Nina Petraro Bastardi is a twenty six year old lawyer from Valley Stream, NY who is running for County Legislature in Nassau County. She has already done so much for her community, and by running to become a County Legislator, she hopes to be able to do even more.
Nina has always had an interest in politics and being very involved in her community. I should know, we’ve known each other since we were thirteen! I first met Nina during our freshman year at Sacred Heart Academy. Then, as now she was a smart and driven young woman with a lot of heart! In the past few years, both as an undergraduate and a law student at St. John’s University she has made every effort to better her community.
Whether it is being a part of Action Long Island, working tirelessly leading the charge to bring more affordable housing for young people and young families, or staying involved in her alma mater and church, Nina has never been one to sit back on the sidelines. She has been recognized for her achievements by being honored as one of the “30 under 30” on Long Island. She is a great leader, and will make an amazing County Legislator.
Her campaign has gotten off to a great start! She has been out every day meeting people and getting to know what matters most to those living in the third legislative district. The announcement of her candidacy can be found on Huffington Post, as well as Newsday and the NY Daily News. All of us in Nassau County are extremely excited for this race, and to elect Nina into the County Legislature in November!