Michael Pesce is a lifelong Massapequa resident and currently lives there with his wife Samantha and their children Paul and Bobby. As a lifelong Massapequa resident, Michael is intimately familiar with and deeply embedded in the local community.
Michael is a republican and running for Nassau County Legislature of the 12th District on the democratic line. He is doing this because it is no secret that there has been corruption within the Republican Party of Nassau County. The Republican Party has and continues to perpetually nominate the same candidates, which breeds complacency and inaction. It creates an environment where our elected officials are working more for themselves and their party, than for the community and the voters that elected them to office. In Michael’s case, the incumbent he is running against has held this position in the family for over 25 years. This coupled with the extremely high taxes Nassau property owners pay, Nassau County recently being ranked the second most fiscally stressed county in New York state (the third straight year of decline for Nassau), a Nassau County detective shortage that the current legislator either cannot or will not fight to fix, and so much are all what has propelled Michael to run for office and fight for his community. It is time for a new set of faces; ones that will put their community first and fight to solve the problems that are plaguing Nassau County and our local communities.
Michael was brought up through the Massapequa School System, attending Unqua Elementary, Berner Middle School, Ames, and Massapequa High School. He then went on to attend Hofstra University, receiving both an academic and an athletic scholarship playing soccer. Michael graduated from Hofstra double majoring in Finance and Marketing, and obtaining a degree in Business Administration.
Professionally, Michael has enjoyed an extremely successful career working for three Fortune 500 companies, including ADP, Boston Scientific, and most recently Intuitive. As a Clinical Sales Representative at Intuitive Michael was responsible for training and supporting surgeons and hospital staff in their use of Intuitive’s DaVinci Surgical System, a robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgical system. Then, after having gained over a decade of experience within these Fortune 500 companies Michael decided to take his successful business experience and acumen to pursue an entrepreneurial career building his own business as an Associate Broker with Douglas Elliman; where in just a short time his team has been ranked in the top 8% of real estate teams nationwide.