2023 Elections

Suffolk County

Suffolk County Legislature (1st LD)

Catherine Kent

Catherine, a lifelong resident of the North Fork, has been in public service her entire life, first as an educator encouraging young minds and then as a Riverhead Town Councilwoman fighting for the community. As Councilwoman, she formed the Riverhead Downtown Revitalization Committee as well as the Environmental Advisory Committee, which continues to serve as an ongoing resource for the facilitation of water conservation and environmental stewardship. As County Legislator, she will help families by holding the line on taxes, getting our fair share from Albany, and keeping the cost of living down. She will work to protect our air and water and continue fighting for the preservation of open space. A proven leader, Catherine will be a strong, independent voice for the residents of Suffolk County.  read more »

Suffolk County Legislature (2nd LD)

Ann Welker

A native of the East End, Ann has spent her life on ,or in , the waters of Southampton Town. Protection and preservation of the water quality of our bays , ponds and ocean are the preeminent priority for Ann and what led her to serve on the Southampton Town Board of Trustees. Each member of the Board of Trustees has a geographic area of the Town that they are responsible for, Ann’s area is the eastern section of the town, encompassing the hamlets of Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Noyac, Sag Harbor and Sagaponack. Mecox Bay, Sagaponack Pond and the coastal ponds found in the Long Pond Greenbelt are some of the many water bodies found in these hamlets. Acting as a steward of the waterways, protecting beach access, and preserving the maritime traditions of this wonderful place we call home make serving as a Southampton Town Trustee an important role for Ann , especially as our community faces threats from climate change, sea level rise and continued growth. read more »

Suffolk County Legislature (3rd LD)

Suffolk County Legislature (4th LD)

Suffolk County Legislature (5th LD)

Steve Englebright has worked to improve our quality of life on Long Island for over thirty years. In the General Assembly, Steve worked with Republicans and Democrats to fund law enforcement, cut taxes for the middle class and protect our air and water. As our Assemblyman, Steve looked out for Long Island by: Holding the line on taxes and fighting inflation. Steve led the fight for the gas tax holiday, held down property taxes, and cut taxes for the middle class. Protecting our water. Steven sponsored a constitutional amendment to create a right to clean air and water, kept cancer-causing chemicals out of our drinking water, and secured $3.7 million for a National Cancer Institute. Supporting law enforcement to keep our communities safe. Steve demanded tougher reforms to the bail law, kept guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals, and supported $500 million additional funds for law enforcement. read more »

Suffolk County Legislature (6th LD)

Dorothy Cavalier

Dorothy is from a union family, with four years serving Suffolk County Legislative District Six as the Honorable Legislator Sarah Anker's right-hand. As Chief of Staff, Dorothy is an expert in all the local issues and looks forward to continuing their office's good work as your legislator. Dorothy knows the school districts, the best pizza places, and the struggles our young people are facing in the college and job arena.  read more »

Suffolk Legislature (7th LD)

Ryan McGarry

Throughout his career and in his personal life, Ryan McGarry has dedicated himself to public service and has a proven track record of working for us, the people of Suffolk County. A devoted member of the community, Ryan is a proud Class A Firefighter in the Patchogue Fire Department and a member of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Civic Association. He currently serves on the Patchogue Village Zoning Board of Appeals after having served a term on the Village’s Community Development Agency. And, every day in his role as Suffolk AME’s Chief of Staff, he advocates on behalf of all working people and the dedicated municipal employees who provide invaluable essential services, keeping our County operational, and keeping our fellow residents safe. After decades of service to our shared community, Ryan is ready to further serve the people of Suffolk by running for Legislator of our County’s 7th Legislative District.  read more »

Suffolk County Legislature (8th LD)

Suffolk Legislature (9th LD)

Sam Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez Jr, born in Brooklyn New York, has spent his career as a labor advocate representing workers across New York State. With more than 32 years of experience in the labor movement, Mr. Gonzalez has proven to be an exceptional leader; dedicated to charting a new course for the labor movement in New York City and beyond.  read more »

Suffolk County Legislature (10th LD)

Derek Stein

Derek Stein is a lifelong Central Islip resident who graduated from Stony Brook University where he studied Political Science and Sustainability. He worked for Presiding Officer Rob Calarco and DuWayne Gregory at the Suffolk County Legislature, overseeing the County's Marine Industry Revitalization Advisory Council among plenty of other responsibilities. In 2022, he worked at the Town of Babylon, administering the Town's Direct Support Program which provided over $8 million in grant funds to small businesses and non-profit organizations. He is also involved with numerous community groups, including Central Islip Connects for Change and the Central Islip Historical Society.  read more »

Suffolk Legislature (15th LD)

Jason Richberg

A native of Long Island, Jason Andrew Richberg currently serves as Suffolk County Legislator for the 15th LD. An advisor to former Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Richberg began his career in government in in 2010, when he was named Chief of Staff to Legislator Gregory. In 2014, when Gregory was elected Presiding Officer, Jason was appointed Chief Deputy Clerk of the Legislature, serving for one year before being named Clerk of the Legislature. Richberg’s years in government are rich with experience, starting in 2010 when he created Gregory’s Youth Leadership Caucus to mentor young adults from the community who volunteer their time on local service projects. read more »

Suffolk County Legislature (16th LD)

Sidney Joyner

Sidney Joyner has served as a School Board Trustee in the South Huntington Union Free School District since 2017 and is currently in his second term. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., where he mentors high school students and volunteers in community programs. Sidney also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Long Island and was appointed as a Commissioner for the Town of Huntington Housing Authority. Sidney serves on the board of the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP Huntington Branch where he is serves as 3rd Vice President. read more »

Suffolk Legislature (17th LD)

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. read more »

Suffolk County Legislature (18th LD)

Dr. Eve Meltzer-Krief

There is no physician currently in the Legislature, and I would be an effective advocate to bring needed change to our communities. We must secure funding for clean water infrastructure to keep our drinking water safe and our bays and waterways clean. We must address the mental health crisis impacting so many of our children. We must fight for more affordability, because no family should be choosing between food on their table or heat in their home. So many of the decisions made by elected officials impact the health and well-being of our communities. I want to be a voice in the room for children and families when those decisions are made. read more »

Suffolk Executive Branch

Suffolk County Executive

Dave Calone was born and raised in Suffolk County. His mom is a retired public school teacher and his dad a retired engineer. Because of their hard work, the support of his teachers in the Mt. Sinai and Port Jefferson school districts, and the help of his community, Dave received a great education that enabled his career in both law and business. After studying economics in college, followed by law school, Dave started his career as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice. He prosecuted corporate fraud by companies in the oil and gas industry and by companies targeting military families. Dave also helped prosecute an al-Qaeda terrorist for his role in the 9/11 attacks. Later, Dave became a New York State Special Assistant Attorney General, where he helped negotiate what was—at the time—the largest health care fraud recovery for taxpayers in the state’s history. For the past 16 years, Dave has pursued innovation and entrepreneurship by working to start and build companies throughout the country, including right here on Long Island. One of the companies that he co-founded has expanded health care access and affordability, while being recognized four times by Inc. Magazine as among the fastest growing companies in the United States. Dave initiated the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund to help launch ten job-creating companies based on technology developed by Long Island’s research laboratories.  read more »


Babylon Town Council

DuWayne Gregory

As the newly appointed Babylon Councilman, DuWayne Gregory has given 26 years of service to his country, county and community. An Army veteran, he has been elected six terms in the Suffolk County Legislature representing the county’s 15th legislative district. In 2011, he was chosen as the Legislature’s Majority Leader and was the first person of color to serve in that role. Just three years later he became the first person of color chosen as Presiding Officer, reelected annually by his colleagues.  read more »

Babylon Town Council

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). read more »

East Hampton

East Hampton Town Supervisor

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

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. read more »

East Hampton Town Council

Cate Rogers

East Hampton Highway Superintendent

I was born and raised in East Hampton and I am the son of Robert and Loretta Lynch. I went to E.H.H.S. and graduated in 1978. I married my wife Regina in 1983 and we raised our 3 boys Stephen, Jimmy and Kyle. We are members of Saint Luke’s Church where my wife has taught Sunday School for over 20 years.  read more »


Huntington Town Receiver of Taxes

Jillian Guthman

Jillian Guthman, Esq. was elected to the position of Receiver of Taxes in November 2018. 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. read more »

Huntington Town Clerk

Linda Davis Valdez

Linda Davis Valdez moved to the town of Huntington in 1975. She attended schools in both the Harborfields and Huntington School Districts, and graduated from Huntington High School in 1979. Linda attended Adelphi University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science. Her concentration was Social and Cultural Studies, and Law and Social Inequality. She was an active member of the Criminal Justice Club. Linda has worked within the Criminal Justice system for approximately 18 years. She is currently employed with New York City Criminal Justice Agency, as a Court Services Coordinator, and Youth Engagement Coordinator. She supervises a Team of Pretrial Associates, who are responsible for interviewing nearly every individual who is arrested for a crime within the borough of Queens. Additionally, Linda works with youth, ages 14-17, and their families, helping them navigate the arraignment process, and subsequent court appearances, while focusing on providing referral services that would help place the youth on a path outside of the justice system. Linda has held a similar role in Kings County.  read more »

Don McKay

Don McKay

A lifelong resident of Huntington, Don McKay was born and raised on Eaton’s Neck. For the past 24 years, Don has lived in Dix Hills with his wife, Lauren, children Allison and Kyle and Parker, the family’s faithful canine. Following graduation from Northport High School in 1983, Don attended Bethany College in West Virginia where he majored in print journalism and communications. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1987. For nearly a year following graduation, Don worked for his alma mater as an admissions officer. In the fall of 1988, Don returned home and embarked on a 10-year career as a newspaper reporter first covering the towns of Islip, Brookhaven and Huntington for the North Shore News Group in Smithtown. Don was honored as recipient of the Long Island Press Club’s Cub Reporter of Year award. read more »

Huntington Town Council

Jennifer Hebert

I've spent my professional career as an educator and administrator, working as a public school teacher, a nursery school director and currently as the program director of Kerber's Farm School, located in Huntington. Since I took over as director of the school, I've built the program to include innovative classes, field trips for local school districts and scout programs, internship opportunities, and a weekly work-study program for life-skills students. I served nine years on the Huntington School Board, the last two years as the president. I enjoyed working collaboratively with my fellow trustees, and became known as a team player and consensus builder. I was an accessible resource for the district families, staff and community members. My time on the board also gave me insight into the issues that matter to the community. Given the opportunity to represent Huntington as a council member, I'll be ready to get to work on day one. It would be a great honor to represent the Huntington community.  read more »


Southampton Town Council

Michael Iasilli

Michael Anthony Iasilli is a Sag Harbor resident in the Pine Neck area who is a long-standing advocate and political organizer. Born and raised in Long Island, Michael currently serves under Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming as a Legislative Aide and has worked as an Adjunct Professor in Politics and History for the last six and a half years. Having studied under the tutelage of Dr. Lee Koppelman, Suffolk County’s late Planning Director during H. Lee Dennison, Michael graduated from SUNY Stony Brook University with his Master of Arts in Political Science-Public Policy in 2016. Since then, he has taught a range of subjects in Political Science and History, worked in local government, and organized various local campaigns aimed at bridging the political divide and advocating for working people.  read more »


Southold Town Supervisor

Al Krupski

In addition to serving the residents of Suffolk County in the Legislature since he was first elected in 2013, Al and his wife Mary run Krupski’s Pumpkin Farm, welcoming the sixth generation of family farmers with the birth of three grandchildren over the last few years. Prior to his tenure with the county, Al served on Southold Town Trustees and the Southold Town Board. In his 36 years of public service, Al has established a strong record of environmental protection, and he continues to work across party lines to preserve the East End for future generations. Born and raised on the North Fork, Al received a BS in Plant Science from the University of Delaware, and after graduation, came home and worked on the family farm, eventually, taking it over. Al has a long history of public service, first being elected to the Southold Town Board of Trustees in 1985. He served for 20 years, the last 14 of which as Trustee President. During his tenure as president, he saw that the overdevelopment of Southold’s shoreline had adverse effects on the environment and quality of life, so he successfully spearheaded the effort to rewrite the town’s 30-year-old Wetlands Code, affording the Town better environmental and legal protection. read more »

2024 Elections


President of the United States

Joseph R. Biden

"We are in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough and resilient. We choose hope over fear. Science over fiction. Truth over lies. And unity over division. We treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor. We are the United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do." Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr., and the first of four children. When Joe is 10, the Biden family moves to Claymont, Delaware, to look for better work. It becomes the state Joe calls home. Joe enrolls at the University of Delaware, where he double majors in history and political science. He goes on to Syracuse University, where he earns his law degree. At age 29, Joe becomes one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate. Weeks later, tragedy strikes the Biden family when Neilia and Naomi are killed and Hunter and Beau are critically injured in an auto accident. read more »

Vice President of the United States

Kamala Harris

The first Black and Indian American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day. Kamala started fighting for working families in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she focused on prosecuting child sexual assault cases. From there, she became the first Black woman elected as San Francisco’s District Attorney. In this position, she started a program to provide first-time drug offenders second chances with the opportunity to earn a high school degree and find a job. read more »

US Senate

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is a proud New York Democrat. She is running a grassroots campaign to fix our economy and improve life for the middle class and working families across New York. Kirsten remains committed to bringing her grassroots campaign to every New Yorker and working tirelessly on behalf of the Empire State. read more »

NYS Senate

NYS Senate - 4th SD

Monica Martinez

Monica is a Brentwood High School alumna and a graduate of Binghamton University, having earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and History in 1999. She later attended New York University, obtaining a Masters degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies and her administrative degree from Stony Brook University in 2008. In 2010, Monica was selected to lead the administration of Brentwood’s East Middle School as Assistant Principal where she dedicated much of her time enriching the lives of her students. Monica began her career in government as County Legislator for Suffolk County’s Ninth Legislative District in 2014, where she faithfully served for five years. During her tenure as a Legislator, Monica worked tirelessly to improve the communities she represented. She championed legislation to support women and children rights, funded numerous anti-gang/anti-violence programs and advocated for animal rights. She established the first Suffolk County Child Care Commission and worked to secure a $125k grant for a STEM research program and raised awareness towards toxic illegal dumping that was occurring in Brentwood and Central Islip. Monica’s legislative accomplishments prompted her to seek higher office by running for the New York State Senate.  read more »

NYS Assembly

NYS Assembly - District 1

Fred W. Thiele, Jr. was born on August 26, 1953 and is a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, New York where he currently lives with his wife NancyLynn. He has three children, (Michael, Jeffrey and Josephine) and three grandchildren. Mr. Thiele is a 1971 graduate of Pierson High School. He attended Cornell University and is a 1976 graduate of Southampton College of Long Island University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science and History. In 1979, he received his law degree from Albany Law School. In 1980, he was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 6

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. Phil Ramos was born in the Bronx. The son of a correction officer and a registered nurse, Phil learned at an early age the value of helping people and being dedicated to your community. His family was one of the first Hispanic families to move to Brentwood in 1957. He has lived in the community for the past 50 years, raising his two children and working tirelessly on behalf of the community. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 10

Steve Stern

Steve Stern is proud to have been re-elected as the New York State Assemblyman representing the 10th Assembly District. Elected to the Assembly in a special election in April 2018, Steve hit the ground running by passing an impressive 6 bills in his first 6 weeks, including laws to protect our precious groundwater, services for veterans and measures to protect children’s health. Steve also secured unprecedented funding for local schools and for law enforcement in the fights against the deadly opioid epidemic and MS-13. Steve believes that reducing gun violence is one of the great moral issues of our time, and necessary to protect public safety. He is the proud co-sponsor of New York’s “Red Flag Law” which keeps guns out of the hands of those who should not have them and allows immediate intervention when individuals pose a risk to public safety. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 11

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. read more »