Babino said that the district’s parks, roads and sidewalks are in need of greater attention, and that there should be a stronger presence of code enforcement officers to enforce town rules, such as garbage collection. If elected, she would seek to improve community programming at Charles Fuschillo Park, repave streets and elevate the “downtown charm appeal” of the district. She said she would also plan to work with village boards and business owners in the district to act as a stronger advocate for residents. “At the end of the day you’re there for the people,” Babino said. “You’re there to serve them and find resolutions to things.”
Babino, 42, of Carle Place, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines. Babino was born and raised in Williston Park, attending local schools prior to studying business at Nassau Community College. She worked at various mortgage brokerage companies, including one she co-owned with her father, prior to becoming the Saddle Rock Village clerk in 2016. She has been a member of the Carle Place Civic Board for the past five years, and has served as its president for the past two years. She is married, with two children.