Thomas S. Gulotta, 75, Republican Who Led Nassau County, Dies

Aug 08, 2019 465

BY: Sam Roberts

Thomas S. Gulotta, the former Republican Nassau County executive on Long Island whose political career ended with his government verging on bankruptcy and his party’s once impregnable machine poised to lose its grip on one of the nation’s wealthiest strongholds, died on Sunday in Oceanside, N.Y. He was 75.

His death was announced by County Executive Laura Curran, one of his Democratic successors. No cause was given. Abandoned by his own party, Mr. Gulotta chose not to seek re-election to another four-year term in 2001, ending a 24-year political career that he had seemed destined to pursue. His father, Frank A. Gulotta Sr., was elected Nassau district attorney in 1949, the first Italian-American to win a countywide race in Nassau, and became a State Supreme Court justice.

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