Bragman said he wants to curb overdevelopment and “really maintain the character of the community” by going through zoning and planning laws, using his experience as an attorney who has fought against development projects. He said he wants to protect the area’s natural resources, historic homes and affordability because “I’m very concerned about not having two East Hamptons: one for the ultrawealthy and one for everybody else.”
Bragman, 66, of Northwest Woods, is running on the Democratic, Independence and Working Families party lines. Bragman is seeking his first elected position. He previously served as the appointed attorney for boards of planning, architectural review and zoning in East Hampton Town, Southampton Town and North Haven. Bragman is originally from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from Emory University School of Law. He has a son.