Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio announced Sunday at a Smithtown Republican fundraiser in Lake Ronkonkoma that he would be running for a 13th term, according to a Newsday report.
Vecchio will turn 83-years-old in September.
According to the Newsday report, Vecchio, who has held the town supervisor seat for 35 years and first elected in 1977, is the longest-serving town supervisor in Long Island history.
"I enter every campaign with some sense of trying to give my message out to the people," Vecchio told Newsday. "It's a well-known message out for many years, so I hope that it works again this time."
Vecchio has made headlines recently with questioning the motivation behind installing red light cameras in Smithtown and announcing Hurricane Sandy cleanup costs would increase from $5.3 million to $7.6 milllion.