Letter to the Editor
A big thank you to all of my family, friends and neighbors who worked on and supported my campaign. I would also like to thank everyone who came out to the polls and voted for me. This election was a learning experience for me about how to run a campaign. During my campaign I tried to walk every neighborhood in Mineola and was encouraged by the pleasantry and encouragement of the residents. I met a lot of new people and was reacquainted with residents I had not seen in years. In one month we did gather support from quite a few residents and collected over 850 votes out of 2,100. Though not enough to beat the incumbents, we ran a clean honest campaign that I was proud of.
With the election over we must turn to the future of Mineola and make sure the mayor and all trustees put Mineola first with all the major decisions facing us. They have great fiscal responsibilities facing Mineola in the upcoming year that we all must watch and ensure are correct for Mineola. Restoring our commercial tax base, and the reassessment of commercial properties to end the loss of millions in tax certiorari payments. The police department study and the fight with the Town of North Hempstead over the $800,000 in sales tax revenue per year that should be returned to Mineola.
While we continue to celebrate our centennial year and enjoy the special community we have, I ask that we all work for the betterment of Mineola and to speak up if what we see is not right for Mineola.
To those residents of Mineola who voted for me or had nice words, once again my thanks. I will be working to gain the acceptance of the community planning committee's master plan and will see you around the village most likely chauffeuring my kids to school or a sporting event.