If elected, Hagan said he would work to revitalize hamlets on the west side of the canal and improve facades in the downtown area. He said he wants to overhaul the town's code enforcement system and address the town's overloaded septic systems, which have led to algae blooms and other water issues. "We know problems in our waterways are happening now," he said. "We need to address them now."
Hagan, 37, of East Quogue, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines. He is an attorney and partner at the law firm Mayer, Ross & Hagan in Patchogue. In the past, he has worked as in-house counsel for Arrow Security and as an assistant to the president of Polo Electric in Manhattan. He clerked for the law firm Colleran, O'Hara & Mills in Woodbury while attending law school and worked as a commercial fisherman for 15 years. Hagan has served on the board of directors for the Patchogue Arts Council and is on the Southampton Elks board of trustees. He's active in the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Freemasons. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Ithaca College and a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Nevada, and in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.