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.