Marcoccia said he has decreased his office's budget by more than 30 percent through attrition by reducing staff by 13 or 14 people. "I run the office like a business," he said. "I've automated. Since I've been in office, you can pay your taxes online. Your tax bills are available 22 hours a day, 7 days a week." (The system is down for two hours a day for computer backup, he said.) "That's why we were able to both cut the budget and trim the staff," he said.
Marcoccia, 66, of East Setauket, is running unopposed on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform lines. He is seeking his third four-year term. He grew up in Jamaica, Queens, and graduated from Richmond Hill High School. He received an associate degree in computer programming from Suffolk County Community College and attended Empire State College but did not graduate. He previously owned a computer consulting firm. He is married and has four children.