Daniel Castricone announced this week that he has obtained the necessary voter signatures and will be a candidate for Tuxedo Town Supervisor in November.
“I was very encouraged by the response from the voters as I passed petitions to secure the Republican and Conservative party lines,” Castricone said in the press release announcing his campaign. “The people of Tuxedo are tired of stagnant growth and tax and spend boards that don’t focus on the needs of our great town.
“We need to protect the things that are working, like our outstanding Recreation and Emergency Services Departments while cutting unnecessary spending,” he added.
“’Let’s hire a consultant’ can’t be the answer to every question that comes before a board,” the candidate said. “The ugly truth is that it is very expensive for everyone to live and work in New York. We need to be ruthlessly efficient in supplying the services that our taxpayers deserve. That’s how you keep taxes down and property values high.”
The campaign will focus on:
• Restoring discipline to the town budget and cutting taxes.
• Protecting and expanding Tuxedo’s Recreation Department.
• Protecting the Ramapo River from irresponsible actors.
• Revitalizing downtown.
• Getting the Tuxedo Farms Development moving.
This development was formally known as Tuxedo Reserve. When completed it would double the size of Tuxedo with middle to middle upper-end single family homes, some apartments and some 55 and over housing. (The town’s population in 2018 was, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 3,507 people.) The roads are built as is most of the infrastructure.
A life-long area resident, Castricone and his wife Marie are the parents of three children. He is a licensed attorney and risk management specialist.
Castricone earned his BS in Economics from SUNY Buffalo and his Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the Pace University School of Law.
He is a former Orange County legislator.