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Meet the Candidates for Plainview Water Commissioner

Residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Water District Commissioner elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at the Plainview Water District, 10 Manetto Hill Road in Plainview, just north of Old Country Road, in the back of the building. Voting is from 1 to 9 p.m. For more information, voters can call the Plainview Water District at 931-6469. Incumbent Kevin Langberg is seeking re-election and is being opposed by Andrew Bader for a three-year term as water commissioner. The following information was sent in by the candidates.

Andrew Bader

Andrew Bader has lived in Plainview for over 15 years. He is a member of the Citizens Advisory Board of the Concerned Citizens of Plainview, a member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Board of Directors of The Friends of Sagamore Hill.

Bader has served as a den leader and assistant cubmaster of Pack 423 and an assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 170.

Bader and his wife are involved participants in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Relay for Life. Professionally he is an educator of economics, government and U.S. history and is a vice president of Mercury Tax and Accounting Service, Inc.

Bader has been married to his wife Mara for almost 25 years and has 3 children, all products of the Plainview-Old Bethpage schools.

Kevin Langberg
Kevin Langberg is originally from Plainview and graduated in 1977 from POBJFKHS. He attended Nassau Community College and SUNY Stony Brook. Kevin married Geralyn Tannenbaum, also from Plainview; they have a son Alec who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Farmingdale.

Since 2000, Kevin Langberg has served as a Plainview Water Commissioner. As Commissioner, Kevin has led the effort to maintain the District’s current tax rate and water rates which remain unchanged for three years. Kevin’s efforts led to the District filing a lawsuit against big oil companies to hold them responsible for any damages to our water supply wells. Kevin also worked to update the District’s Master Plan to meet the future needs of the POB community.

During this time the district has made numerous improvements to the water district’s capability to meet current and future needs of the district in both quality and quantity of supply. Kevin takes great pride in the responsiveness to resident’s concerns and problems and works diligently to ensure their inquiries receive the immediate attention they deserve. Additionally, the district works closely with community members concerning environmental issues that not only may impact water quality but also affect the POB community standards.

As Commissioner, Kevin’s main concern is that when a resident turns on the tap, they get the best drinking water at the lowest rate. Since 1928 when the water district began, Kevin has worked hard to maintain the high standards that district residents have come to depend upon.

When speaking to the residents, Kevin always tells them, “I bet your water bill is your favorite bill.”