Editor's Note: Below is the bio of Island Trees library trustee candidate Howard Y. Taylor.
Howard Y. Taylor is a lifelong resident of Levittown. He has lived in the Island Trees library district since 1987 and currently resides with his wife, children and their little dog.
Howard, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hofstra University, has been an attorney since 1983. He has served in the Office of the County Attorney, Nassau County, in the Bureau of Tort and Civil Rights Litigation as a Trial Attorney and Deputy Bureau Chief. In 1994, he was assigned to serve as the Counsel to the County Executive.
Howard has worked in the Nassau County Department of Assessment and currently serves as Deputy Receiver of Taxes for the Town of Hempstead. He specializes in helping taxpayers lower their taxes by giving advice on how to grieve unfair assessments and apply for all exemptions that taxpayers are entitled to.
Howard’s other achievements include President of the Nassau Lawyer’s Association of Long Island and Chairman of the Nassau County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.
He has spent all his professional life defending the taxpayer, representing the taxpayer and giving advice on how to lower the tax burden.
If elected, he will use his experience as a tax lawyer to be a fiscal watchdog and effectively stretch our hard earned tax dollars so the library can better serve the community.