Macagnone said one of his top accomplishments is successfully spearheading a proposal to require companies with large contracts with the town to have a state-approved apprentice program and have apprentices on the job site. "This allows kids to have a career," he said. Fixing roads will be a major board priority, he said. Macagnone said he is "very proud we have a no-tax-increase budget this year." Democrats have criticized the board for approving decades-long lease agreements with indicted restaurateur Harendra Singh. Macagnone defended the agreements. "If somebody's investing a lot of money in our infrastructure, they need security also, yes," he said. "But we had the 30-day safety valve to end the contract." He was referring to what he interprets as the town's ability to terminate the agreements with Singh with 30 days' notice.
Macagnone, 57, of Syosset, is a Republican and is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. He is endorsed by Tax Revolt. He is seeking his fifth term on the town board. He graduated from Ashland College in Ohio with a degree in business administration. He is a Long Island team leader for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. He is married with two daughters.