For Immediate Release: September 27, 2013
Lupinacci, Raia, Marcellino and Flanagan to Name Section of New York Avenue in Huntington After Late Assemblyman James D. Conte
(Long Island, NY) On Saturday, October 5, Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station), Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport), Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) will join the family of the late Assemblyman James D. Conte to designate a section of New York Avenue as the “Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Highway.”
Conte represented the Town of Huntington and surrounding areas in the Assembly for 24 years before his death last year. The bill received a standing ovation when it passed in June. The dedication ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of New York Ave & Elm Street in the village of Huntington.
Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci honored former Assemblyman James D. Conte during passage of legislation to create the “Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Highway.”
“Assemblyman Conte embodied the spirit of faithful public service, not only to his constituents, but to the state as a whole,” said Lupinacci. “For 24 years, Jim served as a leader and mentor in state government, and he left a lasting legacy in Huntington and beyond. Jim was not simply a boss; he was truly a friend and mentor who inspired me to go into public service. Renaming this section of New York Avenue is a small token of appreciation for his dedication and service.”
The portion of New York State Route 110 to bear his name is an ideal location, as it is at the heart of the 10th Assembly District, and is where Conte’s district office was located.
Video from the bill debate in June can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7u-BdtFp8o&feature=youtu.be.