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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Joseph S. Saladino | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Joseph S. Saladino is running for Oyster Bay town supervisor

Joseph S. Saladino

Saladino said he wants to continue ethics reform in Oyster Bay. He said he is looking into ways to make the awarding of contracts and appointing of officials more public and open, modeled on the awarding of concessions agreements earlier this year that featured two days of livestreamed presentations and deliberations. “We’re looking at incorporating some of that into the process of publicly vetting candidates for inspector general,” Saladino said. He said he wants to continue the process of “right-sizing government” and “to bring about efficiencies in every department.” He said the town needs to reduce borrowing to cut its debt. In Hicksville, he said, he wants to see mixed-use development and a walkway modeled after New York City’s High Line that “complements our revitalization in downtown, where properties will be redeveloped.”

Saladino, 55, of Massapequa, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Tax Revolt party lines. He was appointed Oyster Bay Town supervisor on Jan. 31, 2017, to replace former supervisor John Venditto. Previously, he served in the state Assembly from 2004 until this year. Before being elected to the Assembly, he was Oyster Bay’s director of operations. A former news broadcaster, Saladino worked for radio and television outlets across the region. He received a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the New York Institute of Technology after receiving his undergraduate degree. Saladino is single