Chad A. Lupinacci was elected Huntington Town Supervisor for a term beginning January 1, 2018.
Supervisor Lupinacci assumed the position as the Town’s chief administrative and fiscal officer after spending five years as a member of the New York State Assembly, representing a district that included the western half of the Town of Huntington and part of the Town of Babylon. Supervisor Lupinacci’s priorities as an Assembly member were the creation of new jobs and the retention of existing ones. He put forth proposals to jump-start the local economy, including reducing taxes on new and small businesses and providing incentives to hire new workers, including veterans and the unemployed. He also fought to curb crime so that parents can raise their children in a safe and secure environment and collaborated with stakeholders at all levels of government, as well as parents, school administrators and local businesses, to address the underlying causes of criminal activity. He also worked to reform the school financing system, fought for meaningful mandate relief, and to reduce restrictions placed upon school districts to pursue alternative funding streams.
Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Supervisor Lupinacci served three terms as a Trustee for the South Huntington Union Free School District. During his tenure as a school board member, he worked diligently to improve graduation rates and the quality of district-wide education.
Supervisor Lupinacci has taught classes in Business Law at Farmingdale State College and Political Science at both Saint Joseph’s College and Hofstra University. Supervisor Lupinacci’s main interests lie in the area of American Politics, especially the American Presidency and State and Local Politics. In addition to his academic duties, Supervisor Lupinacci has been an attorney specializing in real estate law and estate planning.
Supervisor Lupinacci was educated at Hofstra University in Hempstead, earning his B.A. in Political Science. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, Supervisor Lupinacci interned for Assemblyman James D. Conte and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. He later went on to earn his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law and his Master’s in Business Administration at the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University.
Supervisor Lupinacci is a life-long resident of the Town of Huntington. He graduated from Walt Whitman High School in the South Huntington School District and is a parishioner at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church.