Venditto declined to be interviewed. In the past he has stressed preserving quality of life, protecting infrastructure, offering municipal services to residents and protecting communities from overdevelopment. He has also highlighted the investment the town has made in its parks and recreation facilities.
Venditto, 66, of North Massapequa, is completing his ninth term. He is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines. He was a member of the Oyster Bay town board for 10 years and then town attorney for seven years before being elected to his current position in 1997. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from St. John's University. Venditto and his wife have three children.