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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.
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.
A native of Baldwin, New York, Jim has had a home on Shelter Island since 1976. Completing his third term as Supervisor, Jim was trained as a lawyer and practiced for twenty years before joining Supermarkets General Corporation-Pathmark Supermarkets, becoming President in 1987. His education includes Dartmouth College, Columbia Law School and Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Jim’s priorities as Supervisor have been preserving Shelter Island’s unique environment and keeping it financially healthy. Jim served two years active duty in Europe as LTJG, US Naval Reserve. His dedication to Shelter Island has been shown in the SI Comprehensive Plan Committee, 1992-94 and Chairman of the Comprehensive Plan’s Zoning and Open Space Subcommittee; Chairman, South Fork-SI Chapter, The Nature Conservancy, 1992-95; a Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Peconic Baykeeper, 1998-2002; and Member of the Board of Directors, NY League of Conservation Voters, 1995-98. On a broader level Jim served as: Volunteer, Project Hope-State Department, in Riga, Latvia, March 1992; Volunteer, International Executive Service Corps. - In Siberia, Russia, October-December 1996 and in Cairo, Egypt, October-December 1998.
Jay Card was elected as Superintendent of Highways in 2011. His position is the second most important office in Shelter Island Town government, second only to the Supervisor. Two years ago he pledged to be a leader by delegating responsibility to his employees paired with accountability. He has developed plans for Shell Beach, used the MS-4 plan to prioritize and protect the bays and aquifers. And as promised, he has made the recycling center an organized and friendly place. The past two years have been spent evaluating operations for efficiency, identifying shared resource opportunities, and generating revenue at the recycling center. Jay Card is a local business owner (since 1982) and retired Administrative Police Sergeant. His educational background includes Suffolk County Police Academy for Supervisors (1997), Suffolk County Police Academy (1985), State University at Farmingdale (1984), and a true “local”; he graduated with the Class of 1980 at Shelter Island High School. He has been closely involved in the community in areas of sports, recreation, conservation and volunteerism. Jay and his wife, Judy have raised their three children here on Shelter Island.
Albert Dickson's family roots on Shelter Island, go back a number of generations. His Great Grandparents settled on the Island in 1860. He has always felt very fortunate to have grown up on Shelter Island. It has been his long held aspiration to come back to the place he always considered home, and to give back to the community. Albert has a long career as an Environmental Project Manager. He was responsible for coordinating all aspects of a site decontamination, from initial assessment, to remediation, and final disposal of hazardous materials. Now retired, Albert enjoys spending time with his family, on the water; clamming, kayaking, or simply playing at the beach. He currently serves as Chairman of the Water Advisory Committee. He looks forward to bringing his experience and expertise to key issues impacting the Island. These include: WATER - Household water is a community resource vital to public health and economic well-being. It needs to be protected for generations to come. Albert Dickson will address the problems of: excessive water table draw-down, septic influence, and runoff that contribute to the deterioration of creeks and bays. COMMUNITY HOUSING - The rising cost of housing affects everyone-seniors, veterans, and young working families. It’s the core of the island’s ability to make a bright future for the community. Dickson believes in protecting undeveloped land parcels that might be used for developing community housing and he will seek policies and initiatives to support this effort. TICK BORN ILLNESSES - This a serious health issue. It's prudent to maintain the current 3 pronged approach (4-posters, culling, education), but with a concerted effort to reduce the deer herd by incentivizing local hunters to reduce the deer population.
Craig Wood graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. During the formative years of the Internet Craig’s passion for computers drew him away from landscaping and he began programming new online search and discovery algorithms. After a few years developing network advertising platforms he founded Crowd Fusion, a company specializing in large scale media management software systems. Craig and his wife Carrie bought a home on Shelter Island in 2001 to be closer to their two children’s grandparents. In 2017 Craig Wood was appointed to Town Assessor for Shelter Island where he also serves on the Town Deer and Tick Committee.
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.
NYS Executive Branch
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.
Assemblyman Thiele has sponsored additional successful initiatives to allow commercial fishermen to replace older vessels with slightly larger ones to compete with out of state fishermen. He was a proponent of the original STAR program to reduce school taxes and, he is a prime sponsor of legislation (“School Taxpayer Protection Act”) that would cap property tax levies at 4% or 120% of the Consumer Price Index.