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Wantagh School Board Candidate Profile: Peter Brasile

Co-founder of Wantagh Football Club is one of three candidates running for a seat on the Wantagh Board of Education.

Peter Brasile, who has served his country in the U.S. Army and helped found a youth football organization, is one of three candidates for one open spot on the Wanbtagh school board.

Brasile along with  and are vying for a seat being vacated by incumbent Wantagh Board of Education trustee Robert Leuchtmann.

Brasile, who co-founded the Wantagh Football Club, has spent 24 years with the U.S. Army Military Police Corps including serving as a non commissioned officer combat leader during missions in Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a union delegate veterans liaison to the New York City mayor's office and is a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3211 in Hicksville and has served with the U.S Volunteers Honor Guard. 

Brasile's four children have all gone through since 1994 with two having graduated from the district. Two of his sons are still attending . 

Brasile said he is "deeply concerned" with the turnover of three superintendents and the loss of two athletic directors in the past three years as well as how the economic downturn has affected Wantagh families. 

"I believe that I can provide clear and determined leadership, while listening to the concerns and needs of the community that I am a part of," Brasile said. "We need to find qualified, dedicated and extraordinary individuals to serve our school and continue it’s greatness." 

A meet and greet with the Wantagh school board candidates being hosted by the 6-12 Association is scheduled for this Monday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Wantagh High School South Cafeteria. Voting for the school board race is scheduled for May 15 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at , and Wantagh Elementary School. 

This is the third of our series profiling the three candidates running for Wantagh school board. To read the first two profiles, click  and .   

Andrew Coen May 09, 2012 at 08:47 PM
@Betty S and JFS- Mr. Greco took out ads for all election category stories, which includes this one.
Peter Brasile May 11, 2012 at 01:55 AM
@ Betty S. and JFS - thank you for looking out on my behalf. I'm going to win this election without putting signs. I hope you come out and vote Tue. Thank you Peter Brasile
JFS May 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM
@Andrew Coen - regardless, these placements still remain a conflict of interest. Is Patch officially endorsing Mr. Greco's candidacy for the Wantagh school board?
Andrew Coen May 11, 2012 at 01:35 PM
@JFC- As a policy, Patch does not endorse candidates in elections.
Chris Wendt May 14, 2012 at 07:26 PM
@ Andrew - Policy is as policy does. No hard feelings, but I think most reasonable people could conclude that Patch appears to have endorsed Mr. Greco. However, I personally sense, upon seeing Mr. Greco's ubiqutious advertising all over Patch, but especially all over the other candidates' profiles is probably doing Mr. Greco's campaign more harm than good. I certainly hope so. Please do not change it! Regardless, as Peter Brasile indicated, he does not need signs or intrusive ads to win tomorrow's election. He has the right message and the right spirit!

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