Vetro opposes the county’s red-light camera program, wants to bring down the county’s $100 million deficits and believes his experience in real estate and dealing with troubled youth with opioid problems makes him the most qualified to serve as a county lawmaker. Vetro said he also wants to fight corruption and said the county should create an integrity unit to monitor the district attorney’s office.
Vetro, 45, is making his first bid for public office, seeking the nomination for Suffolk County’s Sixth District legislative seat in a Republican primary. The Miller Place resident is principal of Hope House School for troubled youths since 2010. He also does real estate work, is a paralegal and hosts an internet radio show. Raised in Coram, Vetro graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree in education and later received a master’s degree in liberal studies and degrees for administrators and school business officials. He worked as a teacher in Newfield High School for seven years and later as middle school and a high school principal in Hampton Bays until 2006.