Amoroso said he backs term limits of eight years for countywide elected officials and 10 years for county legislators. He would limit the amount of campaign contributions county officials can accept from county vendors, saying “the more we can take money out of the equation, the better off we’re going to be.” Amoroso supports an independent inspector general to review county contracts and opposes privatizing government services, such as the county bus system, inmate medical care and management of the county sewer system. “I don’t think this is the right focus,” he said. “There are certain essential services that government needs to provide, and this approach has been wrongheaded.”
Amoroso, 60, of Lynbrook, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. This is his second run for a county or town office. In 2015, he lost a race for Hempstead Town clerk. Amoroso received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. John’s University and a law degree from Touro College. His law firm, Amoroso & Associates P.C., is based in Manhattan. Amoroso previously served as a first assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and as president of Nassau Downs Off-Track Betting. He also spent eight years on the Lynbrook school board. Amoroso is married, with two children.