As County Executive, Bellone is using that same approach to reduce Suffolk's debt, improve Suffolk's business environment and keep taxes low. Bellone is serious about property tax reforms to reduce the burden on homeowners which is why he supports Governor Cuomo's property tax cap. And Bellone thinks it's a shame that young people are leaving Long Island at record rates due the high cost of housing and the lack of good-paying jobs. That's why he will incentivize businesses to move to Suffolk County and help young people stay by creating good jobs and making it less expensive to live here.
Al Krupski runs a small business, Krupski’s Pumpkin Farm, and serves on the Southold Town Board. In his 28 years of public service, Al has established a strong record of bipartisan leadership and was asked by his colleagues from different parties to serve as Deputy Supervisor. Now, Al is running for county legislator because he knows what it takes to help small businesses and protect our way of life.
Bridget Fleming brings a fresh professional approach to public service. She’s an innovative leader for economic growth, an effective advocate for our environment, and a dedicated champion of government accountability. If elected, Bridget is ready to take the groundbreaking programs and approaches she’s developed on the local level forward, to serve as Legislator for Suffolk County’s Second Legislative District.
The Hon. Andrea Harum Schiavoni, an attorney in Sag Harbor, is a licensed member of the state bars of New York and Florida, and the bar of the District of Columbia. After graduation from the University of Miami, FL in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a few years working as a journalist and editor, Judge Schiavoni earned her Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles, CA, receiving a grant in Juvenile Justice.
I am committed to treating all Family Court litigants with dignity and respect and ensuring that they receive the services they need to help them through their family crisis. The Suffolk County Family Court is a civil court that handles matters involving Custody, Visitation, Orders of Protection, Juvenile Delinquents, Persons in Need of Supervision, Adoptions, Neglect, Abuse and Guardianships. Litigants come to the Family Court because of a shift in their family dynamic that requires legal intervention.
Laura Jens-Smith has been an active community member since moving to Laurel in 2002. She has served on numerous community boards including the Board of Education. Laura has always been there to lend a hand for her community working to spearhead new projects and initiatives. Currently, one of Laura's biggest projects is the work she does as a Project Coordinator for the North Fork Alliance. A community coalition whose goal is to reduce youth substance use.
Pat Snyder has been working on behalf of the Town of Riverhead since 1995 when she began to focus on community development through the arts at East End Arts Council. She led the growth of East End Arts with major program expansion and $1.2 million in capital improvements to multi-award winning status over her tenure. As Executive Director through 2018, she garnered national attention via the National Arts Destination Marketing Award for the collaborative creation of Winterfest Jazz on the Vine, a cultural tourism initiative bringing an annual $1 million in economic impact for the North Fork during the slow winter months. Pat has lived in the Riverhead area for thirty years. Her two children Kristen and Dan are Riverhead School District graduates. Kristen is a teacher in Riverhead Schools. Along with her grandchildren Summer and Dillon, her family provides on-going bragging rights.
Diane Tucci is a native of Riverhead and is personally familiar with its farmland roots. She grew up working on her grandparent’s four hundred acre farm. She attended Riverhead High School and graduated from local colleges. She moved away for a short while, but missed the feel of the small town and returned to her home here in Riverhead.
Diane Wilhelm was born and raised in Riverhead and attended Riverhead schools. First appointed to the office of Town Clerk in November 2008, she was then elected to that office in November 2009. Her current four year term expires December 31, 2015. Prior to becoming Town Clerk, Ms. Wilhelm had worked in the Town Clerk's office for over 9 years, 7 of which as Deputy Town Clerk. In addition to Clerk, she is also the Record Management Officer, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Marriage Officer, and Notary Public for the Town of Riverhead.
Tara Taylor is a homemaker with 2 sons; Tyr’k and Edwin 22 & 17 respectively her youngest being a Senior in Riverhead High School. She has been affiliated with Riverhead town for over 2 decades. She obtained her Associate of Science degree in Accounting from Suffolk Community College, Riverhead, New York. Then having decided to continue her education transferred to St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, New York acquiring a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting. She is detail oriented, has good organizational/time management skills, and can work well independently or within a group setting. Those abilities combined with her educational achievements are all essential components needed for Ms. Taylor to perform the job of Town Assessor effectively and efficiently.
Jaraby Thomas was born in Panama City, Panama and has lived in Riverhead Township for more than 10 years. She graduated from Cambridge International High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University Del Istmo in Panama. She won a scholarship from the Organization of American States (OAS) and has a Master's Degree in Neuropsychology and Education from Spain.
Tim Sini is running for Suffolk County District Attorney to restore integrity to the office and make Suffolk County a safer place to live, work and raise a family. He currently serves as the Suffolk County Police Commissioner. Following a scandal that ended in the federal prosecution of the former Chief of Department, Tim was appointed to this position in January of 2016. Previously, he served as Suffolk’s Deputy County Executive for Public Safety.
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Errol Toulon, Jr. has 30 years of criminal-justice experience, heavily centered upon corrections intelligence and combating gang violence both inside and outside of correctional facilities. His criminal justice experience commenced with 22 years as a uniformed Member of Service with the New York City Correction Department, where he served as a supervisor and instructor at the Correction Academy, the Firearms and Tactics Unit, Emergency Service Unit and Office of Compliance Consultants. Errol then spent two years serving the constituents of Suffolk County as the Assistant Deputy County Executive for Public Safety under the administration of County Executive Steve Bellone, where he supervised eight public-safety departments, including the Suffolk County Police Department and the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency services, as well as the Medical Examiner’s Office.
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Throughout his life, Andrew Cuomo has been a forceful voice for change in New York. His lifelong commitment to hard work, public service, and the people he serves has led to Andrew's recognition as a true innovator and a principled and determined leader.
Former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul enthusiastically accepted Governor Cuomo’s call to return to public service by running as his choice for Lt. Governor. She is currently traveling across New York, listening to the concerns of citizens, elected officials, small business owners and farmers. Once elected, Kathy plans to focus her attention on continuing the success of the Governor and work with the Regional Economic Development Councils to attract and retain business to create much-needed jobs, and address the skills gap to ensure our citizens, particularly in pockets of poverty, have access to the higher-paying jobs.
Tish James is currently serving in her second term as the Public Advocate for the City of New York. She is the first woman of color to hold Citywide office in New York City. As Public Advocate, she serves as a watchdog over New York City government agencies, and an advocate and lawyer for the City’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. As Public Advocate, Tish has transformed the office to be a real engine of reform and progress. Her office has handled over 32,000 constituent complaints and passed more legislation than all previous Public Advocates combined, including groundbreaking legislation that bans questions about salary history from the employment process to address the pervasive gender wage gap.
On February 7, 2007, Thomas P. DiNapoli was sworn in as the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. Since taking office, Tom has fought to protect taxpayers -- aggressively identifying government waste, holding public and private institutions accountable, and working to restore the public’s trust in the Comptroller’s office.
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.