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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

James Altadonna Jr. | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

James Altadonna Jr. is running for Oyster Bay town clerk

James Altadonna Jr.

Altadonna said he is running for re-election because “I enjoy helping people and solving problems,” such as assisting residents obtain birth and death certificates, temporary parking permits, expedited passports and other documents. He said that, if re-elected, he will continue cross-training staff to perform multiple functions in the clerk’s office, to make it more efficient as the office’s budget decreases. He also plans to make obtaining parking and other permits more convenient, by adding an all-online option, instead of requiring residents to turn in applications in person. He wants to establish domestic partnerships in Oyster Bay so senior citizens or young people who choose not to marry for financial or other reasons can receive full benefits. Altadonna said that since he became clerk in 2013, “this office has been above reproach, and I’ve conducted this office with integrity and transparency.”

Altadonna, 57, of Massapequa Park, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines. He was mayor of Massapequa Park from 2001 until he was appointed town clerk in June 2013 to fill a vacancy. Before that, he ran a graphics company. He is a former president of the Nassau County Village Officials Association. Altadonna has a bachelor’s degree in business from Pace University. He is married and has three children.