Canzoneri said he would look to cut county expenses to keep property taxes from increasing. "I'm not privy to the workings of the county yet, I can only speculate, but I'm sure there are plenty of places to cut spending, there's plenty of political patronage going on that is costing us money," he said. The longtime Nassau resident said he decided to seek county office to "help make a difference" and "make it [Nassau County] a better place to live." Canzoneri said he did not want to make any campaign "promises I can't keep," but if elected he would seek input from constituents about their concerns.
Canzoneri, 63, of Massapequa, is running on the Democratic Party line. He works as a high school driver's education instructor and previously worked as a public school substitute arts teacher in Levittown and Massapequa. He ran unsuccessfully for Oyster Bay town clerk in 2011. Canzoneri graduated from City College of New York with a bachelor's in television and film production in 1976.