Village of Malverne Deputy Mayor Perry Cuocci is running for mayor in the March 21 election on the Malverne For the People Party line.
Cuocci has worked with current Mayor Keith Corbett on a wide array of initiatives in the village. Corbett is not seeking reelection.
Among the projects that Cuocci has assisted Corbett with is the construction of the new police department and revitalization of Whelan Field.
Corbett endorsed Cuocci and praised him for assisting with several projects during the past four years in which Cuocci has served as deputy mayor
“I am supporting Perry Cuocci because he worked alongside me on these important projects,” Corbett said. “He knows how to govern and will be an excellent mayor.”
Under the guidance of Corbett and Cuocci, Malverne paved 82 percent of village roads, received close to $9 million in grants, and prepared an extensive five-year capital plan.
The administration provided departments with necessary equipment and provided for the enhancement of village parks and facilities. The village also added and expanded technology to modernize its systems and operations to take care of village business more efficiently.
All of these developments were accomplished with the lowest tax increase of any four-year period in Malverne history, Cuocci said.
“I’m sorry to see Keith leave, but I think I am the person to take the baton and move the village ahead,” Cuocci said. “I want to continue the forward-thinking, cost-saving initiatives to help keep taxes low, and continue the five-year capital improvement plan to plan for the future.”
Cuocci, a former FBI Special Agent, serves as commissioner of the Malverne Police Department and Police Reserves. Cuocci is currently overseeing the construction of the new Malverne Police Department.
Trustee Carl Prizzi is seeking reelection and joins Brian Lewis on the Malverne For the People Party slate.
Prizzi is the director of communications and commissioner of the Malverne Fire Department. Lewis is the current deputy inspector of the Malverne Police Reserves.