Brookhaven Town Council Member, 5th District

Posted: 10/27/2017 17:18:00 -04:00 Updated:

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Lisa Di Santo - D, WF, WEP

Background
Di Santo, 53, of East Patchogue, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. She is in her third term as a member of the South Country school board. Di Santo graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in secondary education and psychology. She obtained a master’s degree in liberal studies from Stony Brook University. She also has two graduate certifications from Dowling College. She is divorced with two children.

Neil Foley - C, IN, R

Background
Foley, 49, of Blue Point, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. Foley is a former member of the Brookhaven Town Board of Zoning Appeals. He received a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Misericordia College. He taught American studies at Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School in Queens, where he graduated, for three years. Foley is a former vice president of the Bayport-Blue Point Little League. He is married, with four children.

Issues
Foley said he has three issues he wants to focus on, if re-elected. First is completion of the Ronkonkoma Hub project, an estimated $500 million project that would include a 1,450-unit transit-related development with 545,000 square feet of office and retail space. For months, Suffolk County has tried to determine a sewer connection plan. “That’s a project that will transform the area and create thousands of jobs,” he said. Foley also wants land-use plans in Medford and East Patchogue adopted to force several automotive-related businesses into compliance, and to renovate Hallock Park in North Patchogue. “We’re the first line of government for constituents. I’m a hands-on town councilman, so I take pride in addressing quality-of-life issues in the district,” he said.

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