McCarthy said he would push for town budgets that freeze or reduce property taxes while enhancing community activities such as the summer beach concert series. He would work on downtown revitalization projects and marina and boat ramp improvements. He would also take part in a rewrite of the town code scheduled to start next year that he said will “cut red tape on residents.”
McCarthy, 59, of Nissequogue Village, is seeking his sixth term on the town board. He is running on the Republican Party line. He serves as deputy supervisor. He graduated from Smithtown High School East and worked for the Smithtown Parks Department marine division as a deputy sheriff patrolman and in maintenance. He later owned a marine repair and sales business, boat slip marina and boat salesroom. He sold those and ran new car franchises in Smithtown and Huntington and developed waterfront property. He is married, with four children.