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)

Thad O'Neil

Thad O’Neil was born and raised in Suffolk County near the Great South Bay. Thad’s mother, a practicing chiropractor and decade term public library board member, and his father a retired public school teacher and track coach, instilled in him the value of care, commitment and service within the community. Thad has long been dedicated to environmental conservation; he co-founded the Fire Place Initiative and Bluewater Vagabond Surf Festival, a not-for-profit that is focused on creating equal access to the natural environment. read more »

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 »

Babylon Town Receiver of Taxes

Jennifer Montiglio

Jennifer Montiglio has always and will always put Town of Babylon's interests first. A graduate of West Babylon high School and UMass Amherst, Receiver of Taxes Jennifer Montiglio was born and raised right here in the Town of Babylon. Prior to serving as an elected official, she worked in the fashion district for 10 years. She started her own business in 2005 and has now been a small business owner for the last 18 years. In addition to being a small business owner, she is also an active member of the chamber of commerce in her community. She has received numerous awards and recognitions including Women of Distinction, 40 under 40 and Business of the Year.  read more »


Brookhaven Town Supervisor

Lillian Clayman

Lillian Clayman has a record of accomplishment and experience necessary to set Brookhaven on the right path. As the former Mayor of Hamden, CT, Clayman increased services in the town and never raised taxes for six consecutive years. During her three terms, Clayman eliminated a looming town deficit, balanced the budget, and increased the town’s bond rating, introduced a town-wide composting plan, built a linear park, and paved over 40 miles of roads. Since 2005, Lillian and her husband Roger, have lived in Port Jefferson. She teaches at SUNY-Old Westbury, where she is a member of NYSUT and serves on the Executive Board of UUP. She also teaches at Opportunities Long Island, a pre-apprenticeship program, and taught financial literacy in the “Dress for Success” program in Brookhaven.  read more »

Brookhaven Council District 1

Jonathan Kornreich

Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich was first elected to the Brookhaven Town Council in March 2021. A long- time civic and community leader with deep roots in the area, he served on the Three Village Board of Education for 14 years and led the Three Village Civic Association for 7 years. Jonathan also served on the executive boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Suffolk County and the North Shore Montessori School. During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, he mobilized a community-wide effort to deliver free groceries to homebound and at- risk neighbors. Guided by a steadfast commitment to his community, Jonathan is determined to improve the quality of life for residents of the 1st Council District. Over the years, Jonathan has worked with residents from all walks of life and has developed an extensive network of relationships that helps provide him a unique perspective to effectively see, understand, and respond to the diverse concerns of the district’s stakeholders. read more »

Brookhaven Town Council District 2

Carol Russell

Ms. Russell has lived essentially all of her life in Suffolk County. She grew up in western Suffolk County and graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School. After graduating from SUNY Binghamton with a BSN, she did move to Atlanta, Georgia to be a critical care nurse. While in Atlanta, she saw a need for effective legal representation of nurses, physicians and hospitals, and pursued a J.D. degree from Georgia State University. Ms. Russell attended Law School while working full time as a registered nurse. read more »

Brookhaven Town Council District 3

Alyson Bass

I am an attorney with 17 years of experience advocating for others and meeting the needs of my community. For over 15 years I have owned my own small business - a law practice. During this time I worked with both large property developers and managers on multi- million dollar transactions and also with single parents who were struggling with everyday needs. I understand that the little problems can be as monumental to a person as the big community problems are to society. read more »

Brookhaven Town Council 4

Cameron Trent

An enterprising leader with a history of building programs that communities value, driving advocacy initiatives that work, developing messages that inspire, and delivering communications that breakthrough. Known for consistently demonstrating strategic vision and efficiently follow-through in extremely diverse challenges. Track record of efficiently managing projects, establishing lasting partnerships, growing organizational visibility, and creating powerful communication tools. Extensive experience in the development, growth, team building, and leadership of paid and volunteer personnel. Passionate advocate, respected spokesperson, skilled marketer, and effective communicator with over six years with my organization. read more »

Brookhaven Town Council District 5

Francis Salazar

Francis Salazar will be running for Brookhaven Town Council this November. Francis is originally from Mahopac NY, in Putnam County. After graduating high school, he attended SUNY Oneonta where he earned his bachelor’s degree in History. He then went on to attend Manhattanville College in Purchase where he received his master’s degree in Education with a focus on Special Education and Social Studies. In 2006 Francis became employed in the Copiague School District as a special education teacher. He served that role for eleven years before being promoted to Dean and then Chairperson of the Social Studies Department. For the last four years he has served as an Assistant Principal in Copiague Middle School. read more »

Brookhaven Town Council District 6

Kerry Spooner

Dr. Kerry Spooner is the founder of Sound Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization that provides post-secondary education services to justice-involved people, including teaching college-oriented liberal arts courses in Suffolk County jails. At SJI, Spooner works to equip people with the soft skills required to improve individual and family economic and social upward mobility. She has 20 years of experience teaching in higher education. Previously, Spooner worked for Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs in the Suffolk Works Employment Program where she worked to decrease unemployment.  read more »

Brookhaven Highway Superintedent

Mike Kaplan

I’ve been a public servant since 1986 and worked for the Town Of Islip Highway for 20 years and then for the Town of Huntington Highway Office for 10 years. I also served in the U.S. Army for 10 years with 2 Combat Deployments. While in Huntington working directly for the Superintendent of Highway, I learned the following is essential for the office I’m seeking: read more »

Brookhaven District Court Judge

Cynthia Vargas

Cynthia Vargas has spent three decades advancing justice in Suffolk County. With 30 years of legal experience and community service she will proudly serve the people of Brookhaven with honor and integrity. As a skilled advocate Cynthia has earned a reputation for her professionalism and tireless work ethic. She has a diverse legal background and over the course of her career has represented clients in District, Family, Supreme, Surrogate and Federal Court. 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 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 »

East Hampton Town Justice

David Filer

“As a candidate for Town Justice, I offer the unique combination of being an East Hampton native along with many years of experience in the New York City criminal justice system. It’s time for me to bring my experience home to the East End and use it to serve all members of the East Hampton community in a just and fair way.” East Hampton resident whose family has lived here for ten generations Partner at Whalen Filer 2019 – present General Counsel OLA of Eastern Long Island 2020 – 2022 Adjunct Professor New York Law School 2016 – 2018 New York County District Attorney’s Office 2002 – 2018 read more »

East Hampton Town Council

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. read more »

East Hampton Town Council

Tom Flight

East Hampton Town Assessor

Jeanne Nielsen

East Hampton Town Assessor

East Hampton Town Trustee

John Aldred was elected Town Trustee in 2017. For the past 46 years he has worked largely on and around the water as: 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. read more »

East Hampton Town Trustee

East Hampton Town Trustee

Tim Garneau

Tim has been an East Hampton resident since 2001 residing in the Northwest Woods with his wife, Courtney and three kids: Henry, Burton and Lola — all in East Hampton Public Schools. Tim and his family volunteer at Ditch Plains for AWOW (A Walk on Water) surf therapy for children and adults with special needs.  read more »

East Hampton Town Trustee

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. read more »

East Hampton Town Trustee

Jim Craig Grimes

Jim Grimes is a fourth-generation resident of Montauk, raising a fifth generation, his three children, with his wife. In 1978 he established James C. Grimes Land Design Inc., a landscape design firm, specializing in re-establishment of local plant communities as well as owning Fort Pond Native Plants Inc. read more »

East Hampton Town Trustee

Ben Dollinger

Ben was born and raised in East Hampton, and now lives in Montauk with his wife Leah and their two young children. After graduating East Hampton High School and Green Mountain College, with a degree in environmental studies, Ben worked for many years in his father’s construction business. Now Ben is an insurance agent at the local firm, Amaden Gay Agencies. He also serves as an elected East Hampton Democratic Committee member.  read more »

East Hampton Town Trustee

Bill Taylor

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.  read more »

East Hampton Town Trustee

Celia Josephson

East Hampton Town Trustee

Patrice Dalton


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 »


Islip Town Supervisor

Ken Colón

My name is Ken Colón. I'm 27 years old, grew up right here in Brentwood, in the Town of Islip, and I am proud to call Brentwood home today. Most recently, I led data management for suicide prevention at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, focusing on identifying trends in youth suicides and potential interventions, and consulted on health policy research for the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling & Analysis at the Yale School of Public Health. I am currently pursuing my Executive Master's in Public Health at Yale, from where I will graduate next May as the youngest member of my class, with concentrations in environmental health sciences and epidemiology.  read more »

Islip Town Council District 4

Tom Murray

Tom Murray grew up in Sayville, New York, a hamlet on the South Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County. As a kid growing up in a small town along the Great South Bay, Tom developed an early appreciation of what it means to have a strong sense of community. Even before he graduated from Sayville High School, where he was student body president, he knew he would come back after college to raise his family with those same small town values.  read more »

Islip Town Council District 3

Christine Pellegrino

As a mother, educator and community leader Christine Pellegrino directly understands the challenges facing Long Island’s families.

As an elementary school reading teacher for the past twenty five years, Christine has shown leadership by regularly organizing and facilitating team meetings with colleagues and serving as the outreach coordinator for her department. She communicates with various groups throughout the school community, working with those students who are identified as being at-risk for reading below grade level and regularly advocating for their needs in various settings. Her commitment and dedication to our children has been recognized by both colleagues and parents.

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Islip Town Clerk

Sarah Smith

Islip Town Receiver of Taxes


Riverhead Town Supervisor

Angela DeVito

Angela De Vito was born in NYC and moved to Rocky Point, specifically the North Shore Beach Community, in 1950. She has lived in a variety of communities throughout the United States, including Chicago, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, Albany, Boston, and Fort Belknap; in 2000 she relocated from Mattituck to South Jamesport. Ms. De Vito attended the University of Chicago. It was there she first got het feet wet with public service, helping to organize a college bound student mentor program in cooperation with the leadership of Chicago’s notorious south side Black Stone Rangers’ gang. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in anthropology; a master of science in public health was earned at the University of Utah Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Her master’s thesis examined the genetic changes experienced by workers exposed to ethylene oxide and the effects of such exposure on their health; it was incorporated into the OSHA standard for ethylene oxide.  read more »

Riverhead Town Clerk

Josephine Makowski

Josephine Makowski is a program analyst and software engineer and a longtime IT employee at Suffolk County Community College. Makowski has a bachelor of science degree in information systems and computer programming from Dowling College. Her education and career have allowed her to hone her skills in record management, leadership, organization, problem resolution, and efficiency, according to the press release. read more »

Riverhead Town Council

Rene Suprina

Rene Suprina is a music educator and district music coordinator in the Southold school district, where she has worked for 21 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from SUNY Potsdam and a master’s degree in fine arts from Stony Brook University. She also holds an advanced certificate in school building/school district leadership from Stony Brook University. “Having held many leadership positions, I feel my strongest skill is bringing diverse groups together to make unified decisions that benefit all stakeholders,” Suprina said.  read more »

Riverhead Town Council

Andrew Leven

Shelter Island

Shelter Island Town Supervisor

Arnott Gordon Gooding Jr.

An Islander for 40 years, Gordon has devoted most of the last eight years since retiring to making Shelter Island a better place. Longtime appointed chair of the Town’s Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF), Gordon has been a champion of preserving land and protecting the environment. He seeks to bring a more open, responsive, respectful, and business-like approach to Town Hall as it balances the need to protect the island’s environment and character with the need for affordable housing and sensible economic development read more »

Shelter Island Town Board

Benjamin Dyett

A lawyer, entrepreneur, and dedicated community leader on-and off-Island, Benjamin seeks to bring his unique skill set to the Town Board for the benefit of the Island he has cherished for over three decades. Benjamin is a problem solver with extensive experience building communities and working with others, including those with divergent views. His goals are to help the Board navigate the Island’s problems in a more efficient manner and to foster a more open and cooperative relationship between the Board and the public. read more »

Shelter Island Town Board

Albert Dickson

Albert, whose Island roots go back to 1860, previously served for four years on the Town Board, where he was the leading, and sometimes sole, voice for protecting our precious water. A former environmental project manager, he was not afraid to advocate for requiring more frequent installation of upgraded septic systems or to simply say “no” to needless environmentally threatening development. He seeks to bring this approach back to the Town Board He thinks this requires an understanding of the perspectives of all Islanders. He knows how the Town functions and that it could function in a much more open, responsive, and efficient manner. read more »

Shelter Island Receiver of Taxes

Annmarie Seddio has been a full-time resident of Shelter Island since 2000. Ms. Seddio graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as, an Associates Degree in Mathematics. Ms. Seddio was appointed in April 2014 and then elected in Nov 2014 as the Shelter Island Receiver of Taxes. Ms. Seddio is running unopposed for her third consecutive 4-year term as the Shelter Island Receiver of Taxes.  read more »

Shelter Island Superintendent of Highways

Ken Lewis

My name is Ken Lewis and I am running for Highway Superintendent in November. I was raised on Shelter Island. I graduated from the Shelter Island School in 1989. I attended Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania where I earned a BA in English/Communications in 1993. I am currently a heavy equipment operator for the Shelter Island Highway Department where I have worked for the past ten years. My volunteer work and service to the community have ranged from coaching Little League and CYO Basketball, to serving as a volunteer for East End Hospice, Eastern Long Island Hospital and the Shelter Island 5k. I have also served on the Board of Trustees of the Mashomack Preserve, The Shelter Island Board of Education, and The Board of Directors of the Island Gift of Life Foundation. I am currently am a member of The Shelter Island Lions Club. My wife, Robin, is an elementary science teacher in East Hampton, and our son, Kal, is entering his senior year at the University of Iowa. I look forward to continuing to serve this community that means so much to me and my family. read more »


Smithtown Receiver of Taxes

Amy Fortunato

I am a proud civic leader and retired pastor living in Smithtown with my husband - we raised our kids here, and love where we live. ​ Several months ago, Suffolk County discovered that its computer systems were hacked, with personal data stolen from residents. This hack disrupted government services for months, and the road to recovery is proving to be long and painful. ​ My focus is to ensure that our Office of Tax Receiver is completely resilient against the types of attacks that crippled Suffolk County government - this office cannot afford to be run on autopilot. We must modernize the office and bring it into the 21st century. ​ I'm calling for a complete forensic audit of the Office of Tax Receiver, and to ensure that we harden our systems against these sorts of cyberattacks that have now become commonplace. Smithtown residents deserve to know that their personal information will not be compromised because our leaders were asleep at the switch. read more »

Smithtown Town Clerk

William Holst

William Holst grew up in Smithtown, where his parents were local merchants. His father and mother owned and operated Smithtown Florist and Kings Park Florist for decades and Bill during his teenage years worked in the family businesses. He graduated Smithtown Central High School in 1970 and went on to graduate New York University, receiving a B.A. in 1974. Bill received recognition as an “NYU Founders’ Day Scholar”. Bill served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1978. He was a “Distinguished Honor Graduate” of the Defense Information School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana and served at Fort Knox, Kentucky and at Camp Zama, Japan. During his military service Bill was awarded the Army Commendation Medal on two occasions.  read more »

Smithtown Town Council

Maria Scheuring

Maria has been a Smithtown resident for the past fifteen years. Her three children are students that attend Smithtown schools. Her law office is also located in Smithtown. She is a graduate of Fordham Law School and has been practicing law for the past 25 years, concentrating her legal work in the areas of general litigation, matrimonial, guardianships and entertainment contracts. She is also the current Executive Director for the popular ‘Alive After Five’ music festival for the Patchogue Chamber of Commerce. read more »

Smithtown Town Council

Sarah Tully

I am a proud member of a Blue Line Family with high-level corporate experience residing in St. James with my husband and two children. ​ This Town Board has been in place for over five years, having inherited from Supervisor Vecchio a $17 million surplus, virtually zero debt, and a government that worked. Since that time? Having gone through tens of millions of dollars of new debt and stimulus funds, Town Hall is "truly concerned" about next year's budget, and is paving fewer roads than before. All the while, this Town Board has been on a hiring spree of friends and family, lavished themselves with eye-popping raises, and raised your taxes. ​ I'm running for office because it's time we restored fiscal conservatism and sanity to Smithtown. No more rolling out the red carpet for developers who ruin our traffic and pollute our water, and no more stoking the flames of the so-called culture wars to distract from doing the people's work. Smithtown needs new leadership, and it's time to shake up this Town Board. read more »


Southampton Town Supervisor

Maria Moore

Mayor Moore has a talent for working with everyone, and a unique ability to close all divides and bring people together in a common purpose to achieve uncommon results. Maria is an experienced attorney and has been a successful and effective Mayor for the Village of Westhampton Beach for 9 years. While in office, Moore addressed the Village’s Main Street infrastructure needs. The Main Street drainage system was close to 100 years old and in danger of collapsing. Curbs and sidewalks needed to be replaced. Residents had been talking about the need for a sewer system for 50 years but were concerned the cost was prohibitive. read more »

Southampton Town Council

Bill Pell

Bill has been a Southampton Town Trustee since 2009. Being a Town Trustee is perhaps one of the most important services a citizen of our community can undertake. Established in 1686, the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton is the oldest continually elected board in North America. Their continuing charge is the stewardship of more than 25,000 acres of undivided lands consisting mostly of Southampton’s shores, water ways, marshes, and bottomlands.  read more »

Southampton Town Council

Michael Anthony 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 on 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 »

Southampton Receiver of Taxes

David Glazer

A lifelong resident of Long Island, I have been a homeowner since 1974 with homes, cooperative apartments, and condominium apartments in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and in Bethesda, Maryland where I lived for a few years. In 2010, I moved out to Southampton and continued full time work with my NYC based company. As a senior healthcare operations executive, my work took me to different locales rather than corporate Headquarters, and I flew out of JFK Airport each Monday morning; it really didnt matter where I lived. I took this opportunity to choose a place where I thought I would stay in retirement, and that is exactly what happened. At the end of 2018, I retired from all work including part time consulting.  read more »

Town Justice

John Ortiz

A resident of Southampton, John has practiced law in both in the public and private sectors. In the public sector, John served as an Assistant and later Deputy District Attorney, with a focus on consumer protection and “white collar” crimes including money laundering, racketeering and fraud. He also practiced privately as a civil litigator with an emphasis on personal injury, complex construction cases, medical malpractice, and labor law. John is well-versed in a broad spectrum of legal issues that may come before him as a Town Justice.  read more »

Southampton Town Trustee

Daniel Van Arsdale

Departmental Address: Department of Medical Education, Southampton Annex, 330 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, New York 11968 Education and Postgraduate training: Cornell University, Master of Health Administration 2021 St. Barnabas Hospital, Neuromuscular Skeletal Medicine Residency 07/2007-06/2008 Long Beach Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency 07/2001-06/2004 New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1996-2001 University of Massachusetts, cum laude 1989-1993 read more »


Rainbow Chavez

As a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, Rainbow has long served as an advocate for responsible stewardship of our land and water here on the East End. As owner of Shinnecock Hemp Growers and HMP LLC, Rainbow will bring to the position of Town Trustee her experience in promoting land restoration and restorative growing practices to protect our coastal land and water. She will also present residents with a valuable opportunity to represent people of Southampton whose voices have historically been underrepresented. read more »

Southampton Town Trustee

Margaret Friedlander

Margaret Friedlander has been a resident of Hampton Bays since 1992 and is a proponent of nature-based toxic free land care practices and native planting to preserve biodiversity and as a form of environmental stewardship to help keep our drinking water, ground water, and waterways clean. Fact-based research powers her passion for environmental stewardship and an authentic appreciation of our marine environment. She is deeply committed to collaboratively identifying and implementing existing and innovative solutions to combat the many environmental challenges facing residents of Southampton. read more »

Southampton Town Trustee

Joseph McLoughlin

Joseph has long served the residents of Southampton as a member of its Planning Commission, Historic Museum Committee for Restoration and Revitalization and most recently as a Southampton Village Trustee. For his many years of service to the Town of Southampton, Joseph was awarded The Southampton Village Intrepid Citizen Award. As a Southampton Trustee, Joseph will promote environmentally friendly zoning and fight for long term solutions that will protect our water and environment for years to come. It isn’t every day that a person with demonstrated community spirit and proven ability decides to stand for election. read more »

Southampton Town Trustee

Matt Parsons

Spending time as a child in the salt marshes behind Moriches Inlet hooked me for life. In high school at Westhampton Beach, I won the Marine biology award and later graduated NYU in 2003 with a BA in Biology, spending my summers lifeguarding at various public and private beaches on the south fork. During this time, I also worked with The Cornell Cooperative Marine Program in Southold, working for Chris Pickerell who was using innovative ways to attempt to restore eelgrass to its historical range in the Peconic Bay. 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 »

Southold Town Council

Gwynn Schroeder

I love the North Fork, but fear for its future. Southold is facing a wave of unprecedented challenges, and we need to regain control of our town’s destiny. Change is inevitable, but development pressures and big-money investors are shutting out young and working-class people, stressing our natural beauty and diminishing our quality of life - the things that make this place unique. We must protect our natural resources while providing affordable housing opportunities, but we must do sustainably. We can achieve this goal, but it will take commitment, foresight, and the ability to make tough decisions. We can’t simply build our way out of the affordable housing crisis. read more »

Southold Town Council

Anne Smith

Anne Smith and her husband Ron have been living on the North Fork for the last 38 years. They moved into their current home in Mattituck in 1985, while still working in the Rocky Point School District, where Anne was employed as a teacher and then an assistant principal. Following that Anne served as Principal in the William Floyd School District.  read more »

Southold Town Justice

Daniel Ross

Dan is a candidate for a second term as a Southold Town Justice, having been elected to preside in 2019. His tenure in the Justice Court is informed by his practice of law in Mattituck for the past 37 years, his prior public service as a Councilman on the Town Board and his municipal law experience having served as Village Attorney for Greenport. Most importantly, he has been a resident of the North Fork since 1986, where he and his wife of 42 years, Karen, raised three grown daughters.  read more »

Southold Town Trustee

Nick Krupski

A. Nicholas Krupski current Vice President and incumbent to the Southold Town Trustees was born and raised in Cutchogue. He currently resides on the family farm where he has been working alongside his father and late grandfather for many years. Nick attended SUNY Cortland where he earned a Bachelors in Geology and Environmental Science. He went on to LIU where he earned his Masters in Biology and education.  read more »

Southold Town Assessor

William Flinter

William Flinter grew up in Mattituck and attended Mattituck High School, where he met his wife Danielle. They later attended Siena College in upstate New York, where William earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance. After graduating, they returned home to Mattituck, where they now reside with their two children, Collin and Lena. 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 »