Suffolk County Legislature (1st LD)
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.
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.
Riverhead Town Supervisor
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.
Riverhead Town Council
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.
Riverhead Town Council
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.