|Name||Anthony D. Macagnone|
Farmingdale, New York , United States
May 12, 2007 04:15pm
|Info||Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone was elected to the Town Board in November 1999. He initiated legislation to establish a "living wage" law, which ensures that employees of companies that perform service contracts or sub-contract for the Town earn an hourly wage adequate to meet their needs. He sponsored legislation that made the Town of Oyster Bay the first Town in Nassau County to require contractors and subcontractors doing business with the Town to have apprenticeship training programs. He also introduced a comprehensive next generation homebuyers plan, which will allow more young people the opportunity to purchase homes in the Town of Oyster Bay. |
Born and raised in Farmingdale, he has been a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America since 1981. He worked his way up through the ranks of apprentice, journeyman, foreman and shop steward. Councilman Macagnone is currently Treasurer of Long Island Carpenters Local 7 and a Council Representative of the Empire State Regional Council of Carpenters. He is also on the Advisory Boards of the Coalition to Save Long Island Jobs, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, the Family and Children's Association, and the Career Advisory Council of Farmingdale, as well as being active in a number of civic and sports organizations serving the Farmingdale community.
Councilman Macagnone is a graduate of Farmingdale High School. He attended Ashland College in Ashland, Ohio, where he graduated in 1981 with a major in business administration and a minor in theology. He resides in Farmingdale and is the father of two daughters, Kelly and Shea.