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John E. Capobianco |

John E. Capobianco is running for Oyster Bay town receiver of taxes

John E. Capobianco

Oyster Bay's runaway debt threatens the stability and sustainability of the town, he says. "I will bring down the debt through a combination of cost cutting and economic development. I will cancel wasteful contracts and programs. I will eliminate patronage positions. I will create 'profit centers' at our parks. I will continue the work on brownfield opportunity areas and create an Office of Economic Development to foster conditions within the town to attract developers interested in mixed-use and downtown revitalization projects. The Cool Downtown Initiative and Next Generation Housing will be top priorities as we seek to keep our young professionals from moving away. We need to maintain our park system, address water quality issues and road maintenance. I will create a 311 system for residents to use to report infrastructure issues."

Capobianco, 49, of Farmingdale, is running on the Democratic and Working Families lines. He ran for supervisor two years ago and before that for the state Assembly and town clerk. The Farmingdale native and graduate of Farmingdale High School has served on the village's school board since 2008. He owns two businesses, a landscaping company and a self-defense education company. He served on the village Downtown Revitalization Committee and is co-chair of the Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee. He also serves on the Planning Advisory Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. He is single.