Smithtown Town Council Member - Republican

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Smithtown Town Council Member - Republican

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Robert P Doyle:

Background:
Doyle, 66, of Nesconset, is running in a GOP primary seeking his first term on the Town Board. He is on the Conservative and Independence party lines in the general election. President of the Country Pointe Homeowner’s Association, he is retired from nearly 38 years in law enforcement with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department and the NYPD, where he spent the bulk of his career as a homicide squad supervisor. He graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is married and has two children.

Issues:
Doyle said he would focus on infrastructure, from parks to roads and curbs that he called “failing.” He would go to the bond market to fund work, taking advantage of what he said were historically low asphalt prices. His experience running Country Pointe’s sewage treatment plant would be an advantage as the town looks to expand sewer system coverage of downtown business districts, he said.

Thomas Lohmann:

Background:
Lohmann, 59, of Smithtown, is running in a Republican primary seeking his first term on the town board. He is on the Conservative and Independence party lines in the general election. Lohmann is an investigator with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office and a part-time police officer with the Head of the Harbor Village Police Department. He served 20 years with the NYPD, retiring as a detective in 2002, and later served as regional director for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a position he left in 2013. He graduated from Suffolk County Community College with an associate degree in criminal justice. He is married and has three children.

Issues:
Lohmann said he would prioritize downtown revitalization and revamping the Town Code, outsourcing the work to specialists and drawing on contributions from town hall meetings. He would also outsource and centralize the town’s grant efforts. He would seek to place town representatives on the boards of overlapping tax districts with the goal of reducing residents’ overall tax bill.

Thomas J. McCarthy:

Background:
McCarthy, 59, of Nissequogue Village, is running in a GOP primary seeking his sixth term on the town board. He serves as deputy supervisor. He graduated from Smithtown High School East and worked for the Smithtown Parks Department marine division as a deputy sheriff patrolman and in maintenance. He later owned a marine repair and sales business, boat slip marina and boat salesroom. He sold those and ran new car franchises in Smithtown and Huntington and developed waterfront property. He is married with four children.

Issues:
McCarthy said he would push for town budgets that freeze or reduce property taxes while enhancing community activities such as the summer beach concert series. He would work on downtown revitalization projects and marina and boat ramp improvements. He would also take part in a rewrite of the town code scheduled to start next year that he said will “cut red tape on residents.”

Lynne C. Nowick:

Background:
Nowick, of St. James, is seeking her second term on the Town Board. Before her election, Nowick, who declined to give her age, served 12 years in the Suffolk County Legislature representing the 13th District. Before that, she was Smithtown tax receiver for six years. Nowick graduated from Suffolk County Community College with an associate degree in business. She has two daughters.

Issues:
Nowick said she would work to keep town taxes low while maintaining quality of life for residents. Recreational facilities would be a priority, as would roads and sidewalks. Keeping the town’s strong bond rating is critical, she said, to fund improvements to the animal shelter and senior center.

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