Joe Tronolone is a 32-year resident of Islip with strong ties to his community. A dedicated member of the Islip Fire Department since 2006, Joe has volunteered countless hours to help keep his neighbors safe. He’s also a community leader and activist that has organized and participated in actions on issues ranging from healthcare to the environment, campaign finance reform and food quality.
During his time volunteering for several campaigns Joe realized he had a passion for talking with people and listening to what issues were important to them. In addition to serving on the Islip Town & Suffolk County Democratic Committees, Joe was also a delegate candidate for Bernie Sanders in 2016.
Joe graduated from Islip High School, Suffolk Community College and received a B.A. in Mathematics from Saint Joseph’s College. From 2006-2015 Joe worked in banking where he helped working families & small businesses and saw the financial challenges they face. After 9 years Joe left banking to pursue what he felt was a more meaningful & rewarding career as a math teacher.
As Mayor , my motto is “anytime anywhere” and I will continue to hold that philosophy as your Legislator so that when it comes time to meeting with Suffolk residents … I will be there.” - Mayor Joe McDermott
Joe McDermott is the current Mayor of Brightwaters. His term as Mayor has been successful and effective. Joe balanced Brightwaters’ budget in a transparent manner, unified the Village in solving problems and has further demonstrated his commitment in achieving solutions by reaching out for support to all necessary parties. McDermott uses the motto of “anytime anywhere” as his leading strategy as Mayor and plans to continue doing so as Legislator.
As a result of his dedication and achievements, Joe McDermott is well known and respected in the Brightwaters community. In addition to being the Mayor of the Village of Brightwaters, Joe works as Structural Ironworker and a member of Local 361 for the past 21 years. His support for the community does not stop there. Joe is a volunteer coach for CYO Basketball and Bay Shore-Brightwaters Lacrosse. In conjunction with being a coach, Joe McDermott is also an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 153 in Bay Shore. Joe currently resides in Brightwaters with his wife Mary, and their three children, Riley, Cynthia and Olivia.
Kevin grew up in Nesconset and has been a homeowner in Lake Ronkonkoma for the past 28 years. He graduated from Sachem High School and chose to continue his education at Stony Brook University earning a B.S. degree in Chemistry. Kevin continued his education at New York Institute of Technology earning an M.B.A. in Management. He continued additional education obtaining national certification as a Certified Safety Professional. Kevin has worked as an environmental, health and safety engineer.
Dom Pascual is a financial crimes attorney, bank compliance officer, patriot, and an commissioned officer in the New York Army National Guard. Dom Pascual is a certified Judge Advocate Officer and specializes in military justice and investigations with the U.S. Army.
Born and raised in Long Island, Dom Pascual works in anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism finance investigations. As a financial crimes attorney, Dom reviews billions of dollars of transactions every month for indicators of corruption, criminal activity or OFAC/ UN sanctions violations. This work provides critical financial intelligence which keeps America safe as we prevent criminal cartels, terrorists, and white collar criminals that want to harm us from using our international banking system. Dom regularly acts as a liason between the private sector and federal law enforcement to investigate major high profile crimes in the American Banking system and offshore financial centers. Dom Pascual is a subject matter expert on conducting administrative hearings and investigations, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Patriot Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
A lifelong resident of Suffolk County’s south shore, Josh has resided in Shirley for the last decade. The son of a teacher and union truck driver, he shares our working family values and knows what it means to make ends meet on Long Island. After graduating with honors from Patchogue-Medford, his passion for public service led him to receive a bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Albany where he gained valuable experience working in the New York State Assembly.
Councilman Tom Donnelly is a life long resident of the hamlet of Deer Park. A 1984 Graduate of Deer Park High School Councilman Donnelly holds an Associates Degree from Suffolk County Community college and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Joseph’s College Brooklyn NY.
Bridget Fleming brings a fresh professional approach to public service. She’s an innovative leader for economic growth, an effective advocate for our environment, and a dedicated champion of government accountability. If elected, Bridget is ready to take the groundbreaking programs and approaches she’s developed on the local level forward, to serve as Legislator for Suffolk County’s Second Legislative District.