Kennedy announces trustee candidates


Two Village Trustee seats are up for elections for the March 2019 Village Trustee elections — Deputy Mayor Jorge Martinez’s seat and William White’s seat. White took a seat on the role after former village trustee Debra Mulé stepped down to serve as Nassau County District 5 County Legislator in January. White will not be running in 2019.

On Oct. 2, Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy announced two candidates – Jorge A. Martinez, incumbent and Deputy Mayor; and Chris Squeri, local businessman and member of the Freeport Community Development Agency. The filing window for the election starts Feb. 5, 2019.

Squeri, is a local marina owner and operator who moved to Freeport in 2001, said he had been boating in the community with his family since he was 4 years old.

Martinez, is a Freeport resident for 40 years, has served as a Freeport Village Trustee since 2007. He was re-elected to the post in 2015.  He is also Deputy Commissioner of the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging. Prior to that he served as Deputy Chairman of the Freeport Zoning Board of Appeals.

Also attending Tuesday’s announcement in support of the candidates were members of the Freeport fire department, community members and Nassau County Legislator Debra Mule, a former Freeport Village trustee.

Mayor Kennedy said that during his administration’s tenure, the Village has paid down $35 million in debt, repaved 74 streets, hired 29 new police officers, provided the Village fire department with six new fire fighting vehicles and made a better quality of life for residents. 

Compiled by Nadya Nataly