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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: Nov. 7, 2023 general election

Pamela J. Velastegui

Pamela J. Velastegui is running for Receiver of Taxes, Town of Huntington

Pamela J. Velastegui

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PAMELA J. VELASTEGUI

Republican

BACKGROUND:

  • Velastegui, 40, of Centerport, is running for her first term of office to be Receiver of Taxes for the Town of Huntington. She is also endorsed by the Conservative Party.
  • She is currently the operations manager for an estate planning and wealth management firm, has 18 years of experience as a school administrator and educator, and is fluent in Spanish.
  • She graduated from Vanderbilt University, has two master’s from Columbia University and a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies and leadership from Long Island University.

ISSUES: 

  • Velastegui understands that many families are struggling with the costs of inflation and therefore supports legislation to reduce the higher penalties and fees associated with late payments.
  • She will offer free workshops to help residents apply for tax exemptions and reduce their property taxes with assessment grievances.  
  • She will enhance technology in the office to reduce costs, improve services and offer user-friendly online platforms for residents doing business with her office.

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