East Hampton Town SupervisorPosted: 10/27/2017 17:29:00 -04:00 Updated:
Peter K. Van Scoyoc - D, IN, WF
Van Scoyoc, 58, is running on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families party lines. Van Scoyoc, a resident of Northwest Woods, received an associate degree in music and fine arts from Northern Virginia Community College. The town councilman operates a seasonal fishing charter business and owns Van Scoyoc Builders Inc., which he said completed its last construction project in 2015. Before being elected to the town board in 2011, he served six years on the town planning board and five years on the town zoning board of appeals, including a year as chairman. He is married, with two children.
Van Scoyoc said “the No. 1 issue for the town is protecting our drinking water and surface waters.” He said he hopes to expand shellfish habitat restoration projects and said he helped approve the town’s first wastewater management plan and the town’s new low-nitrogen septic system regulations and rebates. He said he supports renewable energy sources, including a proposed offshore wind farm. He said he also wants to expand affordable housing options “to maintain a cohesive and vital community,” and said the board is breaking ground on a 12-unit affordable housing project.
Manuel Vilar Jr. - C, R
Vilar, 57, is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines. The Springs resident received an associate degree in criminal justice from Suffolk County Community College. Vilar has served with the New York State Parks Police for 33 years, 25 years as a sergeant. He served as the local president of Council 82, New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union, before founding, in 2011, the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, which has 1,500 members. He spent eight months as an elected town bay constable in 1985 and 1986. He is married, with six children.
Vilar said he wants to create an office of economic development to review town code, “see where we can work better with local businesses,” and entice corporations like Microsoft to build facilities in town. He said he is looking to create a transportation authority to increase railroad service and reduce “our traffic and carbon footprint.” Vilar said he also wants to expand affordable housing options, protect water bodies and coordinate with state and federal agencies on legislation.