Town of Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino earned another spot on November’s ballot last week as he secured the Independence Party’s nomination in his bid for reelection, giving Santino yet another spot—Row E—on the ballot. Councilman Santino already has secured the Republican (Row B) and Conservative (Row C) lines.
Coupled with his effective record of conservative fiscal stewardship and commitment to fighting for the community’s seniors and working families, this new development puts an already strong Santino into an even more solid position for reelection.
Santino needed 167 signatures of enrolled Independence Party members to quality for the ballot line. The senior councilman obtained almost three times the number needed, collecting a total of 437 registered Independence Party member signatures.
“Working with Supervisor Kate Murray, I’ve made it my priority to keep Hempstead Town a great place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Santino. “Thanks to our hard work and efforts, we have consistently held the line on town taxes while maintaining a Triple-A credit rating from Wall Street. Our recovery from Sandy will also not stop as we ensure America’s largest township continues to provide resources that assist neighbors and local businesses rebuild.”
“Independence Chairman Rick Bellando and his executive committee have my deepest thanks and appreciation for their support of my efforts. I also want to express my gratitude to each one of the Independence Party members who signed my petition,” Santino added.
Councilman Santino is part of the town ticket led by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Nasrin Ahmad, who is running for Town Clerk. Town of Hempstead Council District 4 includes the communities of Barnum Island, Bay Park, East Rockaway, Harbor Isle, Hewlett, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, Island Park, Lynbrook, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, South Hempstead, Woodsburgh, and portions of Cedarhurst, Malverne, North Lynbrook, Woodmere, and Valley Stream. v