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Plainview Election Guide: What you'll see on the ballot Tuesday

Polls open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. County-wide and local races to be decided.

The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Voters in Plainview and across New York State go to the polls Tuesday to elect local officials and decide the fate of a state referendum on casino gambling.

Locally, that means voters in Plainview will help decide races in the Town of Oyster Bay for supervisor, town clerk, and on three of the six candidates on the ballot running for seats on the town board.

The big Nassau County wide election pits Republican incumbent Edward P. Mangano against Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi. The District Attorney's race is also on the ballot pitting Democrat Kathleen Rice, the incumbent, against Democrat Howard E. Sturim.

Plainview voters will also see a judgeship race in the Fourth District pitting Incumbent Republican Rhonda Fischer of East Norwich against Marc Laykind, a lawyer and Democrat from Plainview.

Plainview voters will also help decide the outcome in the 16th Nassau Legislative race. Veteran incumbent Judy Jacobs, a Democrat, is up against Lou Imbroto, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully last year in a race against Assemblyman Charles Lavine, D, Glen Cove.

The town's Republicans, which occupy all the elected seats on the board and other town-wide offices, have pointed to their stewardship of the town's infrastructure and "quality of life," a term used regularly by Supervisor John Venditto. Democrats have said the town has a mountain of debt and its finances have been mismanaged.

On Tuesday, Venditto, 64, of North Massapequa, who is completing his eighth term as supervisor, will again face Democrat John Capobianco for the supervisor's position. Capobianco, 49, of Farmingdale, ran for supervisor two years ago against Venditto. He is a member of the Farmingdale Board of Education, active in downtown business efforts and owns two businesses.

There are three open seats up for grabs on the town board: The three Republicans are:
  • Joseph G. Pinto
  • Michele Johnson
  • Chris J. Coschignano
The three Democrats are:
  • Christopher F. Briggs
  • Sekhar Nelanuthala
  • Kimberly L. Snow
The Town Board is elected "at large" meaning that the top three vote-getters will win seats on the board.

Voters will also decide the town clerk's position. James Altadonna Jr., the former Massapequa Park mayor, was appointed to the position earlier this year. He faces Mili Makhijani of Jericho, a lawyer and political newcomer.

Plainview's polling places haven't changed: They are at Old Bethpage Elementary, Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School and Jamaica Avenue School.

To see more in-depth coverage of each candidate, see Newsday's election guide here.



ed November 04, 2013 at 08:36 PM
I hope Nassau residents finally vote out the CORRUPT Nassau Republicans who continue to RAISE our taxes, CUT our police department, and HIRE their friends to PATRONAGE positions!

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