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Suffolk Legislature (1st LD)
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.
Suffolk Legislature (2nd LD)
Bridget was first voted into public office when she was elected to the Southampton Town Board in a Special Election in March 2010 and won reelection in 2011 for a four-year term. On the Town Board, Bridget kept good jobs on the East End by sponsoring a law that requires utility companies to remove dangerous and unsightly utility poles. She worked to create and enhance economic opportunities throughout the town, promoting youth training in sustainable building trades and fresh produce retailing. She was a champion for landmark legislation to protect working farms, and real action on much-needed affordable housing development. In 2009, Bridget received Sustainable Long Island’s “Getting it Done Award” for her success in establishing a youth-run farmer’s market in a neighborhood that otherwise had no access to fresh produce.
Suffolk Legislature (3rd LD)
Kate served as a Suffolk County Legislator representing the 3rd district where she fought for Suffolk County’s working families. She successfully controlled spending and held the line on taxes, cracked down on illegal housing and made protecting our precious environment a focus. Before taking office, Kate worked as a school bus driver for the William Floyd School District in order to make ends meet and have the same hours as her children while they attended school. She and her husband, Steve, are the proud parents of Aoife, Sean, and Aodhan and their three grandchildren.
Suffolk Executive Branch
Suffolk County Sheriff
With 30 years of law enforcement experience, I’ve learned that succeeding as Sheriff requires putting politics aside and getting the job done—that’s why I’ve earned the endorsement of the Suffolk County Law Enforcement Coalition. Those 30 years of experience mean I’ve served long enough to see what works and what doesn’t. I spent 25 years working on Rikers Island in roles ranging from correction officer to deputy commissioner. I specialized in training thousands of officers in the latest gang prevention techniques. As your Sheriff, I have, and will continue to, crack down on violent gangs, like MS-13, to keep gang members behind bars and off our streets.
Suffolk County District Attorney
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.
Riverhead Town Supervisor
Catherine Kent is a lifelong resident of Riverhead and the mother of three. After graduating from Riverhead High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Methodist University and then obtained a Master of Liberal Arts Degree from Stony Brook University. Catherine Kent recently retired from a 31-year teaching career in Riverhead Schools. Catherine chose to raise her family in Riverhead because she believes that with our diverse, hard-working community and beautiful waterways and farm fields, Riverhead is a wonderful place to call home.
Riverhead Town Superintendent of Highways
JR is a long time resident of Riverhead. He has served four years in the Navy on three different aircraft carriers. He is a 30 year plus member of the Riverhead Fire Department and currently serving as 2nd Assistant Chief. In 2016 he was Fireman of the Year after rescuing a man from a fire. JR has been a town employee, first starting with the Water District, and currently with the Highway Department. He lives with his family in Aquebogue.
Riverhead Town Council
YOUR HOMETOWN CANDIDATE: • Riverhead High School Graduate • United States Army Veteran • Riverhead Central School District Employee (1989-97) • Riverhead Nursing Home Nurses Aide (1989-93) • Riverhead Police Department (1993-present) First African American Female Officer First Female & First African American appointed to the rank of Detective • Town of Riverhead employed 28 years in Law Enforcement WE NEED A VOICE THAT’S FROM THE TOWN, THAT KNOWS THE TOWN, & WILLING TO LISTEN TO THE TOWN! IT’S TIME TO GIVE RIVERHEAD BACK TO RIVERHEADIANS!
Riverhead Town Council
Juan Miceli-Martinez is a life-long, East End resident, who owns a home in Downtown Riverhead. His parents were hard-working; Mom a union factory worker at Trutech and Dad, a postal worker both in Riverhead. Juan attended SUNY Binghamton earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and Psychology. During senior year, he developed a love and interest in wine. This curiosity would be the seed that would start his twenty-year craft beverage journey.
Riverhead Town Assessor
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.
Riverhead Town Assessor
Ellen Hoil moved from her childhood home in Smithtown to Riverhead over 20 years ago and has established herself as a dedicated community member. Ellen attended undergraduate and graduate school on Long Island, culminating in earning her law degree from Touro College. She is a former union member, a respected author, and a firm believer in the ethical and professional requirements of being an attorney.
Throughout his career, Charles “Chuck” Schumer has fought to make government work for all Americans by cutting through red tape and finding common-sense solutions to challenges facing the middle- class. Chuck has become known for his tireless work to reduce crime, increase economic opportunity, and expand access to higher education, affordable health care and housing.
NYS Executive Branch
Lieutenant Governor of NY
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.
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.
NYS Attorney General
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.
President of the United States
"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.
Vice President of the United States
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.
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.