Maccarone said he would bring businesses back to Glen Cove to expand the city’s tax base. He backs city development projects such as Garvies Point, the Village Square and The Villa at Glen Cove. Maccarone said he embraces Glen Cove’s ethnic and cultural diversity, as well as its younger population. He said he’s spoken to minorities who — like other residents — have expressed concerns on topics such as affordable housing and their level of inclusion in local politics. As a millennial, Maccarone said, “I can be a bridge to that demographic as far as informing them, getting them involved, and helping them understand how local politics affects their lives.”
Kevin Maccarone, 27, of Glen Cove, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. Maccarone graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and obtained his law degree from Touro Law Center. Maccarone joined the law firm of John L. Maccarone as a practicing attorney in March. He volunteered for Glen Cove junior baseball and softball. Maccarone decided to run because he grew up watching his father — former Councilman John Maccarone — in local politics and wanted “to try to do my part to get involved,” he said. He is not married.