Brookhaven is losing talent because there are better work and residential opportunities elsewhere, he said. "There aren't any opportunities for young professionals, and Long Island is pretty much a dying community," De George said. If elected, he said he would work toward bringing computer, biotech, pharmaceutical and data analysis jobs to Brookhaven.
De George, 32, is an executive recruiter for a Manhattan recruiting firm. He graduated from Sachem High School in 2001. Four years later, he earned a degree at Stony Brook University, having majored in political science. In 2007, he obtained a master's degree at that same university in public policy. He is single.