I am running for the Town Council because the quality of life for my family, friends, and neighbors has deteriorated over the 15 years. I want to create jobs in the Town of Brookhaven for residents of all ages. My plan is to focus on economic development, and to expand the town’s horizon beyond restaurant and retail jobs. Brookhaven Town has the largest amount of “Zombie Homes” in the state. The board needs to be proactive and focus on creating high paying jobs, so that people don’t have to abandoned their homes, instead of being reactive and knocking these homes down after it’s too late.
I have been working in the Town of Brookhaven parks department for a decade, but I decided to run against Republican incumbent Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro in November because of the overuse of subcontracting.
Although this is my first time running for office, I know my years of service in Brookhaven town will make a difference, as well as boost morale in the highway department.
In addition to my tenure working for the Town of Brookhaven, I also was born and raised in the community. I recently graduated from Dowling College where I earned my Master's Degree in Education.
A 23 year resident of Manorville, Doug Dittko has done much to preserve open space, stop down zoning and ensure that the town adheres to its ratified Hamlet Studies.
As a Certified Purchasing Manager who has worked in the defense industry for 10 years with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Hofstra University, Doug has keen negotiation skills and demands accountability in all phases of project proposals by the Brookhaven Town Board and Planning Board. Doug frequents Town Board and Planning Board meetings, and has established a discourse with town and planning board members.
Amy Keyes was born in Patchogue, where she was raised with her two sisters by her parents, Peggy and Joe. Amy graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School in 2002, and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Stony Brook University.
Prior to being elected, she demonstrated her dedication to the community for more than 18 years through her active participation in civic affairs and in various leadership roles, including president of the Affiliated Brookhaven Civic Organization, President of the Longwood Alliance, and President of the Middle Island Civic Association.
Ms. Cartright received her Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center in Suffolk County, after receiving her undergraduate degree in International Studies from West Virginia University. During her law school career, she availed herself of numerous opportunities to exhibit her leadership abilities and, in turn, earned numerous awards for academic excellence, contributions and service to the community.