As County Executive, Bellone is using that same approach to reduce Suffolk's debt, improve Suffolk's business environment and keep taxes low. Bellone is serious about property tax reforms to reduce the burden on homeowners which is why he supports Governor Cuomo's property tax cap. And Bellone thinks it's a shame that young people are leaving Long Island at record rates due the high cost of housing and the lack of good-paying jobs. That's why he will incentivize businesses to move to Suffolk County and help young people stay by creating good jobs and making it less expensive to live here.
Margot Rosenthal is a Smithtown Democratic Committee-person, a Midwife, and a Nurse Practitioner. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Stuyvesant HS. She is the daughter of a World War II Veteran, and both of her parents were NYC public school teachers. Margot received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) from New York University, Midwifery Certification from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Certification) from Stony Brook University. She has worked with underprivileged patients for the past 39 years as a Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Instructor in various hospital and clinical settings in NYC and Long Island She currently works as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric care for the elderly in nursing homes throughout Suffolk County. Margot has been a Smithtown resident for 30 years. Margot is married to Gary Rosenthal, a County Prosecutor of child abuse and neglect cases. They are the proud parents of 4 Smithtown public school graduates. If elected, Margot plans to bring her expertise to the Suffolk County Legislature and seeks to address various healthcare, housing, education, and environmental issues in our community. Specifically, Margot intends to work on improving access to mental health care and combating the opioid crisis, and she plans to fight for additional laws designed to limit teenage vaping.
Jan Singer spent decades vigorously advocating for people she represented, putting the interests of the individuals for whom she served as attorney before all other interests. Ms. Singer used her skills as negotiator, counselor, mediator and advocate for decades to represent clients in matrimonial, estate, and real estate matters and now she is ready, willing and able to use those valuable skills on behalf of the residents of the 13th Legislative District of Suffolk County.
The Hon. Andrea Harum Schiavoni, an attorney in Sag Harbor, is a licensed member of the state bars of New York and Florida, and the bar of the District of Columbia. After graduation from the University of Miami, FL in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a few years working as a journalist and editor, Judge Schiavoni earned her Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law in Los Angeles, CA, receiving a grant in Juvenile Justice.
I am committed to treating all Family Court litigants with dignity and respect and ensuring that they receive the services they need to help them through their family crisis. The Suffolk County Family Court is a civil court that handles matters involving Custody, Visitation, Orders of Protection, Juvenile Delinquents, Persons in Need of Supervision, Adoptions, Neglect, Abuse and Guardianships. Litigants come to the Family Court because of a shift in their family dynamic that requires legal intervention.
Born and raised in Smithtown with his younger brother by working class parents, Justin Smiloff learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance. He graduated from Hauppauge High School with an Academic Letter and participated in many extra curricular activities, all while working a part-time job at a local movie theater.
Mr. Macellaro graduated Brooklyn’s Bishop Loughlin High School and from Queens College, earning a Bachelors (BA) Degree in Political Science/Communications. He was a Special Assistant for two NYS Assembly Members and was responsible for constituent concerns and issues. He coordinated numerous election campaigns for US Congress members, NYS legislators, Suffolk County Executive and Smithtown Town Council Candidates.
Tom Suozzi, a CPA and attorney, has served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, NY from 1994-2001 and as Nassau County Executive from 2002-2009. Prior to Suozzi taking office, Nassau County was on the brink of bankruptcy and declared the “worst run county in America” by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Suozzi successfully steered Nassau back from financial collapse and restored it to fiscal stability. In 2005, he was honored as Governing Magazine’s “Public Official of the Year.”
Jim Gaughran’s decades of experience as a public official and as an attorney makes him uniquely qualified to take on the special interests in Albany as the next State Senator from the 5th District.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.