HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Suffolk County Legislator Anthony A. Piccirillo (8th District), a Republican from Holbrook, marked is 100th day in office last week. The freshman legislator shared his perspective about the last few months and the challenges he has worked to address.
The following is Piccirillo’s viewpoint.
“Legislator Anthony Piccirillo celebrates 100th Day in Office”
On Friday April 10, Legislator Piccirillo marked his 100th day in office by celebrating with a social media post that highlighted some of the events and accomplishments that happened within the past 100 days. Legislator Piccirillo was officially sworn into office on January 2nd at the organizational meeting of the Legislature. Over the past 100 days, the Legislator and his District Office held multiple events, resolved over 225 constituent issues, passed legislation, introduced 3 bills, and attended many community meetings and events. The newly elected Legislator has also dealt with two unexpected tragedies: the death of Thomas Valva and the COVID-19 crisis on Long Island.
“I am really proud of the outreach my office has done within the last 100 days,” said the freshman Legislator. “The 8th Legislative District Office handled and resolved over 225 constituent cases and attended more than 15 Civic and Chamber meetings within the 100 Day span,” Piccirillo added. A top priority for the newly elected Legislator was connecting with the community and ensuring they have someone representing their voice. “Helping the community has really been a highlight for me” said the Legislator. “I made a promise that I would be a full time Legislator and I am glad to say that I have kept my promise,” said Legislator Piccirillo. “I am in my District Office every day and work full time for the residents of the 8th Legislative District,” added Piccirillo.
In addition to community outreach, Legislator Piccirillo passed his first bill which secured over $7,000 for the Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association. “I was very happy that I was able to secure these funds for my district,” said Legislator Piccirillo. Anthony has also introduced two additional pieces of Legislation that have not yet been voted on. These two introductory resolutions will suspend the Boot & Tow program until a payment plan is implemented, and to add fines and penalties to an existing records retention law. The Legislator has also co-sponsored numerous pieces of Legislation, including creating an Independent office of Inspector General, as well as putting a minority member of the Legislature on to the RFP Waiver Committee.
“These past 100 days went by quick; in this short span we have dealt with crisis, and tragedy; but we have also experienced so much good and positive,” said the Legislator. “The 8th Legislative District is very special; the sense of community and togetherness the residents have in LD8 is amazing, even when we are now physically apart - we stay connected together,” said Piccirillo. “I’m very proud to serve in our community,” added the Legislator. Legislator Piccirillo has much more he wants to accomplish in his first term in office, but is happy with the fast start. The Legislator is looking forward to continuing to work hard for all the residents of the 8th Legislative District.
Legislator Piccirillo’s Social Media Post Marking 100 Days in Office
Today I am celebrating my 100th day in office. The last 100 days flew by very quickly. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish together. I can assure you that when I took office on January 2nd, legislating through a global pandemic was not on my to do list. Even in a time of crisis and tragedy, together we were able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time. I am looking forward to accomplishing so much more together as a community.
Here are just some of what we have been able to accomplish together in just 100 days:
• Held two Narcan Overdose Prevention Training events with local Fire Departments where we were able to help train and certify over 100 local residents.
• Collected and Distributed over 6,000 Valentines addressed to Veterans on Long Island.
• Collected over 650 items in our 3 food drives aiming to help residents impacted by COVID-19
• Participated in Readers are Leaders Day at Grundy Avenue Elementary School
• Resolved over 250 Constituent Cases
• Attended over 15 Civic and Chamber Meetings in addition to many more community events
• Partnered with Long Island Cares for a Pet Food Drive
• Appointed to the Veterans & Consumer Affairs and Environment, Parks and Agriculture Legislative Committees
• Appointed as the Minority Member to the Environmental Review Board
• Passed Legislation to secure over $7,000 for the Bayport – Blue Point Heritage Association
• Sponsored Legislation to suspend the Boot & Tow program until a payment plan was implemented
• Sponsored Legislation to add fines and penalties to an existing records retention law
• Co-Sponsored Legislation to create an office of Independent Inspector General
• Co-Sponsored Legislation too put a minority member on the RFP Waiver Committee
• Co-Sponsored Legislation to designated the week of April 18th through April 26th as “Suffolk County Park Appreciation Week”
• Co-Sponsored Legislation to designated June 12th as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day” in Suffolk County
• Co-Sponsored Legislation Directing the Suffolk County Department of Social Services to study the feasibility of securely videotaping and storing interviews conducted by Child Protective Services Caseworkers.
• Attended Multiple Fire Department meetings and Installation Dinners
• Supported local Veterans Groups
• Collected Thank you cards for our health heroes
• Supported Caitlyn’s vision by holding an in office drop off site- collected over 20 glasses
• Attended meetings and installation ceremonies for many community groups.
• Supported new business openings
• Honored our new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle Scout Ceremonies
• Received certification in CPR and Narcan
• Facilitated in office Community Meetings
• Hosted weekly conference calls with community leaders
As you can see, we have accomplished many great things together within the past 100 days. I am looking forward to continuing to work side by side with you. Stay safe- stay well.
-Legislator Anthony Piccirillo
OnSachem Editor's Note:
Piccirillo’s Eighth Legislative District is located almost entirely within the Town of Islip, with a small part located within Brookhaven Town. It includes Bayport, Blue Point, Holbrook, Holtsville, Sayville, West Sayville, Oakdale and parts of Ronkonkoma, Bohemia and Medford.