Inwood-AB GOP Headquarters is open!!

The Inwood-AB GOP is happy to announce the Grand Opening of our Republican Committee headquarters located at 158 Doughty Boulevard, Inwood!  Our committee men and women will be staffing the headquarters from now through Election Day.  Additionally, every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm, we’ll be having scheduled club meetings to go over campaign responsibilities.

So stop by and say hello, pickup a lawn sign or ask how you can get involved!


Jack Martins’ Fundraising Gala

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Five Towns Republican Clubs hosted a joint Fundraising Gala for Nassau County Executive Candidate Jack Martins.  The packed room at the Lawrence Country Club was evidence of the overwhelming support and strength behind the Martins Campaign.  Led by Inwood-AB GOP Executive Leader Jim Vilardi, the crowd was introduced to a number of leading Nassau County Republicans, including First Vice Chairman Joseph Cairo, New York State Senator Alfonse D’Amato, and the man of the hour – Nassau County Executive Candidate Jack Martins!


Helping to ensure the success of local businesses

Many of times, the efforts put forward by the Inwood Republican Committee transcend just local politics. Beyond electing qualified and dedicated Republican candidates to all levels of government, our main goals are to improve the quality of life for our residents and help to ensure the success of our local businesses.

This was evident most recently with Inwood-AB GOP Executive Leader James J. Vilardi’s efforts in assisting Marty Rosen, owner of the Five Towns Mini Golf & Batting Range.  We thank Mr. Rosen for the kind words, and we’re looking forward to building on these efforts and successes even further going forward.

An Angel at Sanitary District 1

The Elder Family of Woodmere with Commissioner Vilardi
Newsday’s Article by Celeste Hadrick










In a turn of events that can best be described as finding “the proverbial needle in a haystack”, our very own Sanitary District #1 Commissioner Jim Vilardi did just that.  Commissioner Vilardi, along with crew members from the Five Towns’ sanitation district and The Elder Family, searched through thousands of pounds of garbage to recover a priceless heirloom – a diamond-studded wedding band belonging to Woodmere resident Jodi Elder.  The irreplaceable ring, which was accidentally thrown out with the family’s recycling, was a gift from her husband on their 15th wedding anniversary.  To read more about this truly amazing story, please click here.

It’s Time To Get Involved!

Still in our infancy, the reinvented Inwood/North Lawrence/Atlantic Beach Republican Committee – The Inwood-AB GOP – has already made significant strides both locally and politically. However, such efforts would not have come to fruition without the support of our growing membership and from our community.  And we have so much more to accomplish!

With the arrival of summer and Election Day 2017 only a few short months away, NOW is the time to Get Involved! Currently, our committee men and women are in the process of walking their respective Election Districts, collecting signatures in support of our 2017 Republican Candidates. But more help is always needed! Please click here to find out how YOU can get involved in building our committee and strengthening our community! #inwood#northlawrence #atlanticbeach #republican #gop #electionday2017

June 13th Cocktail Reception for Supervisor Santino

On behalf of Co-Chairmen and Executive Leaders Donald X. Clavin, Jr. and James J. Vilardi, the Inwood-AB GOP would like to  thank everyone that attended our special Cocktail Reception in honor of Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony J. Santino on Tuesday evening, June 13th!

The intimate, two-hour Cocktail Reception was held at the beautiful Cherry Valley Country Club in Garden City, and it was truly a great success!  With Supervisor Santino’s reelection campaign in full swing, the reception was well-attended, with guests and dignitaries from all over the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County in attendance.  It was a true show of support for the Supervisor’s continued efforts to reduce spending, ease the tax burdens on our residents, and for providing responsible and transparent fiscal management of America’s Largest Township!  And as a special gift, all guests in attendance received from the Supervisor a souvenir pair of custom-made cufflinks designed specifically for the event!

Again, we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all those that made the evening a great success!

Executive Leader Donald X. Clavin, Jr., Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony J. Santino, and Executive Leader James J. Vilardi.
Executive Leader Donald X. Clavin, Jr., Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony J. Santino, and Executive Leader James J. Vilardi.
A pair of the custom-made, souvenir cufflinks designed for the event.


2017 Nassau County Republican Committee Candidates

Election Day 2017 is Tuesday, November 7, 2017, and while this may seem far away, it’ll be here before we know it!  This year is an immensely important year for our local candidates at both the Town and County Levels.

At the Town of Hempstead, we’ll be re-electing Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Town Clerk Nasrin G. Ahmad, and for Nassau County, we’ll be electing Jack M. Martins as our next County Executive; Steven L. Labriola our next County Comptroller; and re-electing Maureen C. O’Connell as our County Clerk.  All of the Nassau County Legislative seats are running as well, as locally we’ll be electing Paul A. Sapienza to the 3rd Legislative District, and re-electing Denise A. Ford and Howard J. Kopel to the 4th and 7th Legislative Districts respectively.

In the days, weeks and months to come, the Inwood-AB GOP Republican Committee will begin walking door-to-door, collecting petitions, discussing issues and answering questions, handing out information and introducing our candidates.  In the meantime, if anyone is interested in helping our cause and showing their support for the Inwood-AB GOP and all of our local Republican candidates, we welcome you to visit our Get Involved Page!

For a full list of all Nassau County Republican Committee Candidates, please click here.

Golf Outing Postponed Due To Weather

Attention All:  Due to inclement weather predicted for this Monday, May 22nd, 2017, the 2017 Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing is being postponed and has been rescheduled for Monday, July 17th, 2017.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please kindly add the new date to your calendar’s, and please spread the word!

~~~ The Inwood-AB GOP Team

Five Towns Mini-Golf & Batting Range

The Inwood, North Lawrence, Atlantic Beach Republican Committee is thrilled that one of our community’s longest tenured small businesses will remain open for the foreseeable future.  After much uncertainty, The Five Towns Mini-Golf and Batting Range in Lawrence, which first opened it’s “gates” in 1978, recently reached a new rental agreement with the state Department of Transportation.

Thanks to the efforts of a bi-partisan team that included, amongst others, our very own Inwood-AB GOP Executive Leader, James J. Vilardi and our Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel (R-Lawrence), the residents of our communities will be able to continue enjoying all the amenities the facility has to offer.

To read the full article from Jeff Bessen of the Long Island Herald, click here.

An Important Community Message for Inwood Residents

For many years the property at 175 Roger Avenue, known as the Rockaway Metals Building, has been an eyesore and a hazardous condition for Inwood Residents. I am happy to inform you that Nassau County has now taken action to demolish this building, which could be the first step in the remediation, sale, and redevelopment of this property which has been blighted for over twenty years.

On Monday April 24th the Nassau County Legislature will be considering a Capital Budget Bond Resolution (144-17, 145-17, 149-17) which will authorize $2.1 million for the demolition of this building. I encourage all concerned Inwood Residents to join with me at the Nassau County Legislature at 1:00 PM to express support for this resolution.