Patch asked those on the ballot for the special district election about their candidacy. Here is Richard Marra's response
Patch: Why are you running for the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District commissioner?
Richard Marra: With my fellow Board members, I would like to continue the same quality service and to keep the budget under control.
Patch: What do you see as the issues that need addressing?
RM: Continue to upgrade and maintain our infrastructure and to maintain the quality of our effluent from our upgraded treatment plant
Patch: What makes you uniquely qualified for the position?
RM: Over my 38 years in office, I have overseen the rebuilding and upgrading of the plant facilities twice, once in 1985 and recently in 2010. I am a life-long resident of Port Washington, I have seen many changes take place and it’s an honor to serve my community for so many years.
Patch: What will be your top priority as a Commissioner this term?
RM: Due to the severity of the weather conditions of the past few years, we find it difficult to control unexpected expenditures. We will continue to keep the budget under control with prudent financial management.
Editor's note: Special district elections in Port Washington take place Tuesday from 12-9 p.m. at the Polish American Cultural Association.