Chelius, 49, is running on the Republican and Libertarian lines. He is seeking his first two-year term on the county Legislature.
- A top priority, he said, would be to work toward getting the county out of “financial distress” as described by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.
- He also would seek for the county to do a better job of keeping the younger generation here in Suffolk.
- Another top issue, he said, is creating an attractive business environment to draw new organizations into the county and increase corporate and payroll tax revenue.