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Town of Huntington, Councilman
  • Mark A. Cuthbertson (Dem, WF)

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    James F. Leonick (Rep, Con, Rfm) Self Employed Attorney

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    Emily S. Rogan (Dem, WF, WE) writer/journalist

  • Edmund J. Smyth (Rep, Con, Rfm, Ind) Attorney

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What would be your plan to develop more reasonably priced housing to keep our young professionals and seniors in this community?

What suggestions do you have to improve communication among Town Board members so that consensus may be reached on the important issues you face?

Would you support expansion of the town's sewer system?

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Campaign Phone (631) 486-9500
Education Juris Doctor from Touro Law School, 1988 Bachelor of Arts, SUNY Albany, 1985
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Education BA with distinction,English, Cornell University MA, Journalism, New York University University of Seville, junior year abroad
I'd look at successful examples elsewhere of creative, mixed-use projects that include businesses, retail, dining and entertainment and reasonably-priced apartments in one walkable community. These serve the needs of seniors looking to downsize and millennials not ready to purchase homes and cars, who want to live in Huntington. Studies suggest this ignites economic growth in communities.
I've learned in almost 12 years on the Huntington School Board that communication among board members is essential to effective governance. Discussions that don't violate the Open Meetings Law but enhance relationships among board members are important. I would also support retreats or team-building activities as tools to build trust and increase the likelihood of collaboration.
Yes I would. In particular, it would help us bring the long-needed improvements and economic growth to downtown Huntington Station.
Campaign Phone (631) 271-7500
Education Friends Academy '89 Widener University '94 New York Law School '97
The surest way to affordable housing is bigger paychecks. As a town board member I would work to stimulate the local economy, attracting higher paying jobs. For seniors who want to remain in their home, I would work to minimize the regulatory burden and fees the town imposes for accessory apartments.
I am unaware of a communication problem between current town board members. Chad Lupinacci, Jim Leonick and I communicate several times each day. I have no reason to believe that will end if we are elected.
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