Garrett W. Swenson Jr.
BACKGROUND: Swenson, 63, of Brookhaven is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines in the general election. He is a civil litigation lawyer with an office in Brookhaven since 2008. Swenson served as a town attorney for the Town of Southampton from 2006 to 2008, and chief deputy town attorney for the Town of Brookhaven from 2004 to 2006. He worked for the Suffolk County Department of Law as a bureau chief from 2000 to 2004, deputy bureau chief from 1998 to 2000, and a principal assistant county attorney from 1993 to 1998. Swenson served as the assistant town attorney for the Town of Brookhaven Department of Law from 1988 to 1993, principal assistant county attorney at the Suffolk County Department of Law from 1984 to 1988, a litigation associate at Rivkin, Radler, Dunne & Bayh from 1982 to 1984, and an associate at the Law Office of Peter D. Kolbrener from 1981 to 1982. Swenson received his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in 1978 and graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 1982. He was admitted to the New York State Appellate Bar in 1982, New York Eastern and Southern District bars in 1984, United States Supreme Court Bar in 1986, and the United States Court of Appeals Bar in 1992. Swenson served as the co-chairman of the Municipal Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association from 2004 to 2006.