Romaine said his top priority is maintaining fiscal stability. He touted the fact Brookhaven has kept a surplus, received strong financial audits and has remained in compliance with the state tax cap during his past few years in office. He said he wants to continue the success of his single-stream recycling initiative and expand the “Brew to Moo” program, which reduces town waste. “I’m keeping my promise each and every day to building a better Brookhaven,” Romaine said. “There’s always improvements that can be made.”
Romaine, 70, of Center Moriches, seeking his third two-year term, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. He previously served as a Suffolk County legislator and was county clerk for 16 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Adelphi University and a master’s in history from LIU Post. He is also a graduate of the Taft Institute of Government. He is married and has one child.