Collins, who is not actively campaigning, said in an email: “If elected, my focus will be on addressing Suffolk’s fiscal crisis [and] the opioid epidemic, along with the crime/gangs that are associated with the drug issue.”
Collins, 41, of East Quogue, is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines. She is making her third bid for office; she twice ran for an Assembly seat, in 2014 and 2016. She is a graduate of Westhampton Beach High School, and since 1994 has worked at the Suffolk County Board of Elections as an assistant election clerk. Collins is a member of the Suffolk County Republican Women, the Southampton Town Republican Committee and a PTA member at East Quogue Elementary School. She has two children.