Oyster Bay Town Supervisor , R-Massapequa, has been elected to an eighth term with a decisive victory over Democratic challenger John Capobianco.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Venditto has 72 percent of the vote, with Capobianco, a Farmingdale resident, receiving 28 percent.
"Tonight the residents of the county of Nassau spoke and in a very loud and in a very clear voice, they made everyone understand that they want good Republican government to lead this county into the future," Venditto said at a gathering of GOP candidates and supporters in Westbury. "There was a lot of talk out there about an anti-incumbent mode, but if you look at supervisor [Kate] Murray's victory and her team in the Town of Hempstead, and if you look at the town of Oyster Bay, if you're an incumbent and you listen to your residents and you do what your residents ask of you, that is the key to success."
Venditto has been Supervisor since 1998. Prior to that he served as Town Attorney and was a Town Councilman for a decade.
Capobianco, a member of the Famingdale school board, who owns a nursery and is a bonsai instructor, has been involved revitalization efforts in the downtown area of the Village of Farmingdale.
The two candidates sparred over the issue during the campaign with Capobianco accusing the Supervisor of "Being insensitive to the common man" when the Town raised taxes in 2010. Venditto countered that schools make up a large majority of the tax bill and that as a school board member Capobianco has helped preside over larger tax increases than he has.
Although Capobianco briefly at a gathering of Democrats in Mineola, he did not speak and did not immediately return a call for comment.
Candidates Votes Percent Precincts John Venditto (R) 33,003 72.36 262 of 262 John Capobianco (D) 12,595 27.62 262 of 262