Perrone said he has extensive experience in service, retail and marketing businesses that would help him be an effective City Council member. "I've been successful in the insurance business for over 34 years," he said. "I feel that knowledge and that ability to work with people will enable me to bring problems to a solution so all parties can walk away from a decision happy or satisfied," he said. Perrone's slate is proposing a 10 percent cut in the city budget over two years. "Everybody is living a little closer to their paycheck than they used to live," he said. "The issue is that city government is no different." Perrone said services in Glen Cove are top-notch. But, he said, "there have to be areas in this budget and in our spending that can be a little tightened up where the waste that we have can be eliminated."
Perrone, 58, is running with the support of the Glen Cove United Party. He said he filed in May to switch to the Republican Party, but the change will not take effect until after the election. Perrone served from 1993 to 2014 on the Glen Cove Zoning Board of Appeals and has been on the Planning Board since January 2014. He graduated from North Shore High School in Glen Head and earned an associate degree in engineering from Farmingdale State College. He is a semiretired insurance consultant and a licensed insurance broker. He and his wife have one son.