the independent candidate for huntington town supervisor
Michael A. Raspantini is a lifetime resident of Huntington, who grew up in Cold Spring Harbor and graduated from Huntington High School in 1999. Michael and his sister Alisa were raised in a hard-working, Italian-American household by parents who understood and practiced core “can-do” family values, and stand as an example of the true "self-made" American success story.
Following in the entrepreneurial footsteps of his parents, Michael founded his first corporation a year and a half after graduating from Hofstra University in 2003 and one year after beating stage 3 cancer. Since 2005, Michael's companies have contracted with Fortune 500, governmental and educational firms, providing professional multi-media, Communications and Public Relations services to each.
Michael has collaborated with people from all walks of life, from A-list Hollywood celebrities and high-level corporate executives to small business owners and students on their journey toward success. Michael understands first hand the challenges and importance of local and small business, and it’s impact on our community at large.
Michael received the Young Professional 30 Under 30 Award from the Huntington Chamber of Commerce in 2012, graduated from the Leadership Huntington Flagship Program in 2013, and in 2016, co-founded People for World Peace a 501(c)(3) not for profit registered in the State of New York.
Early this year Michael expanded his business into the real estate market, investing corporate dollars locally in Huntington.
“So many people my age have left this wonderful place as they simply cannot afford to stay here to raise and educate their children. Millennials are saying that they cannot look forward to buying a home and settling here, as their parents did, the costs being far too great. I am running for the office of Town Supervisor of Huntington to reverse this epidemic and to stop the out of control urban-sprawl that was created here, which appears to have become our community’s sole source of economic growth.”
“I am not running for Huntington Town Supervisor for fame or fortune; I am not retiring from my current career to run for office, nor am I a career politician setting myself up to retire, rather, I am here to give some of the best years of my life to work as hard as I can for the betterment and preservation of this wonderful place.”