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Sarah Deonarine

Candidate for: 
Brookhaven Town Council (2nd District)
Sarah Deonarine

As a mother of three young children, I have a vested interest in the future of our community. As a scientist and environmentalist, I am also poignantly aware of how critical issues such as water quality on Long Island are. In lieu of many of the poor policy decisions being made, I have decided that it was time I stood up and took action. Brookhaven Town is my home. It is where my three children were born and where I am raising them. I will strive to give them a future that I, and the rest of the community, can be proud of.

I grew up in Pennsylvania, moving to Long Island for school, ultimately receiving a Masters of Science from Stony Brook University in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. After a brief stint home, where I met my husband, I have been living in Brookhaven Town for the past 11 years. I worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for seven years. I have spent the past four years working with the local governments in the Manhasset Bay watershed as the Executive Director of the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee. I use my training as a marine biologist to make educated decisions that directly affect Manhasset Bay. Having both a scientific and government background makes me uniquely qualified for an elected position as I am a critical thinker and have worked in the system.

I have been active in politics for the last few years, serving as a Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee member for the last two. I am also a member of the Suffolk County Mother's of Twins Club, the Coram Civic Association, Mommy and Me, and Science Advocacy of Long Island. My husband and I host a group that is networked with The Indivisible Guide. I have been a registered Democrat for 15 years, but an independent thinker for 20.