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Voters Guide

Richard L. Caggiano |

Richard L. Caggiano is running for Southold town assessor

Richard L. Caggiano

Caggiano said he strives to offer all taxpayers fair and accurate assessments. The office has an open-door policy and hours that try to accommodate different schedules. "If you come to our door, we will speak to you," he said. The town's office can do the same thing grievance companies do, he said, then residents can agree with the determination or disagree and appear before the grievance board. Caggiano would like to see more operations at the office get put on computer.

Caggiano, 66, of Southold, is also running on the Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. He is seeking election to his first full term; he was elected in 2013 to fill an unexpired term. A teacher early in his career, he also worked as an insurance agent and handled investment products. He worked as Greenport's village administrator and spent 13 years with Suffolk County government, first in the Parks Department and Comptroller's office and then as a budget systems analyst. He served 12 years on the Southold Union Free School District school board, nine years as president, and served on the town Planning Board for five years. Caggiano is president of the Greenport-Southold Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from St. John's University and earned his MBA at Golden Gate University. He is married with three adult children.