Spada said it’s critical to stop rising taxes and fees, which make it harder to live comfortably on Long Island. One of the “biggest issues would be repealing the $92 million in fees that the county legislature put in the last two years,” Spada said. “We need to stop spending money we don’t have.” As deputy mayor of a village, he said, he has been part of a team that has introduced no tax increases to residents over the past five years, while at the same time increasing services and completing infrastructure projects.
Spada, 55, of Huntington Bay, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform and Stop the Fees party lines. Spada is deputy mayor of the village of Huntington Bay and serves as police commissioner. He is also an assistant chief with the Halesite Fire Department. A graduate of Adelphi University with a degree in journalism and communications, he is a technical director for the Madison Square Garden Networks. He is married and has two children.