D’Esposito said he wants to increase Hempstead Town’s surplus so its bond rating and financial outlook would be upgraded. If elected, he said, he would continue to find ways to save money, such as previous efforts to buy used equipment from New York City and inmate-made furniture. “If we continue along that path, I think we’ll be in good shape,” he said. He said he wants to see the Narcan and defibrillator programs expanded. D’Esposito said he also hopes to trim the town’s workforce through additional retirement incentives and attrition. He said he would continue to tackle quality-of-life issues within his district, such as the Plantation Motel in Island Park. He said he supports ethics reform legislation that was passed by the town board in September calling it “a big step in the right direction.” “I’m looking forward to seeing our ethics reforms actually implemented,” he said.
D’Esposito, 35, of Island Park, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform and Tax Revolt lines. He was appointed to the Hempstead Town Board in February 2016 and won election in November 2016. He is currently the town board’s deputy supervisor. He has a bachelor’s degree in English writing from Hofstra University. D’Esposito is currently on an unpaid leave of absence as detective in the New York City Police Department, where he has served since 2005. He is an active member of the Island Park Fire Department and served as its chief from 2013 to 2015 and its deputy chief from 2009 to 2012. He is single.