Voters in Massapequa Park have chosen Mayor James Altadonna to lead the village for a seventh term.
Altadonna led a slate of candidates who ran unopposed on the Village People's Rights First party. All four candidates on the ballot were easily re-elected as there were no write-in ballots cast in any race, Village Administrator Peggy Caltabiano said.
Altadonna received 351 votes, while Trustee Dan Pearl was re-elected with 337 votes. Trustee Tina Schiaffino received 332 votes while Village Justice Gerrard Giannattassio earned another term with 330 votes.
"We'd like to thank the people of Massapequa Park for coming out and supporting us in this election," Altadonna said. He will be sworn in at the Village Board's reorganization meeting on April 1, and said he has a full agenda for the upcoming term.
"We have a lot that we're looking into," he said, adding that he's working to bring a hospital facility to the area. His administration is also looking at ways to beef up police protection in the village and hasn't ruled out starting a village police force.
"We're definitely going to form an advisory committee to look at it," he said.
Village government will also look at beefing up infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and he expressed concern about the damage suffered at Colleran Park.
Schiaffino was elected to a second full term as trustee. "I'm very happy to be part of this team she said. "We have some very strong leadership and we've been able to do good things here.
Pearl, who was appointed to his seat in December after the death of Harry Jacobson was elected for the first time. "I'm very excited," he said. "It's an amazing thing to be part of this team.Candidate Position Votes James Altadonna Mayor 351 Dan Pearl Trustee 337 Tina Schiaffino Trustee 332 Gerrard Giannattassio Village Justice 330 Write in All positions 0