Kepert said she would continue focusing on taking down abandoned houses that are structurally unsound. "A number of them have been taken down in the 4th District, which I'm very happy about," she said. She also wants to continue a townwide program to improve highway safety. She said she is proud of backing the town's Carmans River Conservation and Management Plan, which seeks to improve water quality along the 10-mile river. She said she supports housing and retail development projects such as Wincoram Commons in Coram and the Meadows at Yaphank.
Kepert, 65, of Middle Island, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women's Equality lines. She was elected to the Brookhaven Town Board in 2005 and is serving her fifth term. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1972, and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Oregon in 1976. She retired as a Longwood High teacher in 2012. She is ex-president of the Middle Island Civic Association, the Longwood Alliance and the Affiliated Brookhaven Civic Organization. She is married and has three sons.