Councilman Mark Cuthbertson has kept the pledge he made when first elected to put politics aside and be a part of a bi-partisan effort that resulted in one of the most significant turnarounds in local government on Long Island. Throughout his tenure, Cuthbertson has voted to reduce and stabilize taxes in Huntington.
Councilman Cuthbertson has focused on the area of economic development and job creation and has used his background in real estate law to attract several major projects in the Route 110 corridor, including Canon USA and Rubie's Costumes.
Mr. Cuthbertson is always focused on improving the quality of life for all town residents and recently sponsored legislation to ban smoking on or near athletic fields and anti-tethering legislation for the better treatment of dogs. He has worked to crack down on establishments with extensive histories of violence such as Melissa Restaurant and Bar in Huntington Station. Cuthbertson sponsored sweeping environmental legislation to preserve hillside areas, to promote renewable energy, and to preserve open spaces.
Mark Cuthbertson's recent honors include the New York State Recreation and Park Society Service Award and the New York Police Chief's Benevolent Association's 2016 Public Service Award. Past awards include the Long Island Business News Best Public-Private Partnership for the Canon project, the Smart Growth Visionary Award, Regional Commuter Choice Award and the Tobacco Control Champion Award.
Mark Cuthbertson grew up in Huntington Station. He graduated from Walt Whitman High School and attended Villanova University and Albany Law School of Union University. He is also a graduate of the Energeia Partnership leadership institute at Molloy College He works as an attorney in Huntington.
Mark is currently a coach in the Northport Cow Harbor Soccer League and has coached in the Northport Youth Center and Elwood Soccer Leagues. He is married to Michelle and has three children who have all attended school in the Harborfields School District.