Diamond said he wants to be more proactive than he believes the current administration is. He would hold public forums to teach residents how to save money on taxes. If elected, he also would start a pilot program in which residents in danger of being evicted could consult pro-bono attorneys. "I want to be at the front for the people," Diamond said. He said he would cut down on hiring excessive personnel by creating hybrid positions in the tax receiver's office. "I really want to make the office more cost-efficient and economical," Diamond said. He added that he's heard many complaints about trouble paying taxes online and he would ensure the North Hempstead app ran smoothly.
Diamond, 36, of Mineola, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Reform lines. Diamond grew up in Staten Island and graduated from Valley Stream Central High School in 1998. He studied political science at the College of Staten Island. After graduating in 2003, he worked as a paralegal, including for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Nassau County District Attorney's office. In 2010, he ran unsuccessfully for the District 16 State Assembly seat. Diamond is currently a complaint investigator for the Village of Westbury, dealing with illegal housing. He has been an auxiliary police officer in Mineola for more than a year.