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As County Executive, Bellone is using that same approach to reduce Suffolk's debt, improve Suffolk's business environment and keep taxes low. Bellone is serious about property tax reforms to reduce the burden on homeowners which is why he supports Governor Cuomo's property tax cap. And Bellone thinks it's a shame that young people are leaving Long Island at record rates due the high cost of housing and the lack of good-paying jobs. That's why he will incentivize businesses to move to Suffolk County and help young people stay by creating good jobs and making it less expensive to live here.
Al Krupski runs a small business, Krupski’s Pumpkin Farm, and serves on the Southold Town Board. In his 28 years of public service, Al has established a strong record of bipartisan leadership and was asked by his colleagues from different parties to serve as Deputy Supervisor. Now, Al is running for county legislator because he knows what it takes to help small businesses and protect our way of life.
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.
Most people learn their first civics lesson while sitting in a classroom, but Kara Hahn first remembers serving the public while riding in the back of pickup truck with her dad after Hurricane Gloria ravaged Long Island back in 1985. As a volunteer firefighter, Ron Gerry showed Kara and her brother Kevin and sister Kristin what it means to make a difference in people’s lives. For days, they worked side-by-side with other community members to clear downed trees from the roadways. And, as she drives these same roadways now with her daughters Karina and Hope, Kara continues to be inspired by those early lessons and seeks to instill that same sense of civic responsibility in her children.
County Legislator Sarah Anker was elected to serve the people of Suffolk County's 6th Legislative District in a special election on March 29, 2011 and subsequently re-elected in November of that same year. Prior to joining the legislature, she was a longtime community leader, public servant and working mom with a track record of standing up for the community and getting results. Sarah lives in Mt. Sinai with her three children.
Rob grew up as one of five children in Auburn, a small city in upstate New York. The middle son of a first-generation Italian-American employed as a firefighter and a mom who helped support her family as a seamstress, Rob watched his family struggle to make ends meet and contributed to the household with whatever small jobs he could obtain. He learned early the values of hard work and respect for all people.
Bill Lindsay III was elected County Legislator of the 8th District on November 5, 2013. Bill has been a lifelong resident of the 8th Legislative District, growing up in Holbrook and graduating from Sachem High School in 1990. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Josephs College in 1994 he began his career in the private sector, working for Government Employers Insurance Company.
Legislator DuWayne Gregory was elected to office in a special election in July 2008, continuing his lifelong career of public service. DuWayne Gregory is a native of Long Island and is proud of his record of public service. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1993, and later applied and was accepted to attend Officer Candidate School (OCS). Legislator Gregory was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in Field Artillery.
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 Councilmember, Susan’s door is always open. She has worked tirelessly to make the town’s government open, accessible and responsive, bringing Town Board, Zoning Board and Planning Board meetings to everyone’s home through the creation of the Town of Huntington TV Channel. Susan has distinguished herself as an effective advocate for our entire community.
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.
I am running for County Legislature because I can make a difference for all of our communities. I believe that elected representatives should come from all walks of life. Today, we have too many professional politicians serving in office who are not getting the job done for our families. I believe my background as a doctor, businessman and community leader will bring a new perspective to Suffolk County government at a time when new ideas are desperately needed.
Councilwoman Jacqueline A. Gordon was born in Jamaica, West Indies and migrated to this country with her family when she was 7 years old. She grew up in Queens, NY where she attended public schools. After high school, Jackie attended the City University of New York’s Hunter College graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. In 1997, Councilwoman Gordon completed her Master of Science in Counselor Education at Queens College. Immediately upon graduation, Jackie was offered and accepted her current position as a Guidance Counselor at Wilson Technological Center in Farmingdale. In June 2006, Jackie received her professional diploma in Educational Leadership from Queens College. This is her 27th year in education.
Councilman Terence McSweeney is a lifelong resident of the Town of Babylon. Born and raised in North Babylon, McSweeney graduated North Babylon High School in 1996. He and his family recently moved to Babylon Village, where he now resides with his wife and two young daughters. McSweeney has been an active member of the Babylon community for some time. He has been volunteer fireman in North Babylon since 2000. In addition to this, he also spent time in several different roles, including: President of the Parkdale Civic Association in North Babylon (2013-2016), Treasurer of the North Babylon Chamber of Commerce (2015-2016), Trustee of the Suffolk County Parks Department (2014-2018), Ambassador for the Town of Babylon Beautification Program (2014-2018) and Special Assistant to Supervisor Rich Schaffer (2016-2017).
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.
I want to do what I can to ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy the beauty and bounty of our surroundings and experience the care and support that our small town community offers. As a business owner, I understand the need to support local business while balancing the needs of the community and environment.
As the son of an immigrant and a dedicated East Hampton schoolteacher, I learned to work hard and savor the beauty and diversity of our community. I attended John Marshall, the Middle School and East Hampton High School, graduating Class of 1994. Throughout my 42 years, I have been molded by the traditions and values that my family, neighbors, teachers, and friends, bestowed upon me. Rachel and I have made our home in Springs with our four young daughters aged eleven to 15 months. Together we own and operate two local businesses, East Hampton Physical Therapy in downtown Montauk and East Hampton Kayak & Fitness. So I know firsthand the every day struggles working families face.
John graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1971 with a degree in Zoology. After having returned from Peace Corps service in India, he settled in East Hampton, where he and his wife Gale raised two boys. For the past forty five years he has worked here largely on and around the water, life guarding at Hither Hills State Park, as a research assistant in the ichthyology department at the New York Ocean Science Lab in Montauk, a fisheries biologist at Multi Aquaculture Systems fish farm in Napeague, an environmental analyst with the town’s Natural Resources Department and for over twenty years as director of the East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery. At the Shellfish Hatchery, while adhering to the rigorous local oversight provided by the Town Trustees, John fostered a cooperative working relationship with County, State and Federal agencies, non profit institutions and schools. This facilitated both attracting and participating in grant projects aimed at improving resource enhancement and restoration procedures, providing baymen opportunities to participate in shellfish culture as an additional means of remaining on the water and a variety of educational collaborations that were mutually beneficial to our program and participating students. This approach allowed and continues to allow the hatchery program to yield direct benefits in harvestable product for baymen and recreational harvesters, as well as indirect benefits in the water quality furnished by increased filter feeding shellfish. John is very grateful for having been given the opportunity to develop the town’s shellfish hatchery program and earning the support of five successive town board administrations. Now, having the time to give Trustee matters the attention they deserve and a desire to contribute to a better environment for our children and grandchildren, he would like to give back to the community through service as a board member, where he believes that his experience and cooperative nature can be a helpful addition to the Trustees operations. John is endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Parties
Francis is a life-long resident of East Hampton residing in Springs with his wife Barbara to whom he has been married for over 30 years. Barbara is employed in the East Hampton schools. Francis has been an active member of the community serving the East Hampton Fire Department for the past 25 years. He has previously served two terms as an East Hampton Town Trustee and was East Hampton’s first full time Trustee clerk elected by the Town Trustees. He has served as a scout leader for 11 years and established the first successful Eagle Scout program in East Hampton, producing 5 Eagle Scouts, including Francis’s son Ian. Francis believes that the Town Trustee holdings are precious and extremely sensitive resources. Without them, East Hampton would not be the treasure that has earned the world’s attention. He believes in balancing fair and equal use of these public areas while preserving them for nature’s needs and understands reaching the proper balance is difficult but necessary. Our local economy depends on it. Francis has the experience and the desire to make that balance work. He believes that remembering the past, working in the present and planning for the future are what the Trustees must do to be successful and effective. Having served as Clerk of the Trustees since the Democrats took the majority in 2016, Francis looks forward to continuing the momentum established in restoring the health of our harbors, creeks and ponds. Marine life survival, as well as clean water for our recreational use is essential to our quality of life. Francis believes that growth and development are impinging on access to our public lands and beaches. Facing these issues, as well as the forces of climate change and sea level rise, will require people with progressive minds to manage our ever-changing water bodies and shorelines. Francis believes the Democratic majority is up to the task and is working hard to get re-elected. Francis is endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families Parties.
Brian is a student of Trustee history, so he knows what a battle it has been to maintain the health and quality of East Hampton waters and its shellfish industry. Brian is completing his second term as an East Hampton Trustee having been elected in 2013 on the Democratic and Independence Party lines. Brian and his wife Kathy have lived in East Hampton for many years and have four sons, three of whom were raised in East Hampton. He is a foreman and Superintendent for 3 senior citizens housing projects in Town and is deeply committed to the community. He makes it a point to get involved as much as possible, whether as a member of the East Hampton Disability Advisory Board or as a volunteer for the East Hampton Food Pantry. One of his greatest passions is his love for the water and the everchanging coastline, which has brought him to be active and dedicated in the Trustee work to protect these resources. He is a proud member of the Amagansett Fire Department. His local knowledge and commitment to Trustee affairs will serve him well as he seeks a third term on the Trustees. Brian is endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families Parties.
Dell Cullum was born and raised in Amagansett. He spent his early years enjoying the local beaches, for both recreation and also for watching the haulseiners work. His connection to the baymen came from growing up with their children. Cullum always felt the baymen trade was part of the heritage and history of East Hampton Town, particularly in Amagansett. From long walks on the beaches of Montauk with his grandmother as a child, to his long time admiration for the beauty of Lazy Point and Napeague, this town has always been special in his heart. Cullum also has an equal compassion for the local wildlife. Spending the last 30 years in business humanely removing and relocating wildlife in six states, and as a professional photographer. He also volunteers his service for wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and education, where he shows folks how to co-exist with wildlife, rather than feel the need to eliminate it. Cullum also produces and hosts a television show called Imagination Nature, that is in it’s 4th year. Because of his love for both the beaches and the wildlife, it’s no surprise that Dell Cullum became such an advocate against the trash and litter that plagues our beautiful town. In 2014, Cullum created the annual Shoreline Sweep event where each April the community comes together to clean almost 50 miles of shoreline, of both the north and south shores of East Hampton Town, from Wainscott to Montauk Point. The success of the annual event, prompted Dell to create the equally successful Napeague Sweep and the Sunday Morning Summer Beach Clean Up Club. Cullum remains dedicated to wildlife, the environment, eradicating litter in East Hampton, and supporting the baymen and their families. These are his objectives from sunrise to sunset, each and every day. Dell is endorsed by the Democratic Party.
Rick grew up on the water and as a young man, made his living as a fisherman. He has a deep connection to our local waters and fishing heritage. Studying information technology and marine science in college gave him the opportunity to enjoy a successful business career and ultimately to refocus his time to work locally and give back to our East Hampton community. Clean water and sustaining a healthy marine environment are Rick’s priorities. He is an active supporter of the Cornell Cooperative Marine Extension and their work to protect our local waters. This year working with them he facilitated projects on Northwest Harbor, Three Mile Harbor and Napeague Harbor involving habitat restoration, shellfish seeding, and ground water studies. Working with the paddle boarding community, he was able to help organize a charity paddleboard race to raise funds for these projects. Working closely with John Barley Dunne, director of the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery, they expanded our oyster garden program on Three Mile Harbor and Hog Creek. Rick has worked tirelessly to remediate the problems on GeorgicaPond and to support new environmental initiatives to protect WainscottPond. These projects will provide the blueprint for future environmental efforts on other local water bodies. He is working on an updated dredging plan for Trustee waterways, which considers soil compatibility, disposition sites, dredging methodologies, preferred equipment, permitting and cost. Recently with the help of the East Hampton Marine Patrol, he developed safety training and protocols for the Trustees Harbor Management Committee’s fieldwork projects such as duck blind surveys and cleanups. Working with the USCG, he organized boating safety courses and courtesy vessel inspections. Rick was the lead person on the development and release of the Trustees new Word Press based website. The information provided on the website will help to facilitate open communication between the Trustees and the community they serve. Our current Trustee board has embraced opportunities to work with local community groups on important issues including phragmite removal, dredging the Accabonac inlet to improve navigational safety, reducing the use of Methoprene spraying, and the environmental and economic impacts of the proposed Deep Water Wind Farm. We have continued the defense of public access rights and made key contributions to the ongoing Napeague lawsuits. Our waters, beaches and open spaces have been an essential part of Rick’s life. He is proud and determined to protect them and to serve our community as an East Hampton Town Trustee. Rick and his wife Susan have raised their two daughters here in East Hampton. Rick is endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, Working Families Parties.
Susan has spent most of her life on the East End, moving to East Hampton almost 40 years ago with her husband to make East Hampton a home and raise their son. Susan acquired an active relationship with and knowledge of the outdoors and environmental concerns having spent summers in Maine as a youth. Since moving to East Hampton she has come to appreciate our harbors, bays and beaches and the need to protect the wildlife habitats those areas include. She has been supportive of the Town’s Zoning and Planning efforts from the days when Judith Hope and Tony Bullock were Supervisors and believes it is of upmost importance for the Town to preserve its clean drinking water and to transition from fossil fuel dependency to renewable energy resources. Susan’s love of the ocean and the water surrounding spurred her to become a certified scuba rescue diver and underwater first responder. She has also worked to give back to her community visiting patients in hospitals and nursing homes in her spare time. Susan has been actively involved in the Accabonac Protection Committee, Surf Rider Foundation, Concerned Citizens of Montauk, East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, and the Northwest Alliance. She raised her son, Walker, in East Hampton, who is now attending law school, to be equally concerned about the protection of our environment in East Hampton. Susan has worked for the last 22 years in the real estate industry in East Hampton and is familiar with its neighborhoods and the natural beauty that makes them so desirable for year-round residents as well as our second homeowners. Susan is an accomplished writer and illustrator and looks forward to using the full panoply of her skills in working as a trustee to protect our wetlands, waterways and trails. Susan lives in Northwest Wood with her husband Paul. Susan is endorsed by the Democratic, Working Families, Women’s Equality Parties.
Bill has a great knowledge of East Hampton’s harbors and beaches and a record of getting things done. He was hired as East Hampton’s first Senior Harbormas-ter in 1989 and promoted to Waterways Management Supervisor in 2000. Bill was deeply involved in the creation of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, the local federally designated “No Discharge Zone”, and our longstanding beach driving regulations. He has read all the Trustee Journals. For years, Bill has worked with federal, state, and county agencies and local environmental groups, helping keep our waters clean, our shellfish grounds open and our navigation channels dredged. Bill was honored to receive the Ac-cabonac Protection Committee’s prestigious “Friend of the Creek” award in 2002. Bill has been success-ful working cooperatively within all groups that must work together to improve water quality and deal with erosion. Bill was first elected to the Trustees in 2013 and is currently the Deputy Clerk. Bill is a Vietnam Veteran. Bill was a founding member of East End Vets. He is a member of the VFW and The American Legion. Bill is a patriotic American who has lived in the Springs for twenty-six years. Bill is endorsed by the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Parties.
Councilwoman Joan Cergol is a lifelong resident of Huntington widely known as a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for the betterment of her hometown and its residents. In addition to her common sense approach and well-developed problem solving skills, Joan brings to the Council seat a wealth of Town knowledge and experience with sixteen years of executive level economic and community development public service to Huntington. Joan’s government service is preceded by 18 years of public and private sector management level positions in public relations and marketing, including her own business.
Jillian Guthman, Esq. was appointed Receiver of Taxes in December 2017, replacing Ester Bivona, who retired. Immediately prior to being named Tax Receiver, Jillian served for 10 years as Director of the Town’s Human Services Department, and in several prior positions in the Town Attorney's Office. A lifelong resident of Huntington, Jillian graduated from Huntington High School. She went on to St. John’s University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and to Touro College’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she earned her law degree. She has been licensed to practice law for more than 20 years.
Laura Jens-Smith has been an active community member since moving to Laurel in 2002. She has served on numerous community boards including the Board of Education. Laura has always been there to lend a hand for her community working to spearhead new projects and initiatives. Currently, one of Laura's biggest projects is the work she does as a Project Coordinator for the North Fork Alliance. A community coalition whose goal is to reduce youth substance use. Laura was raised in Port Jefferson Station and attended Comsewogue High School; she received her Associates Degree at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing. Upon graduation, Laura began working as a staff nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit at Beth Israel Medical Center. While working as a nurse, Laura returned to school and received her Bachelors degree from Pace University. Laura is married to her husband Robert M. Smith and they have been blessed to have two wonderful children, Molly and Ethan. Laura makes her home in the Riverhead hamlet of Laurel
Catherine Kent is a lifelong resident of Riverhead and the mother of three. After graduating from High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Methodist University and then obtained a Master of Liberal Arts Degree from Stony Brook University. She recently retired from a 31 year teaching career in Riverhead Schools.
Diane Wilhelm was born and raised in Riverhead and attended Riverhead schools. First appointed to the office of Town Clerk in November 2008, she was then elected to that office in November 2009. Her current four year term expires December 31, 2015. Prior to becoming Town Clerk, Ms. Wilhelm had worked in the Town Clerk's office for over 9 years, 7 of which as Deputy Town Clerk. In addition to Clerk, she is also the Record Management Officer, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Marriage Officer, and Notary Public for the Town of Riverhead.
George Woodson was born and raised in the Town of Riverhead. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Army, where for four years he served as a Police Traffic Accident Investigator. Returning home, Mr. Woodson was hired by the Riverhead Highway Department, where he rose through the ranks to Crew Leader. In 2006 he ran for the office of Highway Superintendent, losing by just fifty votes. Not a man to give up, he ran again in 2008 and won. Mr. Woodson feels that his 20 years of experience in the Highway Department has helped him to make many improvements as Highway Superintendent.
As Town Councilman, James Colligan will bring leadership, team-building and decision making skills to Shelter Island Town government.
I am currently an assessor for the Town of Shelter Island. I have been an active in the community as both volunteer and a worker in both government and private sector jobs here on Shelter Island.
Jay Card was elected as Superintendent of Highways in 2011. His position is the second most important office in Shelter Island Town government, second only to the Supervisor. Two years ago he pledged to be a leader by delegating responsibility to his employees paired with accountability. He has developed plans for Shell Beach, used the MS-4 plan to prioritize and protect the bays and aquifers. And as promised, he has made the recycling center an organized and friendly place. The past two years have been spent evaluating operations for efficiency, identifying shared resource opportunities, and generating revenue at the recycling center. Jay Card is a local business owner (since 1982) and retired Administrative Police Sergeant. His educational background includes Suffolk County Police Academy for Supervisors (1997), Suffolk County Police Academy (1985), State University at Farmingdale (1984), and a true “local”; he graduated with the Class of 1980 at Shelter Island High School. He has been closely involved in the community in areas of sports, recreation, conservation and volunteerism. Jay and his wife, Judy have raised their three children here on Shelter Island.
A Long Island native, Legislator Jay Schneiderman lives in Southampton Town and is the proud father of two children. After graduating high school, Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Ithaca College and then obtained a Master of Arts degree in Education from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Eric Shultz began his career in Town Government in 1972 when he was appointed to the Town Conservation Board at the age of 17. In 1982 he was appointed as the youngest person in Southampton’s history to serve on the Town Planning Board. After 13 years he left the Planning Board as its Vice Chairman to assume the role as an elected Town Trustee. He has been a Trustee since 1996 and currently serves as President.
I currently serve as Board Member, Conservation Board, Town of Southampton. In that capacity, I have introduced two pieces of legislation to the Town Council, that were unanimously approved: The Clean Fill Act, requiring a chain of custody for all fill used or entering the Town, and a ban on the use of hydrofracking waste water on Town roads for ice and snow control. Additionally, I was part of a large team of activists that contributed to legislation banning the use of single use plastic bags throughout the Town. I speak and write extensively on environmental issues pertaining to clean water and waterways as well as the use of alternative energy sources. I am a small business owner in Westhampton, providing engineering services locally. I am a member of the CAC-West, a local officially recognized community group dealing with area specific issues. I fully support our Board of Trustee’s and other groups and organizations that have, as their mandate, the task of protection, restoration and preservation of our natural resources. I believe that our Town Council should act towards these same goals and support our environment recognizing it as our economic engine and our defining legacy for future generations.
Tom Suozzi, a CPA and attorney, has served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, NY from 1994-2001 and as Nassau County Executive from 2002-2009. Prior to Suozzi taking office, Nassau County was on the brink of bankruptcy and declared the “worst run county in America” by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Suozzi successfully steered Nassau back from financial collapse and restored it to fiscal stability. In 2005, he was honored as Governing Magazine’s “Public Official of the Year.”
Monica R. Martinez, from a young age, has had a passion for helping others. She attended Binghamton University where she majored in Biology and History. As a young student, Monica served the Binghamton community by volunteering her weekends at the local zoo and day care centers. Having been taught the value of education by her family, she knew she wanted to dedicate her time educating others.
Jim Gaughran’s decades of experience as a public official and as an attorney makes him uniquely qualified to take on the special interests in Albany as the next State Senator from the 5th District.
A lifelong resident of Long Island, John E. Brooks has devoted his life to giving back to his community. In November 2016, the people elected him to continue his service in the New York State Senate. For more than 45 years, Senator Brooks has been an active volunteer firefighter with the Seaford, Medford and Lindenhurst Fire Departments, previously serving as Seaford's Chief of Department. In addition to his work for the fire department, Senator Brooks served on the Seaford Board of Education for a total of six years, acting as Vice President from 1997-1999. Prior to Superstorm Sandy, Senator Brooks was the Chairman of the Long Island Hurricane Symposium Programs where he worked hand-in-hand with hurricane experts and the National Weather Services to evaluate risk on Long Island.
Assemblyman Thiele has sponsored additional successful initiatives to allow commercial fishermen to replace older vessels with slightly larger ones to compete with out of state fishermen. He was a proponent of the original STAR program to reduce school taxes and, he is a prime sponsor of legislation (“School Taxpayer Protection Act”) that would cap property tax levies at 4% or 120% of the Consumer Price Index.
Assemblyman Steve Englebright's background in science and education brings a unique and useful perspective to the State Legislature. With professional training as a geologist and biologist, Assemblyman Englebright’s skill at translating technical concepts and findings into innovative public policy has enabled him to help shape laws that have practical relevance to our lives and health. For example, Assemblyman Englebright’s Pesticide Use Reporting Act of 1996 is advancing study of the possible link between pesticides and breast and other cancers.
Philip Ramos represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes portions of the hamlets of Brentwood, Baywood, Central Islip, Bay Shore, North Bay Shore, Islip and Islandia. He was elected to a newly created Assembly seat in 2002.
Steve Stern is honored to have served as a Suffolk County Legislator, and is proud of his record which includes many innovative “First in the Nation” and “First in New York State” legislative accomplishments. Keeping his promise to the hard-working families who call Long Island home, Steve has held the line on taxes, refused perks, and worked with his colleagues across party lines and across all levels of government to maintain essential services, protect our quality of life and preserve our environment for generations to come.
Kimberly Jean-Pierre the daughter of parents who migrated from Haiti to the United States. After high school, she attended Brooklyn College, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2005. In pursuit of her Master’s Degree she attended Stony Brook University, earning her Master of Science in Public Policy in 2007. Kimberly Jean-Pierre has a passion for working with people and by utilizing her interpersonal skills she has proven she gets things done.
Tim Sini is running for Suffolk County District Attorney to restore integrity to the office and make Suffolk County a safer place to live, work and raise a family. He currently serves as the Suffolk County Police Commissioner. Following a scandal that ended in the federal prosecution of the former Chief of Department, Tim was appointed to this position in January of 2016. Previously, he served as Suffolk’s Deputy County Executive for Public Safety.
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Errol Toulon, Jr. has 30 years of criminal-justice experience, heavily centered upon corrections intelligence and combating gang violence both inside and outside of correctional facilities. His criminal justice experience commenced with 22 years as a uniformed Member of Service with the New York City Correction Department, where he served as a supervisor and instructor at the Correction Academy, the Firearms and Tactics Unit, Emergency Service Unit and Office of Compliance Consultants. Errol then spent two years serving the constituents of Suffolk County as the Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety under the administration of County Executive Steve Bellone, where he supervised eight public-safety departments, including the Suffolk County Police Department and the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency services, as well as the Medical Examiner’s Office.
I was born and raised in the Village of Sag Harbor. I am one of six children born to Everett and June Diederiks. I attended Pierson School. I married my husband Joseph Brennan in 1972 and remained married for 43 years until his death. We have two children, Rachael Brennan Lucyk and Matthew Brennan. Rachael lives in Sag Harbor along with her husband Edward and children Patrick and Chloe, and owns RML Bookkeeping Services. Matthew lives in Springs along with his twin daughters Madison and Mariann, and owns and operates Brennan Motorsports, LLC. After being a stay at home mother for most of my children’s school years I went to work for the Town of East Hampton in 1989. After first working for the Sanitation District and the Tax Receiver, I transferred to the Town Clerk’s Office in 1992. In April of 1994 I was appointed Deputy Town Clerk. I remained Deputy under two Town Clerks until the end of 2013. When then Clerk Fred Overton announced his retirement I decided to run for the clerk’s position. I currently am a member of the East Hampton Lions Club and on the Board of the East Hampton Food Pantry. I previously served as a member of the East Hampton Kiwanis Club and the Sag Harbor Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. I look forward to another term as Town Clerk. We are currently in the process of digitizing many of the town’s records. I am looking forward to the public being able to search documents online. I partnered with the East Hampton Library for storage of some very old books. In return they were allowed to digitize the records for the use of all. There is still a lot of work to be done, including acceptance of credit cards that I look forward to achieving.
Kathee believes that the job of a Town Board member is to enable the community to achieve its goals, by getting the facts and building consensus. Since taking office in January 2014, she has strongly encouraged public participation to help fashion policy.
Jeff has been a resident of East Hampton for thirty years and is a graduate of Yale University. He runs a small law firm, and is a zoning, planning and environmental lawyer and activist who has served as counsel on all of East Hampton’s appointed boards. His firm is unique on the East End because it regularly takes on environmental causes on behalf of local residents and public interest groups, opposing over-development.
My family and I have lived in East Hampton for over 30 years. My wife, Stephanie, and I have raised our 2 children here, and both Alexander and Kylie have returned here to live, after going away to college. Alexander has his own landscaping business (and with his wife, Nicole, gave us the gift a granddaughter – Piper!) and Kylie teaches the 3rd grade bilingual education class at John Marshall Elementary School. I have been committed to public service for as long as I have lived here. I am most proud to be a long time active member of the East Hampton Fire Department, having served as Chief of the Department for 2 terms. I was an appointed member of the East Hampton Town Board of Assessment Review for several years. I coached Little League for 10 years. As an attorney, I have provided pro bono representation to a number of not for profit organizations – Citizens for Access Rights (CFAR), East Hampton Sportsmen’s Alliance, Pediatric Dental Fund and other groups and individuals. I have been a practicing attorney for nearly 40 years, with much of that time spent in the courtroom. I have served as an Assistant District Attorney, a civil trial attorney and a sole practitioner with a general practice. The experience that I had with every type of case, criminal or civil, that is heard in Justice Court was excellent preparation for my transition to becoming an East Hampton Town Justice in January 2014. I take that responsibility very seriously, and work very hard to apply the law firmly, fairly and equally to all. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the East Hampton community as a Town Justice for another 4 year term.
As East Hampton Town Assessor, Eugene has consistently produced a balanced assessment roll on an annual basis in coordination with the other members of the Board of Assessors during the last eleven plus years in office. He excels in his daily interaction with the public to discuss assessment concerns, assessment reduction procedures and exemption questions. He has prepared thousands of Valuation Reports for Small Claims Assessment Review and assists other Town Department Heads and staff with assessment related information and documents. Eugene also met with the Town Supervisor to establish annual office operating budget.
Kevin is a 3rd generation life-long resident of Huntington, he was born in Huntington Hospital and is a graduate of Huntington High School. He is a successful business owner for over 30 years and a member in good standing of the Operating Engineers Union, Local 138, for over 40 years. His expansive knowledge in the site development industry mirrors the responsibilities of the Highway Department. Kevin has over 45 years of commercial experience working in the construction industry specializing in excavation, storm water drainage, sanitary systems, water main installation, roadwork and snow plowing. He is a seasoned contract negotiator and project manager working with labor unions, trades, contractors, engineers & architects. This experience guarantees an efficient and economical operation of the Town of Huntington’s Highway Department. With a deep-rooted passion for the Town he loves, Kevin is a natural choice for the Town of Huntington’s Highway Superintendent. Kevin is married to his wife Nancy for 41 years, they raised 3 sons and are the proud grandparents of 2 beautiful granddaughters.
Albert Dickson's family roots on Shelter Island, go back a number of generations. His Great Grandparents settled on the Island in 1860. He has always felt very fortunate to have grown up on Shelter Island. It has been his long held aspiration to come back to the place he always considered home, and to give back to the community. Albert has a long career as an Environmental Project Manager. He was responsible for coordinating all aspects of a site decontamination, from initial assessment, to remediation, and final disposal of hazardous materials. Now retired, Albert enjoys spending time with his family, on the water; clamming, kayaking, or simply playing at the beach. He currently serves as Chairman of the Water Advisory Committee. He looks forward to bringing his experience and expertise to key issues impacting the Island. These include: WATER - Household water is a community resource vital to public health and economic well-being. It needs to be protected for generations to come. Albert Dickson will address the problems of: excessive water table draw-down, septic influence, and runoff that contribute to the deterioration of creeks and bays. COMMUNITY HOUSING - The rising cost of housing affects everyone-seniors, veterans, and young working families. It’s the core of the island’s ability to make a bright future for the community. Dickson believes in protecting undeveloped land parcels that might be used for developing community housing and he will seek policies and initiatives to support this effort. TICK BORN ILLNESSES - This a serious health issue. It's prudent to maintain the current 3 pronged approach (4-posters, culling, education), but with a concerted effort to reduce the deer herd by incentivizing local hunters to reduce the deer population.
Craig Wood graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. During the formative years of the Internet Craig’s passion for computers drew him away from landscaping and he began programming new online search and discovery algorithms. After a few years developing network advertising platforms he founded Crowd Fusion, a company specializing in large scale media management software systems. Craig and his wife Carrie bought a home on Shelter Island in 2001 to be closer to their two children’s grandparents. In 2017 Craig Wood was appointed to Town Assessor for Shelter Island where he also serves on the Town Deer and Tick Committee.
My family has lived on the east end of Long Island for over 100 years. I am a graduate of Hampton Bays High School, Class of 1980. I attended college at the Florida Institute of Technology. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Air Commerce/Flight Technology, and earned my Commercial pilots license, with multi-engine and instrument ratings. After college, I worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 15 years. I first worked in the Aeronautical Services Section, designing runway and taxiway lighting systems for the three major NY metro area airports (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports). I received a commendation from the Office of the Mayor of New York City for my efforts. I then worked as the grant manager for the Aviation Technical Services Division. I managed a multi-million dollar grant program, which funded projects at the PANYNJ airports.
My name is Tommy John Schiavoni. I am a husband, father, teacher and member of the Southampton Town ZBA and the Sag Harbor Board of Education. I am running now for Southampton Town Board for the same reason that I sought every office thus far, to maintain what is best about our community and make changes for the better where we need it. The ocean, bays and ponds are our life-blood on the East End, and my attention will be on town wide concerns about water quality and affordable residential and small-business solutions. I'm, also, committed to focus on community health issues like tick-born illnesses and opioid addiction which tragically affect us all.
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Throughout his life, Andrew Cuomo has been a forceful voice for change in New York. His lifelong commitment to hard work, public service, and the people he serves has led to Andrew's recognition as a true innovator and a principled and determined leader.
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