Brookhaven Town Council Member, 4th District

Posted: 10/27/2017 17:04:00 -04:00 Updated:

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Michael A. Loguercio Jr. - C, IN, R

Background
Loguercio, 59, of Ridge, seeking a second term, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. Loguercio received an associate degree in criminal justice from Suffolk County Community College and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix. He is former president and vice president of the Longwood school board. He is a volunteer firefighter for the Ridge Fire Department. Loguercio is divorced and has two children.

Issues
Loguercio said cleaning up the neighborhoods in his district is a priority. He said roughly two dozen vacant homes, which attract squatters and prostitution, have been demolished in the past of couple years. “I want to continue cleaning up neighborhoods and making neighborhoods safe,” the councilman said. He plans to focus on working with the Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, the business arm of the town, to help create jobs and assisting the homeless. Loguercio said he wants to help Brookhaven remain fiscally responsible.

Daniel T. Polner - D, WF, WEP

Background
Polner, 54, of Bellport, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. He graduated from Penn State University with degrees in accounting and systems engineering and earned a master’s degree in business from the University of Chicago. Polner works at Stony Brook University as an incubator advocate, helping startup technology companies develop business plans. He has two daughters.

Issues
Polner plans to focus on bringing more high-paying jobs to Brookhaven and developing more land use plans to foster business growth. He said he would review the entire budget and focus on amending the town ethics code. Polner said he has 30 years of providing customer support and service and that “it’s time for Brookhaven to take a more customer-service approach.” He contends he has a unique skill set that includes critical thinking, responsiveness, business acumen and concentration. “That combination of skills is not what you see in local politics every day,” he said. He concluded: “We need to find more sustainable, high-paying jobs. My priority is business development so that people can actually afford to live here.”

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