This is the Official Campaign Contribution page for Huntington Town Council candidate Michael P. Bento. This is a grassroots effort to effect progressive change in Huntington, every person matters, we are a campaign for the people funded by the people.
Michael has been an active member of the Huntington community and has recently made a name for himself as a dedicated organizer on Long Island having worked in support of six campaigns in 2018. Michael pledges that, if elected, he will be a full-time Councilman and will not accept any outside jobs or income while in office. This pledge is made so that he can devote his time to listening to all Huntington residents’ concerns and dedicate his energy to the imminent challenges facing the town.
For the past two years, Michael has been a staunch advocate for the building and repair of the damaged and outdated infrastructure in the Town of Huntington. Michael traces his local roots to spending his summers living in Asharoken, where the deteriorating sea wall remains a serious issue and is emblematic of greater concerns around emergency preparedness and sustainability on Long Island.
Michael currently resides in Northport with his wife Victoria. Michael comes from a family of educators, including his wife, giving him an appreciation for the importance of public education. As such, he plans not only to fight LIPA to make sure that every dollar in lost tax revenue is restored, but to demand that LIPA is obligated to be a responsible member of the community which hosts the plant. These responsibilities should include beach restoration of coastlines effected by plant operations, as well as ensuring that the Northport-East Northport School district can sustain any financial impacts without negatively effecting students, teachers, and community programs.