Joseph Turdik

Suffolk Legislature (4th LD)

Turdik, 67, of Selden, has previously run twice for this seat.

Turdik trains poll inspectors for the Suffolk County Board of Elections, where he has worked for 10 years. The Navy veteran previously worked as a sales manager for Ryder Transportation and as a Brookhaven Town deputy aviation and transportation commissioner. He previously owned a pub with his family.

Turdik attended Suffolk County Community College and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology.

Turdik said his top priority is the environment. He wants to replace cesspools with septic and sewage treatment systems.

Turdik said he wants to secure more funding for the district, including for projects to protect the environment and cut noise pollution for residents living along major roadways.

Turdik said he supports the county’s red-light camera program because it has reduced accidents.