Cittadino said he believes there should “absolutely” be term limits for elected town officials. “But once people get the job, they don’t want to let it go,” he said. Cittadino said he didn’t have any specific proposals as part of his campaign. “You don’t really know any job until you’re actually in there doing it,” he said. If elected, he said his priority would be to work with residents and save them money. “I would be in there every day fighting for the people.” He said when he’s called the town to complain about his neighbors’ trees growing over a fence, “they don’t get back to you.” He said now that he’s retired, he could devote time to public service. “I just think more can be done for the town,” he said.
Cittadino, 64, of Baldwin, is running on the Republican and Conservative lines. He was born in Far Rockaway and lived in Cedarhurst and Rockville Centre before he moved to Baldwin about 30 years ago. He served in the Marines from 1970 to 1975 as a lance corporal in Japan. He worked as a stagehand for Broadway shows and at the Metropolitan Opera from 1978 until retiring last year. Cittadino is married and has two children. As of early October, his name had not been listed on campaign literature and he was not featured in videos with the remainder of the Hempstead Town Republican ticket. He has not raised any money either, according to state campaign finance filings.