County, which includes Massapequa, Massapequa Park, most of North Massapequa, and part of Seaford. A graduate of Hofstra University, he had lived in the area since 1974.[2]

He was elected to the Legislature in 1995 when it was first created and has represented the 12th district ever since[3] Schmitt served as the Legislature's Deputy Presiding Officer from 1996 to 1999 when it was under Republican control.[4]


Schmitt died suddenly on October 3, 2012, aged 62, of a heart attack during a conference with County Executive Ed Mangano.[5] He was 62 years old.


  1. ^ New York Times article
  2. ^ Profile at Nassau County government website (
  3. ^ Nassau County website
  4. ^ Nassau County government website, ibid.
  5. ^ Celeste Hadrick; Joseph Mallia. "Nassau Legis. Peter J. Schmitt dies of heart attack". Newsday. Retrieved October 3, 2012.