Tronolone said he is concerned about campaign finance reform at every level of government. Too often, he said, officials “don’t listen to the voters; they listen to whoever is writing the biggest check.” He said he wants residents to have faith in the electoral system again. Tronolone said he also wants to focus on the opioid epidemic and work to obtain money for treatment, education and prevention. He said the county legislature’s voting to form a permanent advisory committee on opiates is “too little, too late.” If elected, he said, he also wants to focus on the Island’s water quality issues, including brown tide, and on expanding the sewer system to more areas.
Tronolone, 32, of Islip, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality lines. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Joseph’s College. Tronolone spent nine years doing personal and small business banking, including seven years with JPMorgan Chase. He is now an 11th-grade math teacher at Brentwood High School. He has also been a volunteer firefighter with the Islip Fire Department since 2006. He is single.