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Suffolk County Legislature (2nd District)
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 Executive Branch
Suffolk County Sheriff
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.
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.
Shelter Island Town Supervisor
Gerry Siller served two very productive terms as Shelter Island Town Supervisor and is a successful local businessman. In Gerry’s own words, “It’s been 18 years since I was in office. I believe the time is right for me to get back involved with the Town again. We’re still talking about some of the same issues we were back then (water quality, deer management, housing), as well as some new ones (short term rentals, infrastructure). While in office, I was able to work with the Town Board to address issues and act on them. I was in a position to lead and get things done, and we did. The time to address the issues at hand is now and I believe I am the right person to lead the Town Board and get things done.”
Shelter Island Superintendent of Highways
Brian Sherman, candidate for Shelter Island Highway Superintendent brings years of experience to the position. Currently a Foreman at the Highway Department/Transfer Station he has served the public since 1989. He has 30 years of experience that includes the capping and closing of the landfill and he worked building the new highway building. He runs the Hazmat program and the scale house program and has experience with accounts receivable and billing. He assisted Highway Superintendent Jay Card with their Green Day annual educational presentation in addition to numerous tasks. Mr. Sherman has extensive knowledge of equipment, scheduling, negotiations of recyclables and budgeting. A lifelong Islander, he looks forward to his new role.
Shelter Island Town Council
James Colligan (Jimmy) was elected as Shelter Island Town Councilman in November 2015. His sound educational background includes a BS from Niagara University, a Masters from Adelphi and a Diploma in School Administration from Hofstra. A Vietnam and Desert Storm Veteran, he is a recipient of two Bronze Stars which brought him to the rank of Colonel, US Army. After a long career in education and coaching, and many years of local volunteer work, he entered political office. In his own words, “It has been a privilege to serve as your councilman. My involvement on five major town committees has been both challenging and rewarding. My commitment to improving water quality, community housing initiatives, the infrastructure, lower tick-density, as well as updating and adopting a comprehensive plan, are my major goals for a 2nd term. This requires a vision, leadership, hard work, as well as being a problem solver. I ask for your support and welcome the challenges that lie ahead.”
Shelter Island Town Council
Mike Bebon, candidate for Town Council, holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from New York University, an MBA from the University of Utah, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in New York State. Before joining BNL he was Chief Engineer at the USDA Plum Island Animal Disease Center and a consultant on biological safety laboratory design to the United Nations World Health Organization. A Vietnam Era Veteran, Mr. Bebon is a retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force, with 28 years of service, including 23 years with the NY Air National Guard, 2 years with the USAF Reserve, and 3 years active duty USAF. Following his many years of military service, Mike has always been committed to community service. On Shelter Island, he has served on the Board of the South Ferry Hills Association and was a member of the Shelter Island Housing Commission. He is a currently a member of the Shelter Island Community Housing Board and the Board of Trustees of the Shelter Island Public Library Society. He also serves as the Risk Manager for Our Lady of the Isle Parish.
Shelter Island Town Assessor
Shelter Island Town Assessor
Craig Wood has been professionally serving as Shelter Island Town Assessor following his election in 2017. He brings talent and energy to the position. His background is heavily grounded in technology. A graduate of Cornell University, he built and managed a product development and technology team at Vocativ. Mr. Wood also was Founder and COO at Ceros where he and his partner built a software company to manage large scale digital media organizations. Shelter Island is fortunate that he has settled with his family on Shelter Island where he has been active on the Town Deer and Tick Committee in addition to being a hands on environmental advocate.
Shelter Island Receiver of Taxes
Shelter Island Town Council
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.
Shelter Island Town Clerk
Shelter Island Town Assessor
Shelter Island Town Assessor
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.
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
Governor of New York State
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.
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.
NYS Assembly - District 1
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.
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.