Smyth says instituting term limits and easing quality-of-life concerns such as traffic and poor cellphone service and infrastructure are the issues that stand out for him and his running mates. “If you took all the candidates and asked us about issues, we’d probably agree on 98 percent of the issues. There are a few bright line issues we disagree on, but the vast majority of what we agree on whether it’s anti-gang initiatives, anti-drug initiative, the need for more parking, every candidate in every race at every level, county state or town, we’re all going to agree on it. But I ask voters, ‘Who do you have confidence in who’s actually going to get it done?’ That’s the big distinction, I have a track record of doing that. If you give me the time and resources I’m a problem solver and I’m going to get it done.”
Smyth, 46, of Lloyd Harbor, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. This is his first run for office. He has a degree in history from Widener University and a law degree from New York Law School. He is a partner in a law firm that specializes in representation of commercial banks. He has served on the Lloyd Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals and as president of the Huntington Lawyers Club. He is a veteran staff sergeant of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He is married, with four children.