Famiglietti said the top issue he wants to address is the city's financial situation. "I'm a pro-growth candidate -- I believe that we need to increase our tax base," he said. Famiglietti said he doesn't want to cut city services, but rather attract more people to Glen Cove to increase tax revenue. He hopes to work to ensure planned development projects, such as the waterfront developments, get off the ground, and to monitor the city's budget for unnecessary expenses. Finally, he would like to continue to be involved in negotiating city contracts.
Famiglietti, 65, is running on the Democratic and Independence party lines. He is seeking his fifth term on the Glen Cove City Council. He was first elected in 2007 and was most recently re-elected in 2013. Famiglietti retired three years ago, but previously worked as president and chief executive of YMCA of Long Island for two decades. He has a bachelor's degree in English and education from Seton Hall University. As a city council member, he negotiated the city's union contracts and he currently also serves as chairman of the city's parks and recreation commission.