Toni Rettaliata

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Antonia Patricia Rettaliata (née Bifulco; October 20, 1944 – April 8, 2020 [1] ) was an American politician from New York.

Life

She was born on October 20, 1944, in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, the daughter of Pasquale Bifulco and Mary (Finello) Bifulco (born 1910). [2] She attended Huntington High School, and Katherine Gibbs School in Melville. Then she worked as an administrative assistant in the Suffolk County courts, and entered politics as a Republican. [3] She married John B. Rettaliata Jr. [4]

Toni Rettaliata was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1979 to 1987, sitting in the 183rd, 184th, 185th, 186th and 187th New York State Legislatures.

In November 1987, she was elected as Supervisor of the Town of Huntington. In November 1989, she ran for re-election, but was defeated by Democrat Stephen C. Ferraro. [5] Afterwards she remained active in local politics, and was Chairwoman of the Huntington Republican Town Committee. [6]

She married Philip Henry Tepe, and ran in local elections as Toni P. Rettaliata-Tepe, [7] but was commonly known as Toni Tepe.

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References

  1. "Toni Tepe Dies at 75; Former Huntington Supervisor and Republican Stalwart". April 8, 2020.
  2. American Bread: My First Twenty Years in America by Alfred DiGiacomo (AuthorHouse, Bloomington IN, 2012; pg. 155; ISBN   978-1-4772-6498-0)
  3. New York Red Book (1987–1988; pg. 302)
  4. Who's Who in American Politics (1991–1992; pg. 1187)
  5. Challenges Await Huntington Official by Linda Saslow, in the New York Times on December 3, 1989
  6. Town Committees Archived 2015-02-13 at the Wayback Machine of the Republican Party in Suffolk County
  7. Candidate Petition List (pg. 295), at the NYS Board of Elections
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Mary Rose McGee
New York State Assembly
8th District

1979–1982
Succeeded by
John C. Cochrane
Preceded by
Lewis J. Yevoli
New York State Assembly
10th District

1983–1987
Succeeded by
James D. Conte