Nassau County Legislature District 6

Posted: 10/23/2017 12:30:00 -04:00 Updated:

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Dino Amoroso - D, WF, WEP

Background
Amoroso, 60, of Lynbrook, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. This is his second run for a county or town office. In 2015, he lost a race for Hempstead Town clerk. Amoroso received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. John’s University and a law degree from Touro College. His law firm, Amoroso & Associates P.C., is based in Manhattan. Amoroso previously served as a first assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and as president of Nassau Downs Off-Track Betting. He also spent eight years on the Lynbrook school board. Amoroso is married, with two children.

Issues
Amoroso said he backs term limits of eight years for countywide elected officials and 10 years for county legislators. He would limit the amount of campaign contributions county officials can accept from county vendors, saying “the more we can take money out of the equation, the better off we’re going to be.” Amoroso supports an independent inspector general to review county contracts and opposes privatizing government services, such as the county bus system, inmate medical care and management of the county sewer system. “I don’t think this is the right focus,” he said. “There are certain essential services that government needs to provide, and this approach has been wrongheaded.”

C. William Gaylor - C, IN, R, Ref

Background
Gaylor, 54, of Lynbrook, seeking his second term in the county legislature, is running on the Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. An attorney in private practice, Gaylor spent 23 years in the Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He received a bachelor’s degree in business management from the State University of New York and a master’s in business administration from Texas A&M University. Gaylor previously served as an appointed village justice in Lynbrook and hearing officer for the county traffic violations bureau. He is married, with two children.

Issues
Gaylor said he hopes to continue efforts to hold the line on county property taxes and continue opposition to tax breaks that the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency granted to the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream. Critics contend that the tax breaks caused many residents’ school taxes to increase sharply, prompting the IDA to revoke the package. The mall’s owners have sued to maintain the benefit. “I’m out there fighting vigorously for these constituents, and it’s a big chunk who were affected by the Green Acres debacle.” Gaylor supports shifting responsibility for property assessments to the towns and making the county assessor an elected position “accountable only to the people.” He also hopes to advance more capital infrastructure projects, such as road improvements, many of which are locked up in a political dispute over contracting oversight.

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