Written by Betsy Abraham Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
Come November, local residents might see a familiar name in the election booth. Westbury’s Anthony Bulzomi is running for the 1st District Town Council seat.
Bulzomi is running on the Republican, Conservative, and Tax Revolt line against incumbent Viviana Russell. The seat represents Westbury, New Cassel, Carle Place and Old Westbury. While the 41-year-old candidate is a newcomer to the political game, he has years of civic and community experience under his belt.
He’s a member of the Carle Place Civic Association, Italian Amerian organization Club Napoli and the Westbury Business Improvement District, as well as a trustee on the Carle Place Board of Education. He’s a former member of the Rotary Club and has also volunteered with the Westbury Fire Department
Though he doesn’t have a traditional political background, he says he’s always been involved as a “foot soldier,” putting up signs, helping with fundraisers and engaging in political discourse on the town and village level.
“I’m not a cookie cutter politician, but it’s not all about the politics,” Bulzomi says. “It’s about the people and the people I’ll serve. My intent is to listen to everyone and bring it to the town board and help to the best of my power”
Bulzomi grew up in the Breezy Hill section of Westbury, graduating from Westbury High School in 1990. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in banking and finance, then went on to work at a construction management company. He earned a master’s degree in construction management at NYU in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Construction for New York City Schools with the Gordian Group.
Bulzomi still lives in Westbury, saying he loves the tight-knit community. He says growing up here and being actively involved in the community have given him a better understanding of the area’s needs.
“I understand the issues,” Bulzomi says. “As small as Westbury, Carle Place, New Cassel and Old Westbury can be, each part of town has their own issues. My plan is to apply my knowledge of what the issues are and do everything in my power to help.”
To find out more about Bulzomi, visit www.votebulzomi.com.