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 .