The campaign has been relatively quiet, with the usual complaints about political signs being damaged and claims by the challengers of fiscal irresponsibility. The town's Republicans, which occupy all the elected seats on the board and other town-wide offices, have pointed to their stewardship of the town's infrastructure and "quality of life," a term used regularly by Supervisor John Venditto.
On Tuesday, Venditto, 64, of North Massapequa, who is completing his eighth term as supervisor, will again face Democrat John Capobianco for the supervisor's position. Capobianco, 49, of Farmingdale, ran for supervisor two years ago against Venditto. He is a member of the Farmingdale Board of Education, active in downtown business efforts and owns two businesses.
There are three open seats up for grabs on the town board: The three Republicans are:
- Joseph G. Pinto
- Michele Johnson
- Chris J. Coschignano
- Christopher F. Briggs
- Sekhar Nelanuthala
- Kimberly L. Snow
James Altadonna Jr., the former Massapequa Park mayor, was appointed to the position earlier this year. He faces Mili Makhijani of Jericho, a lawyer and political newcomer.
To see more in-depth coverage of each candidate, see Newsday's election guide here.