Varricchio said she has instituted several policies during her tenure. "I put a drop box at the front door so that people can put their payments in 24 hours a day," she said. She said she implemented a practice about a decade ago whereby people can pay their tax bills online and by phone. Varricchio said she has also upgraded check-processing equipment to allow quicker processing times to banks. She said her experience managing people and working in banking are assets to residents, as she looks for competitive rates from banks with which the town conducts its business. Varricchio said she has also requested funding for updates to her office website, so residents and businesses can easily check their tax status daily.
Varricchio, 74, of St. James, is running on the Republican, Independence, Conservative and Reform Party lines. Varricchio was appointed Smithtown receiver of taxes in 2001 and has been returned to office since. She graduated from Richmond Hill High School in 1958. She did bookkeeping work at a Queens mattress company after graduation and then became a stay-at-home mother. In 1975, Varricchio began working at the Bank of Smithtown as a teller. She remained at the bank for 27 years, retiring as a vice president. Varricchio is married with two adult children.