Vincent T. Muscarella, a Republican, was elected to the first session of the Nassau County Legislature on November 5, 1995. He represents the 8th Legislative District, which encompasses Franklin Square, Floral Park, West Hempstead and portions of Elmont, New Hyde Park, Garden City and Valley Stream. Legislator Muscarella was re-elected by wide margins in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Prior to his election to the Legislature he served for four years as State Assemblyman representing the 22nd Assembly District.
Mr. Muscarella was born in Nassau County in 1954 and is a lifelong resident of the county. After completing his undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College in Maine, he attended St. John's Law School and received his J.D. degree in 1979. Legislator Muscarella is a partner in the law firm of Muscarella and Tomasone and a member of the Nassau County, New York State, and Florida Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts. His legal career has included positions with the Hempstead Town Attorney's office and the Nassau County Attorney's office.
Legislator Muscarella is an active community leader whose commitment to service has been recognized by numerous local civic and community groups. A former Commissioner of the Garibaldi-Meuci Museum on Staten Island, he is an active member of the Order Sons of Italy in America and serves on the legal committee of its Commission for Social Justice. He is a charter member of the West Hempstead Civic Association and West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, a past president and member of the Executive Board of the Franklin Square Lions Club, a member of the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Franklin Square Knights of Columbus. Legislator Muscarella has served as Chairman of the Citizens Budget Advisory Group to the West Hempstead Union Free School District and is active in the West Hempstead Parent-Teacher Association. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Nassau chapter of United Cerebral Palsy.
Legislator Muscarella and his family reside in West Hempstead.