It’s obvious that Orangetown Town Board member Michael Maturo, 26, joined politics at his young age.
But who would know his aspiration to become a public servant started this early?
At Tuesday’s Orangetown reorganization meeting, Maturo presented to the public a flier that his father made for him when he ran for the Student Advisory Committee at Cottage Lane Elementary School.
Maturo, 11 years old that time, won a landslide victory over his opponent, he said.
Using that 15-year-old flier, Maturo wanted to make a point that his motto hasn’t changed a bit since then.
“I hope to do the right thing for all of us,” the flier stated.
Maturo, computer network engineer, said he recently left his sales job at a Nyack company.
Although he would be taking gigs as an independent consultant, Maturo said, his hope would be to become a “full-time public servant in some way.” He declined to give more specifics, saying that he was still discussing the matter with his committee.
Orangetown Town Board member position is part-time with an annual salary of $23,355.
“This is where I want to be right now in terms of my career,” Maturo said, referring to his role as a Town Board member.
Maturo is up for reelection in November along with his fellow Democrat, Town Board member Nancy Low-Hogan.