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Mayor Robert T. Kennedy
Robert Kennedy has proudly served as the Mayor of the Village of Freeport since March 18th, 2013. He decided to get into politics, after a long career in the private sector, in 2009 when he was elected Trustee of the Village of Freeport and promptly appointed Deputy Mayor. During his tenure in politics, he has shown the ability to bridge the gap between all parties, and continues to work together with anyone who has the desire to help the people of Freeport, New York.

Robert gained invaluable experience as an active duty member of the United States Navy aboard the USS Vulcan in the early 1970’s. He spent time in Guantanamo Bay, Norfolk Virginia, and various countries. While serving in the Navy,  he began to learn his trade and the discipline it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur and a leader.

After his tenure in the United States Navy, Robert was named the Vice President of Technical Services for Starrett Property Services Inc. During this time, he was responsible for maintaining three hundred residential and commercial highrise buildings and supervised three thousand employees.

During his term at Starrett Property services, Robert learned the importance of maintaining a fiscally responsible budget, which greatly benefits every Village of Freeport tax payer. In 1984, Robert decided to leave Starrett Property Services to open up his own entrepreneurial venture, Winston Mechanical Corporation.

Winston Mechanical Corporation is a successful commercial HVAC company that services the Tri-State area. Robert continues to operate this business while he performs his duties as Mayor of Freeport.

Robert has been married for 35 years to his wife Mary. They have three sons, Robert, Vincent, and Michael, and three grand-children, Leah, Olivia and Vincent. When he's not working, he spends his weekends surrounded by his family, often enjoying time on the water, or with family and friends at  his home while watching the New York Giants play football.

Robert has employed the same open door policy to the Village of Freeport; often taking time out of his busy day to meet with any resident who would like to discuss a particular matter.

Robert's accomplishments include:

  • FAA Pilot
  • U.S Navy Veteran
  • Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain
  • Certified SCUBA diver
  • Member of the NAACP
  • Member of the American Legion
  • US Coast Guard Aux, Division Chief
  • Member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Executive Committee Member of the New York Conference of Mayors ( NYCOM)
  • 2nd  Vice President of the Nassau County Village Officials Association

Contact Mayor Kennedy
O: 516-377-2252
F: 516-377-2323