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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

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

James Dinizio Jr. is running for Southold town council member

James Dinizio Jr.

Dinizio said he would continue to focus on improving processes to increase efficiency. After helping to overhaul the dispatch room and radio system in police headquarters as the town board’s liaison to the police advisory committee, he said his main goal is to get the police department accredited by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services. It’s a voluntary process that requires a lot of paperwork to show proper training and procedures are in place, he said. “I find we need to do it. We have a top-notch organization and we need to protect them.” Completing the town’s master plan also is a priority, he said. “We’re 10 years into it and it’s got to be completed. It’s scheduled to get done next year, and I will make sure it gets done.”

Dinizio, 53, of Greenport, seeking his second term, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. A graduate of Greenport High School, he runs a lawn company and Sterling Communications, a business alarm company. He served on the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for 25 years until he was appointed to fill a vacant town board position in February 2013. He is married and has two children.