Golis believes his experience as a highway employee will enable him to provide residents with a different perspective on the town's operations. "If they have complaints, I'd be able to answer their questions on the spot," Golis said. "I'd get immediate results because I know the people doing the job." If elected, he would restore a town recycling program that was eliminated years ago, and also address what he called Roslyn Heights' "day laborer" issue by finding an indoor facility where the laborers could wait for work and organize contractors to come there. One of his main priorities would be to keep property taxes low, and potentially also offer first-time home buyers lower taxes.
Golis, 57, of Albertson, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Reform lines. He previously worked in the town's Department of Public Works for more than three decades. After graduating from Herricks High School in 1976, he began working for the town in the Parks Department. He studied communication and arts at the New York Institute of Technology. Since 2010, he has operated several production companies based in Albertson, including a small record label.