The town's parks are the No. 1 issue on Donovan's mind. "The first order of business is to get our parks reopened," Currey said. Secondly, Currey wants to find a way to create more affordable housing to halt the masses of young people leaving the area "because houses are just not affordable in this spot on Long Island." Having an "open government" is also a priority for him. "We're not going to do anything behind closed doors." He also hopes to use his tax skills to conduct an overall review of the town's property tax system, how people grieve their taxes and to streamline the tax collection system.
Currey, 56, is running in a Democratic primary. A 20-year Brentwood resident, he practices accounting at a firm -- DGC Tax Prep and Accounting -- he runs in the hamlet. Although he's new to the campaign trail, Currey has been a member of to the Islip Town Democratic Party for 16 years and was a committee member from 2002-2008. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and master of science degree in accounting, both from the University of Phoenix. He is also a member of the Holy Church of Christ on Sage Street in Central Islip. He is married and has two daughters.