Mark Cuthbertson, Huntington Councilman
For the past 18 years, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson has served on the Huntington Town Board. A proud and lifelong resident of Huntington, Cuthbertson was originally elected in 1998 and was most recently re-elected for four more years in 2013.
A rarity in today’s politics, Mark Cuthbertson values a bi-partisan approach to government, as long as it’s in the community’s best interest. With this in mind, Cuthbertson has contributed to a significant improvement in the municipality’s government. In fact, the successful turnaround in Huntington’s government has made it a standout example in all of Long Island–a turnaround Mark is proud to have contributed.
Throughout his tenure as a Councilman, Mark Cuthbertson has worked hard to stabilize and reduce taxes. This effort is geared towards stimulating economic development and to help the people of Huntington. Mark has also encouraged economic development by utilizing his knowledge of real estate law to attract several exciting major projects and developments. Route 110 is a state route that runs south from Huntington and Mark was able to help attract investment and developments along the Route 110 corridor. These include the Canon USA headquarters and Rubie’s Costumes, among others. His efforts were recognized by the Long Island Business News as the Best Public Private Partnership of 2008.
Mark Cuthbertson is also passionate about promoting environmental sustainability. He has personally sponsored legislation to preserve and protect the hillside areas of the town and his efforts have also advanced renewable energy. Mark has also worked towards updating local code enforcement and preserving the beautiful open spaces of Huntington and the surrounding area.
Mark Cuthbertson’s passion for Huntington can only result from a life lived in the area. Mark grew up in South Huntington and attended Walt Whitman High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova and would go on to attend Albany Law School of Union University, earning his JD cum laude. Mark was also a part of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College–a leadership institute focused on solving the complex and difficult challenges of Long Island. Mark Cuthbertson is rated by Super Lawyers, which selects the top lawyers from around the country, representing over 70 practice areas, via a peer reviewed and internal research process. Mark is one of only 5% of attorneys in the United States to have this distinction.
In the community, Mark Cuthbertson stays active aside from his role in local government. He is a head coach in the Northport Cow Harbor Soccer league and has also coached in the Northport Youth Center and Elwood Soccer Leagues. Mark and his wife Michelle have three children who all attend school in the Harborfields School District.