Schneiderman notes the town’s AAA credit rating and his leadership on quality-of-life issues such as keeping taxes low, clean water, a low crime rate and safe streets. “I want to work with the community on improving quality-of-life issues,” he said. “I’ve delivered two tax cuts and this is the second year with [a] property tax rate reduction, and reduced debt by $12 million over two years.” He also pointed to efforts to make government accessible, including Southampton Online Solutions, the SOS app residents can use to report concerns to the appropriate town department. “We’re maintaining proper levels of workforce and infrastructure to accommodate new growth, and we have a high level of public safety,” he said. Schneiderman said he would continue to work on providing affordable housing and addressing wastewater issues.
Schneiderman, 55, of Southampton, seeking his second term, is running on the Democratic, Conservative, Independence and Working Families party lines. Schneiderman was a Suffolk County legislator for 12 years until he was term-limited. He was a member of the Town of East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals from 1991 until 1999, and he served two terms as East Hampton Town supervisor, from 2000 until 2004. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a master’s in teaching from SUNY Cortland. Schneiderman previously taught science at Ross School in East Hampton. A small-business owner, he operates a motel in Montauk. He has two children.