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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Michael Zangari | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Michael Zangari is running for Glen Cove city council member

Michael Zangari

One of Zangari’s main charges is to improve accessibility across Glen Cove for those with wheelchairs, canes, crutches and other medical supports. While he touted the city’s more than $360,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation this year to help construct new curb ramps, Zangari said he’d work to bring more buildings in Glen Cove — including those newly renovated — up to code as well. “I’ve always tried to fight for the little guy,” said Zangari, adding that as someone in a wheelchair, he takes the term “little guy” to heart. Zangari also applauds the current administration’s call to eradicate illegal housing.

Zangari, 58, of Glen Cove, is a registered Democrat, but is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. Zangari studied business administration at Farmingdale State College before entering the workforce. He’s been a medical equipment pricing analyst and showroom manager for Home Medical Equipment for seven years, and previously worked for a company that supplies wheelchairs to both private individuals and veterans. After an unsuccessful City Council run as a Democrat in 2015, Zangari was elected head of the Glen Cove Democratic Committee — a position he held from January 2016 to April. He then won Republican Party support for City Council in May. Zangari is a Glen Cove Youth Bureau adviser; a member of the Glen Cove Recreation Commission, the Sons of Italy and the Kiwanis Club of Glen Cove; and teaches able-bodied pre-K and kindergarten basketball. He is also a former conference commissioner for a local wheelchair basketball association. He is married with one child.