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VOTERS' GUIDE General Election - November 5, 2019

Julia Weisenberg

Julia Weisenberg is running for Shelter Island town council member

Julia Weisenberg


Weisenberg, 45, of Shelter Island Heights, is running on the Republican line in her first bid for office. She is a real estate agent, fitness instructor and a licensed sign language interpreter.


  • Weisenberg is a member of the town's Water Quality Improvement Advisory Committee and said she supports a stewardship and education-based water preservation movement that encourages preserving on an individual basis as opposed to regulation.
  • She favors a conservation movement to reduce the deer population and resulting tick-borne disease. She is a proponent of deer culling and dedicated burning to reduce ticks.
  • To help provide more affordable housing, Weisenberg said she supports a program in which owners can be evaluated risk-free to see how their accessory cottages could become rentable units. She also supports a townwide focus on flexibility in zoning laws.