Lent said she was tapped to reorganize the town’s archived records, bringing them into compliance with New York State Archive and Record Administration guidelines, since being elected in 2013. She said she has overseen the implementation of Brookhaven’s electronic content management system, which included the digitization of more than 18 million pages of records. “When I came here, they had been talking for years about scanning all the town records, and putting a plan in place,” she said. Lent said she’s worked hard to make sure the needs and concerns of the community have been addressed, such as safeguarding records. “The town clerk is about service to the constituents and that’s how I conduct myself. I don’t take days off to garden or go shopping. It’s about service, not about politics,” she said.
Lent, 64, of Medford, is running on the Independence, Conservative, Women’s Equality and Republican party lines. She is seeking her second term as Brookhaven Town clerk. Lent, who grew up in Brentwood and West Babylon, graduated from West Babylon High School, and graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies. She is married, with three children.