Krupski said he’s focused on ensuring that “maintenance of our basic infrastructure” remains a top priority for the county, including upkeep of roadways and buildings, with a continued eye to worker safety. He’s also focused on water quality issues, making sure that town leaders have a seat at the table as the county moves to adopt health-code changes for wastewater flow and improved septic systems. On energy, Krupski said he believes renewable power-production plans by the state should be coordinated among towns, county and LIPA to make sure new energy systems are located in line with density and usage. “We need to produce the energy where it’s being used,” he said.
Krupski, 57, of Cutchogue, is running for re-election on the Democratic, Conservative and Independence party lines. The fourth-generation farmer is chairman of the legislature’s public works committee, vice chair of the environmental planning committee and agriculture committee, and a member of the consumer affairs committee. Before joining the legislature in 2013, he had served on the Southold Town Board since 2005. Krupski has a bachelor’s degree in plant science from the University of Delaware. He is married, with three children.