Huntington Town Clerk Recognized by Assemblyman Andrew Raia & Senator James Gaughran
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia was recognized on the floors of the New York State Assembly and Senate by Assemblyman Andrew Raia, 12th Assembly District and Senator James Gaughran, 5thSenate District, for her years of service to the Town of Huntington and as a Woman of Distinction for the 5thSenate District. Over the past four decades, Ms. Raia has served the Town in her capacity as Town Clerk, Secretary to the Town Board, Registrar of Vital Statistics, and Marriage Officer. Both Assemblyman Raia and Senator Gaughran honored Ms. Raia by introducing her in the well of the Assembly and Senate, detailing her accomplishments and service, and remarking on her time as a staple of an ever-changing community.
Upon receiving a boisterous response from those present on the floor and in gallery, Ms. Raia commented on this heart-warming experience as she prepares to retire at the end of her term in December. “My role as Town Clerk has been the opportunity of a lifetime. Between hard fought campaigns, introduction to new members of the Town Board after each election, to conversations with residents and the joining of couples in marriage, I have much to be proud of. After 38 years as Town Clerk, I feel fulfilled in my goals and look toward the future, enjoying a much deserved retirement,” commented Ms. Raia.
In the photo (l-r): Senator James Gaughran, 5th Senatorial District; Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia; Assemblyman Andrew Raia, 12th Assembly District.