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TOBAY Race: Town Clerk Candidates

Incumbent Republican Steve Labriola faces Democratic challenger Mike Canzoneri, both of Massapequa.

Challenger Mike Canzoneri

, the Democratic challenger for , is a longtime Massapequa resident. He holds a degree in fine arts from City College in New York and has worked in the film industry and at Newsday in the collating and press union. He has stated a strong support for unions and working people. He teaches driver’s education for a private company that serves Long Island school districts. Canzoneri is also a member of the Independence Party.

Canzoneri has not been available for a video interview thus far.

Incumbent Steve Labriola

Incumbent Town Clerk , a Massapequa Republican, is a member of a number of community and civic organizations, including the Order of Sons of Italy in America, Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Pythias. The former New York state assemblyman has served as town clerk since 2003. He is involved with Nassau County Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

Labriola has stressed his experience in government and his efforts to modernize town operations related to the clerk's position. Born and raised in Massapequa Park, he holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Government, Politics, and Public Administration from St. John’s University.

Kristen Ferrari November 08, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Mr. Rennhack, while there have been some attacks that were not based on issues or what is good for the voters, I wish you'd refrain from lumping them in with all Nassau GOP supporters. Unfortunately there are those who choose to not stick to issues but instead write vicious things. They don't speak for the entire Republican party just as those slinging mud against Republicans don't speak for all Democrats. As a candidate I'd hope you would refrain from generalizing and stick to the facts that you have been so good at posting. Let them argue your facts.
James M. November 08, 2011 at 03:37 PM
What's really sad is these are the best candidates both parties could come up with. Two super partisan political players. John while I agree with some of your standpoints I cannot agree with your mannerisms. Schmitt has proven to be a partisan child that runs out of meetings if people don't agree with him. Can we vote OTHER? Did anyone else run in this district? A teenager? a College student? A dog? I'd vote for a Dog before these two.
Dan Michaels November 08, 2011 at 04:04 PM
It really is sad J. It clouds the issues that are important. We lose focus in the slanderous outrageous comments thrown at opponents or different views. The most important thing left is for everyone to VOTE. No matter what your views on issues. VOTE and have your voice and desires heard. Today, many elections are won my very close numbers in the end. Each and every vote is important to all of us. God Bless America.
John Rennhack November 09, 2011 at 02:50 AM
J. why do you have an issue with me presenting the facts? That's all I've done and I've been under personal attack by the party faithful here. I won't back down when politicians like Schmitt and Venditto blatantly lie. The voters have a right to know exactly what is going on and sadly the local media doesn't cover inside politics like they should. I'll keep presenting the facts and if people don't like that, well too bad. I guarantee that next years TOBAY budget will include a tax increase. I can almost certainly guarantee that they will vote to over-turn the tax cap. The Town will also increase borrowing because more of the tax revenue will be needed to pay down the almost $billion in current debt.
John Rennhack November 09, 2011 at 02:57 AM
Ms. Ferrari, I did paint with a wide brush on that but my experience is that the rank and file Nassau GOP followers - not the voters - tend to get angry and violent and lash out. I'll point to all the destroyed signs across the county and especially in F'Dale. I will continue to post the facts and fight to defend those facts. I don't need to lie about what is going on and everything I've posted is easily verifiable. I've enjoyed your commentary on the OWS and when the election is over I hope to have time to blog about other subjects here on Patch.

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