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VOTERS' GUIDE General Election - November 5, 2019

George H. Hignell

George H. Hignell is running for Oyster Bay town receiver of taxes

George H. Hignell


Hignell, 63, is running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines. Hignell is running for his first four-year term. He is the president of Long Island Flag Football Inc.


  • Hignell said he wants to modernize online payment systems so residents can pay taxes using systems such as Venmo and PayPal instead of writing checks.
  • He said that during tax season, he would open the tax receiver's office on Saturdays so working people wouldn’t have to take time off from work to pay their taxes.
  • As receiver of taxes, he would increase use of electronic communication, allowing people to sign up for text-message reminders to pay their taxes and adult children of seniors to get reminders for their parents’ taxes.