Peter Van Scoyoc’s family has roots in East Hampton that go back to the 1700s. The modern Van Scoyoc runs his own residential construction company and a seasonal charter fishing business, near Sag Harbor. He is intimately familiar with the land and waters of East Hampton and the issues we face both making ends meet and sustaining what is best about this place and community. Peter’s wife, Marilyn, has been a music teacher and band director at East Hampton High School for more than 20 years. His daughter, Amy, was the Valedictorian of the 2009 East Hampton High graduating class and holds a degree in Biology from Dartmouth College. His son, Thomas, is a senior at SUNY Purchase Film School.
Peter has devoted much of his time to public service. He has coached little league, girl’s softball, and youth soccer in East Hampton and Springs. He is currently serving his fourth year on the East Hampton Town Board.
Prior to being elected, he served six years on the East Hampton Town Planning Board and completed a five year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals, the last year as chair.
“I am grateful for all East Hampton has given me and my family. 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. We could lose forever our quality of life if we don’t defend it. We must continue to assure beach access, control the Montauk club scene, control airport noise, protect Springs against overcrowding, enforce our rules and regulations fairly and equally, and protect the quiet enjoyment of our own homes. We can balance working life and quality of life. But we have to do it. It won’t take care of itself.”