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.
Susan A. Berland was first elected to the Huntington Town Board in 2001 and re-elected to four-year terms in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. As the Town’s first full-time councilperson, Susan’s door is always open. She has worked tirelessly to make the town’s government open, accessible and responsive and has distinguished herself as an untiring and effective advocate for our entire community. Susan has passed legislation regulating running bamboo, putting an end to blight in our communities and holding landlords accountable for their accessory apartments. In an effort to increase governmental transparency, Susan spearheaded the effort to televise all official town meetings. She is an advocate of open space, water quality, the arts and providing programming for Huntington’s senior, veteran, youth and disabled residents. Susan continually sponsors events that protect our community’s environment and encourage a spirit of charity and volunteerism.
I immigrated to the United States from El Salvador at the age of 3. My mother, in search of a better life for her children, left me with my grandmother at the age of one. It was extremely difficult for my mother to leave her family but I believe the journey she endured, shaped the strong family values and bond which exists amongst the family today.
Elaine Turley is a Fort Salonga resident who has lived in her current home for sixteen years. She is married to William Turley and is the mother of two adult children. Elaine, 56, is an attorney with a law practice specializing in the areas of elder law, trusts and estates, estate administration and real estate transactions. Elaine’s professional experience includes work with elderly and disabled clients helping them navigate the high cost of health care and assisting clients with estate planning.
Lifelong Suffolk County resident Gary Jacobs has declared his candidacy for the Suffolk County Legislature’s 12th Legislative District after receiving unanimous approval from the Smithtown Democratic Committee’s screening board on Tuesday, April 16. Jacobs is a businessman and has worked tirelessly to reform family law. As an individual who is Pro Long Island and someone who only recently became involved in politics, Jacobs’ non-partisan demeanor and passion for positive change will best serve the residents of the 12th Legislative District in Suffolk County.