North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink is serving his second term as clerk, first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017.
Wayne served three full terms as County Legislator for the 11th District after winning his seat in a special election held in March 2007. He returns to North Hempstead government after serving more than five years as a Town Councilman.
Additionally, Wayne served as Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff of the late Barbara Johnson, who was the 11th District legislator from the inception of the Legislature until her death in April 2000.
THREE TOP ISSUS
The three most pressing issues of the town that the next supervisor needs to address are to first, make a safe and strong recovery from the COVID pandemic.
We need to assist residents in making sure they have proper support during a time where many are isolated and lost without anyone able to check in with them.
The town can offer community outreach and ensure that programs are conducted in a safe manner providing time and activities that bring together the residents.
We must also provide easy access to essential government services for all businesses looking to open or stay open during this difficult economic time. Next, we need to reform the Building Department.
The Town’s Building Department needs to be more transparent and efficient for residents and businesses looking to obtain permits and inspections for home and commercial renovations or opening of a small business in our downtowns.
Finally, I believe that the Town needs to reinvest in our infrastructure which means improving and rebuilding our parks and roads and investing in our shorelines and drainage systems to ensure greater resiliency during and after climate events.
I believe I am the most qualified person for this position due to my vast experience at multiple levels of government, such as, my experience as a town councilman, county legislator, and currently Town Clerk.
The position of town supervisor is one that requires knowledge of government functions, problem-solving skills, and strong networks. Having these experiences when serving as town supervisor not only contribute to improving efficiency but it also works to avoid and learn from mistakes of the past.
My many years of governmental experience will serve me well to do exactly that, as town supervisor.