Slaughter says he wants to continue in Browning’s footsteps, improving the local quality of life by combating blight, substandard housing and the opioid epidemic. He said he has already worked in the office to help remedy or shut down 300 dilapidated homes. As a lawmaker, he would work to increase Suffolk’s investment in the county land bank to restore homes and put first-time home buyers into the community. He also said he will push to move forward with the $188 million sewer district for 2,000 homes and 200 local commercial properties. “I’m the best person to get it done since I’ve been working on it since its infancy,” he said.
Slaughter, 34, making his first try at elected office, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Slaughter graduated from the University at Albany with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He has lived for the past decade in Shirley, where he has worked as a legislative aide for term-limited Legis. Kate Browning. As an aide to Browning, he chaired a county committee to develop a master plan for Yaphank, served as a committee member making recommendations on funding the rebuilding of the Mastic-Shirley area to make it more resilient in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.