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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.
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.
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.
Derek Bossen is a landscape designer and horticulturist with degrees in Ornamental Horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale and Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. Derek is a life-long environmentalist, working for the LI State Park Commission for almost ten years before moving to the North Fork 17 years ago, returning to the area where he spent summers growing up.
Mary Eisenstein is a businesswoman who has been a resident of Mattituck for over two decades. A diplomat at heart, Mary has been a mediating force running her company, Melmar Enterprises. Often at the center of private and public dispute, Mary has brought settlement and resolution to parties that previously could not find a way to work together.
Debbie O’Kane is a 25-year resident of Southold Town, choosing to make Orient her home after spending many summers following her family’s long tradition of vacationing in the hamlet of East Marion. A familiar face on the North Fork, Debbie has been employed at many local businesses, from retirement counselor and marketing and public relations coordinator at Peconic Landing to restaurant and retail management to real estate office administration to management of a medical office. She is also a member of the Southold Rotary Club, a co-president of the Southold Town Democratic Club, president of the board of the North Fork Audubon Society and a member of the Southold Town’s Housing Advisory Commission.
Gene Wesnofske, a familiar name and face in Southold Town, is running for highway superintendent. For the last fifty years, Gene and his family have owned and run a 50-acre farm in Peconic, where he grows a large variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, available for purchase at his popular farm stand and at several farmer’s markets on the East End.
Damon Peter Rallis, a North Fork native tracing his roots to Southold's early settlers, has vast experience in our local government, its laws, and its history. An employee of the Town of Southold since 2001, he is well-versed in all facets of town government, and has the institutional knowledge, as well as the high-demand public and customer service experience necessary to perform the duties of the position of Southold Town Assessor.
Dr. Elizabeth C. Smith has a BA in Communication Arts from Villanova University, an MPA in Conservation Policy from Columbia University, and a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island. Her career in conservation has spanned both non-profit and academic sectors. From 2003 to 2008, she worked for the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society, where she assisted with grant writing and evaluated programs and policies. She spent the next five years in Rhode Island, focusing on a variety of topics of concern to coastal areas, including economic valuation of ecosystem restoration and watershed management plans.
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.
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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.
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.
Eric T. Schneiderman was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. As Attorney General, Schneiderman is the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, responsible for representing New York and its residents in legal matters. Schneiderman has worked to restore the public’s faith in its public and private sector institutions by focusing on areas including public integrity, economic justice, social justice and environmental protection.