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FRANCIS J. SALAZAR JR.
- Salazar, 43, of Patchogue, is an assistant principal at Copiague Middle School. He began his career in education as a special education teacher.
- He is in his second year on the Patchogue Medford Board of Education.
- He has devoted many years to coaching sports.
- Salazar said he is concerned that already high taxes will go higher still when the Brookhaven landfill closes. He said residents don’t need their town tax bill to double.
- Water quality, both drinking water and the bodies of water in and around the community, are another concern. He said many dangerous chemicals are emanating from the landfill.
- He said it is important to foster the relationship between law enforcement and the community. He said their presence is essential, especially in and around schools.