The results are in and we did it…together. To each and every neighbor in America’s largest township, I thank you for the trust and confidence that you have placed in me.
Throughout this campaign, I have been humbled by the outpouring of support and assistance that I have received from neighbors across every community of Hempstead Town.
Thousands of people worked diligently in this campaign and I want them to know how much I appreciate all that they did to make this victory possible.
But most importantly, neighbors and friends spoke up—in record numbers—to say that they approved of Hempstead Town’s stewardship. In great measure this was an extraordinary testament to the leadership and vision of a great town supervisor, Kate Murray. I am honored to have been chosen to carry on her fine work in America’s largest township.
We should all be proud of the campaign we ran as a team. We couldn’t have done it without the extraordinary efforts of Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin and Councilmembers Ed Ambrosino, Erin King Sweeney and Bruce Blakeman.
But now politics will turn into governance.
Hempstead Town will continue to provide the top-notch municipal services and programs that neighbors have come to expect from us for pennies on the tax dollar. As Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia famously said, “There’s no Republican or Democratic way to pick up the garbage.” And that remains true today. I will continue to run an open, responsive and inclusive government that respects taxpayers.
And to our neighbors still returning home from Superstorm Sandy, I pledge to you that I will continue helping neighbors move forward. Hempstead Town and our Building Department will be a partner in the rebuilding process, helping our middle class families and seniors recover and rebuild.
Thank you again for your support and vote of confidence.
—Anthony Santino, supervisor-elect