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Richard S. Macellaro | General Election Voters Guide

Richard S. Macellaro is running for New York State Assemblyman - 8th District

Richard S. Macellaro

If elected, Macellaro said he would support the continuation of the 2 percent tax cap. He also said Albany needs to stop passing laws that create new mandatory costs for local governments. “I support mandate relief — no unfunded mandates,” he said. Macellaro also said he supports consolidation of school districts statewide, a move that would reap savings on administration, transportation, food services, maintenance and other costs. He also called for all local governments to have a master plan in place and update it every five years.

Macellaro, 64, of Kings Park is running on the Democratic line. He previously worked as a home health care administrator for more than 20 years. He ran for state Assembly in 2010 and lost. He also lost previous campaigns for the Suffolk County Legislature in 2015, and the Smithtown Town Council in 2013 and 2014. He has long been involved in politics, volunteering on many different campaigns supporting other Democratic candidates and working as a special assistant to Democratic Assemb. Joseph Lentol of Brooklyn and former Assemb. Frederick Schmidt of Queens in the 1990s. He is a vice chairman for the Smithtown Democratic Committee. Macellaro was born and raised in Brooklyn, and has lived in Kings Park for more than 20 years is married with two children.