Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph S. Saladino, with more than 30 years of government experience, serves as the Town’s 70th Supervisor and brings a tireless work ethic and hands on approach to the job. Unparalleled constituent responsiveness and fiscal conservatism have been the hallmarks of his career in public service.
Supervisor Saladino served as a New York State Assemblyman for 13 years, during which he pushed for government reform, tax reduction and the consolidation of government. During his years in the Assembly, Saladino worked to deliver on-time state budgets, bring ethics reform, cut spending and eliminate a multibillion dollar state budget deficit, creating a balanced budget. Supervisor Saladino, has pledged to bring the same fiscally conservative and results driven approach to Town government. He is dedicated to streamlining operations and trimming expenditures, while continuing to provide residents with outstanding facilities and services.
Supervisor Saladino said a mainstay of his administration will be the provision of an open and accessible government that places a premium on accountability and responsiveness. He is a strong proponent of a voter referendum on a constitutional amendment to take pensions away from lawmakers convicted of felonies. He has stated that the measure serves as a deterrent and works to restore much needed public trust integrity and accountability. He noted the Town will not operate beyond its means and pledged to work on a daily basis to gain the faith and trust of Town residents, by providing transparency and implementing rock solid fiscal practices. He said he will also work diligently to maintain the Town’s exceptional suburban quality of life.
A strong advocate for the environment, Supervisor Saladino has led the fight for the complete hydraulic containment and remediation of the Grumman Navy plume. His fight to provide clean and safe drinking water led to passage of milestone legislation, which he wrote and sponsored to begin the state’s process of cleaning up the largest and most highly concentrated plume of dangerous chemicals in a sole source aquifer anywhere in the U.S. His commitment to the environment remains steadfast in his role as Town Supervisor, where he will protect to Town’s natural resources, including its miles of pristine waterways on both the North and South Shores.
Supervisor Saladino began his career in broadcast journalism as a news anchor and reporter with Long Island’s largest television and radio station. He also worked with a Long Island civil engineering firm immersed in civil construction and environmental engineering projects. A lifelong community volunteer, he is a 30 year member and past Kiwanis Club President, where he received the distinguished “Kiwanian of the Year” award. He has been named an honorary member of the Massapequa Fire Department Companies 4 and 6. He has spent decades serving the community as a volunteer, including as a member of the Lions Club, the Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge, the Chamber of Commerce, and as a former Trustee of the Historical Society. He was inducted into the Massapequa High School Hall of Fame and the Massapequa Mustangs Hall of Fame.
Supervisor Saladino is an outdoorsman, mountain climber, experienced fisherman and boater, who has studied our marine resources and has brought this background to the government, protecting our waterways and preserving clean and plentiful drinking water. He attended Tulane University and holds a Master’s Degree from the New York Institute of Technology, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.