2023 TOWN CANDIDATES
Jared Behr is a practicing attorney who understands the current needs of the Town’s residents, business owners, and families. He is a former Long Island prosecutor who served several years in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and maintains a commitment to fighting crime and keeping our community safe. Jared knows how challenging it is to run a business and will work to ensure that small business owners thrive in the Town. He has also been recognized as a “Top 10 Industry Leader Under 40.” An avid runner, Jared recently ran the New York City Marathon as a member of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s charity team and raised over $10,000 for rare cancer research. He is a life-long Long Island resident, and currently lives in Plainview with his wife and children. Jared’s experience in business and government makes him uniquely qualified to bring a much-needed change in leadership to the Town of Oyster Bay.
FOR TOWN COUNCIL
Sydney Martin is a retired decorated FDNY Firefighter for Haz-Mat Company #1, who served in both WTC bombings and is currently a Pastor. Sydney was a track coach for over three decades including 16 years at St. Anthony’s High School where he earned U.S. High School Coach of the year award. He has also served as a Financial Coach for the Dave Ramsey Corporation. He is active member in the Breezy Point Community Organization, and at local school board meetings. Sydney currently lives in Massapequa with his wife, Dr. Pepper Martin, and is the father of three grown children. He is a graduate of Brandies University where he had an outstanding track & field career and served as a mentor and student government leader. His experience, tenacity, and genuine concern for others have now compelled him to run for the TOB Council where he will continue to apply these same attributes to the residents of Oyster Bay.
Susan Mintz has been a resident of Plainview for 28 years where she has raised her three children. Susan maintains a law practice in Garden City, New York, where she has been representing families and children in Nassau County for 20 years. Susan is the immediate past Chair of the Family Court Law and Procedure Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. Susan remains active and committed to the We Care Committee, which raises funds for the underprivileged communities of Nassau County. Susan is excited to zealously serve the Town of Oyster Bay residents.
FOR TOWN COUNCIL
Ravin Chetram is currently the Vice President for The Oyster Bay East Norwich Chamber of Commerce. He plays an intricate role with bringing on new members, running the events in the Community and working as the liaison between the Town of Oyster Bay and the business owners. For the past 9 years Ravin has been the President for The PAC, an organization that raises funds to support the Performing & Fine Arts in the school district. He is an active and engaged in Town events including Oyster Fest, Cruise Nights and Community/Business meetings. He is a board member on IDEA, an organization create inclusion among all students and administrators in the school district. Ravin is a proven leader, community advocate and strong voice in the community and will bring this experience to the Town of Oyster Bay as a Council member.
FOR TOWN COUNCIL
Danielle Medeiros is an attorney with a passion for public interest who has devoted her career to working in government. Danielle has served as the principal law clerk to a Supreme Court Justice in Nassau County for the past four years. While attending New York Law School, she dedicated her clinical focus to advocacy for victims of domestic violence. She is the co-founder of New York Law School’s Trial Team and received regional and national distinctions as a Dispute Resolution Team competitor. She earned a B.A. degree in psychology from Siena College, where she was the captain of the Women’s Rugby Team. Danielle is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and its LGBTQ Committee, Columbian Lawyers Association, and Law Secretaries Association. Danielle is a longtime resident of Nassau County who currently calls Farmingdale “home.” She is eager to become a voice for the entire Town of Oyster Bay community and fervently work to improve the quality of life of its residents.
FOR RECEIVER OF TAXES
Vincent Macchio is a successful small business owner with an extensive background in the financial services industry, including a stint at Bear Stearns, and as a member of the New York Board of Trade. Macchio and his family have been residents of Plainview for more than 20 years.