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Alexander L. Piccirillo |

Alexander L. Piccirillo is running for Brookhaven town council member (5th District)

Alexander L. Piccirillo

Piccirillo said town government lacks transparency and accountability. He believes town board meetings should be held later than their 5 p.m. start time, and he said board members often cut off speakers during meetings. "I think they should be later so you can go down there and let your voice be heard," he said. Piccirillo believes the town is carrying too much debt and approaches zoning in a piecemeal approach. He is opposed to the proposed Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. video lottery terminal facility in Medford. "I think our community is severely lacking in the leadership and support it deserves," he said. He believes the town should work with school, county and state officials to combat illegal drug use.

Piccirillo, 31, of Holtsville, is running on the Democratic and Working Families lines. This is his first campaign for elected office. He is a substitute teacher and varsity basketball coach. Piccirillo grew up in Lake Ronkonkoma and Holtsville, graduating from Sachem High School in 2002. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature and secondary education from St. Joseph's College in Patchogue in 2007. Piccirillo said he attends many local civic meetings but is not a member of a civic group. He is single.