SUFFOLK COUNTY

Local budgets pass, incumbents and challengers elected

Randall Waszynski
Posted 6/25/20

School district budget and board of education trustee votes are in, and all four of the districts within Islip Bulletin’s readership passed their proposed budgets.

BUDGETS

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SUFFOLK COUNTY

Local budgets pass, incumbents and challengers elected

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School district budget and board of education trustee votes are in, and all four of the districts within Islip Bulletin’s readership passed their proposed budgets.

BUDGETS

Bay Shore School District residents voted for a budget increase of 2.24 percent, or a total budget of $162,967,087, with a 66 percent yes vote. West Islip School District passed its proposed budget decrease of 1.20 percent, or a total budget of $124,406,746, with a 72 percent yes vote. East Islip School District residents voted for a budget increase of 0.14 percent, or a total budget of $120,505,188, with just about a 69 percent yes vote. The Islip School District passed its proposed budget increase of 1.49 percent, or a total budget $87,516,577, with just under a 70 percent yes vote.

TRUSTEES

Fighting for two spots on Bay Shore’s Board of Education, incumbents Guy Leggio and Louis R. Bettinelli held onto their seats, receiving 2,476 votes and 2,090 votes, respectively. Leggio and Bettinelli defeated challengers Tuere Morton and Karlief Boyd, receiving 1,133 votes and 1,058 votes, respectively.

For West Islip, two incumbents and one challenger campaigned for two available seats. Challenger Anthony Tussie received the most votes, with 4,092, and will be welcomed to the board. Incumbent Ronald Maginniss polled in second place, with 3,039 votes, and claimed the second open seat. Incumbent Paul Michaluk was not re-elected as a trustee, receiving 2,895 votes.

East Islip School District Board of Education’s trustee election consisted of two incumbents and one challenger campaigning for two seats. Incumbent Christopher Zachry received the most votes of the three, with 5,035, and incumbent William Carpuk finished in second place, with 3,914 votes. Challenger Israel Malinowitzer did not receive enough votes, with 1,764, to be elected as a trustee.

With former trustee Kelly Vallette stepping down, challenger Laura Rogacki ran unopposed for her seat, receiving 2,376 votes. Additionally, incumbent Phil Dineen was up for re-election and also ran unopposed, receiving 2,478 votes.

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