Cindy Morris came to the town of Brookhaven 12 years ago, when she moved to Port Jefferson Station right down the street from Buttercups Dairy. Having grown up in South Florida, she was new to Long Island. Over the past decade, she has grown from being a new resident to being a true member of our community. She now lives with her two favorite people in the world, her sons Benjamin (11) and Jackson (8) in Stony Brook.
She spent the first five years here, working in Long Island's growing tourism market. Then seven years ago, she left to start her own small business working on strategic business planning for Long Island's nonprofit organizations. Committed to her new home, Cindy's company, The Benson Agency, only works with Long Island-based charities, which have included The Long Island Philharmonic, the Maritime Explorium of Port Jefferson, and i-tri (which has just expanded its services to the William Floyd School District).
Cindy is active in her synagogue and is on the Jewish Advisory Board for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.
With over 15 years in of experience in the tourism and non-profit industries, Cindy was never active in politics. However, this past November, she realized that she had to take a more active role, and when people asked her, "What's Next?" she was inspired to help find the answer.
As an activist, progressive leader, and committed community member of Brookhaven, Cindy is helping to lead the growing groundswell of committed people that are fighting to ensure that our government is responsive to our residents' needs and values.
Elected officials are hired by the people and for the people.
And in response to the call for local people to step into the responsibilities of serving one another, Cindy is now running for Brookhaven Town Clerk. This position will allow her to drive forward the much-needed fight against a conservative administration that is no longer representative of our values.