For eleven years, Emily has served as a trustee on the Huntington School Board, four of those years as president and two as vice president. During that time, Emily has been a leader in the community, advocating for families and students and working collaboratively with her colleagues and the administration. She has served on several district-wide committees and was a key participant in the creation of the STEM Magnet school. Emily has valuable budgeting and negotiation experience; ever mindful of taxpayers, this year the school district’s budget was $600,000 below the state mandated tax-levy cap. In addition, Emily has participated in legislative workshops at the state and local levels, often speaking out on issues directly impacting her community.
Ester Bivona began her public service career in 1982 as Deputy Receiver of Taxes for the Town of Huntington. In 1991 Ester was elected Receiver of Taxes for Huntington and has served in that capacity for over twenty three years.
As Receiver of Taxes, Mrs. Bivona has been guided by five principles, Access; Integrity; Independence; Innovation and Experience. Ester is a "hands on" manager who is the first person you will see when you walk into the tax office and one of seven people who will answer the phone if you call.
Keith was born and raised in Huntington Station, graduated from Walt Whitman High School (Class of 1973) and raised his family in Melville, proudly sending his three children to South Huntington public schools. He has successfully run an Automotive business for decades in Huntington Station and most currently, has assumed the role of Deputy Director of General Services for the Town of Huntington where he has helped streamline operations and improve services for constituents.
For the last 20 years, Huntington voters have consistently elected and re-elected Frank P. Petrone as Huntington Supervisor -- and with good reason.
Under Frank's stewardship, Huntington obtained and maintains the highest bond rating of any municipality on Long Island; is a leader in open space preservation, conservation and improving the environment; and provides unsurpassed services for its residents while maintaining low taxes. He has spearheaded innovative efforts to revitalize Huntington Station, provide affordable housing for seniors and those entering the workforce, make Huntington waters safer for boaters. Frank sponsored major capital projects and improvements to Huntington's infrastructure. Frank's efforts have enhanced what is widely recognized as Huntington's stellar quality of life.
Tracey Edwards is a lifelong Huntington resident. She was born in Huntington Station, was raised in Elwood and currently lives in Dix Hills.
By living in 3 distinct communities within Huntington, Tracey learned that every area has their own characteristics and needs. As Councilwoman, she will reach out, listen, learn and be accessible to all communities within the Town of Huntington.
Mark is a life-long resident of Huntington and grew up in Huntington Station. He graduated from Walt Whitman High School and attended Villanova University (BS, Business Administration, magna cum laude) and Albany Law School of Union University (JD, cum laude). He is also a graduate of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College, a leadership institute dedicated to addressing complex and challenging issues on Long Island. He is currently a head coach in the Northport Cow Harbor Soccer League and has coached in the Northport Youth Center and Elwood Soccer Leagues. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including Long Island Business News Best Public-Private Partnership for the Canon project, the Smart Growth Visionary Award, 2007 Regional Commuter Choice Award and the 2008 Tobacco Control Champion Award.