Jeanine C. Driscoll has resided in the Town of Hempstead, Village of Bellerose for nearly 20 years with her husband, Dan, and their five children. She has been a practicing attorney for 28 years, and most recently served as Associate Village Justice of Bellerose Village in the Justice Court. Jeanine’s father emigrated from Caracas, Venezuela and her parents raised Jeanine and her three younger siblings in Middle Village, Queens.
Jeanine received a Bachelor’s Degree in American Politics from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and earned a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She has practiced as a civil litigator in state courts and federal district courts and has handled cases from pretrial through trial and appeal. Her civil litigation experience includes insurance, aviation, employment and labor relations, and commercial litigation. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association.
Over the last 20 years, she has been heavily involved in local community organizations. She has served as President of both the Junior Women’s Club of Bellerose, and the Floral Park Memorial PTSA. She also has served on the Floral Park Bellerose School District’s Budget Advisory Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. Jeanine is active in her parish, Our Lady of Victory, where she teaches in the Faith Formation Program, is a member of the Parish Council and serves as a Eucharistic Minister.
Jeanine’s number one priority is to continue to enhance the services of the Receiver’s Office in a fiscally responsible manner. She is committed to reducing spending and running an efficient and responsive office at the service of the taxpayers. She will continue the taxpayer seminars and is committed to helping the residents of Hempstead Town understand their taxes and reduce their tax burden by showing them how to challenge their assessments and apply for property tax exemptions. Above all, Jeanine will work to put Nassau County in the right direction and foster the well-being of all communities and residents.
The Receiver of Taxes is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Receiver of Taxes. This office collects taxes for 99 special districts and 33 school districts, and disburses the monies to school district treasures without charge. Its other functions include billing and collection processes, encompassing complete banking, record maintenance, mail and accounting functions. The department also collects, free of charge, Nassau County taxes on properties within the town borders.