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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Michael J. Troetti | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Michael J. Troetti is running for Suffolk County legislator, 17th District

Michael J. Troetti

Troetti said he is concerned about urbanization, and made the theme of his campaign preserving the Suffolk County lifestyle. He said, if elected, he would support legislation that would help create jobs on Long Island. He opposes the county’s current spending trajectory. “We are in deficit,” he said. “We’re heading in the wrong direction the way we’re spending money.” Troetti also said he opposes the current fiscal approach of using taxes and fees to make up for waste. He said he would like to put an end to the red light camera system in Suffolk County, saying the contract was flawed and drafted in favor of the manufacturer of the red light cameras to the detriment of the county and its taxpayers. He is opposed to other fees, including the costs the county imposes on residents for refinancing their mortgage. “It’s a combination of fees and it’s a combination of foolish contracts,” he said.

Troetti, 63, of Melville, is running on the Republican Party line. He is the president of Galanz Americas Limited Corp., a subsidiary of a Chinese appliance company. He has worked in consumer electronics for most of his career, including 23 years with Panasonic and five years with Sharp. He graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Troetti is married, with two children.