- Gallagher, 39, was born and raised in Sayville, graduated from Connetquot High School and has a bachelor’s in astronomy from Smith College in Massachusetts.
- She is a certified project manager and stagehand working in the theater and live-entertainment industry.
- She is a union member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 4 and serves as steward for her workplace.
- Gallagher said she supports enacting historic preservation legislation to protect cultural resources from “demolition by neglect” by property investors.
- She said other top priorities include water-quality initiatives to protect waterways and drinking water, along with sustainable housing development that “fits the communities where they are proposed.”
- She said she pledges to increase efficiency and modernize the county’s infrastructure.