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VOTERS' GUIDE Nov. 2, 2021 general election

Kenneth I. Walles

Kenneth I. Walles is running for Supervisor, Town of East Hampton

Kenneth I. Walles

KENNETH I. WALLES

Republican

BACKGROUND:

  • Walles, 69, of Montauk, is the president of East Coast Management, a hospitality and business management company. He has more than 45 years in the hotel business.
  • He is a member and former president of the Long Island chapter of Skål International, a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism.
  • He earned an associate degree from Nassau Community College and bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

ISSUES:

  • He said he is seeking to reorganize the town’s offices and make them more efficient for residents.
  • Walles said he would look to invest in a better sewer system to help with waste and flooding.
  • He said he would fight to keep the East Hampton Airport open. Closing the airport, he added, would create a "chaotic" traffic situation.
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