Leonick said he believes Huntington is a great place, but thinks the interest of many people is not represented. He said, if elected, he would aim to hold the line on taxes, work more closely with state and county officials to keep crime down and implement term limits. “The combination of my roots in the area, my public and community service through various organizations and my experience as an attorney, and as a former arbitrator for New York State tax grievances, a former adjunct college professor at Briarcliff and a former co-op board president for Kingswood, a community in Kings Park, all add up to the makings of a good town council member.”
Leonick, 55, of Northport, is running on the Republican, Conservative, and Reform party tickets. This is his first run for office. He holds an English degree from SUNY Albany and a law degree from Touro Law School. He and his wife Lisa operate a litigation, estate planning and real estate law firm. He is a Boy Scout leader on the local and district levels and a past board member of the East Northport Chamber of Commerce. He is also an East Northport Rotary member and a past president and a past assistant governor for the Rotary District. He has three sons.