LaValle said he is happy that town budgets have been “under control” since he joined the town council, and the town has a strong AAA bond rating. Town officials also have paid off debt, he said. LaValle said he wants to continue current fiscal policies and “provide services at a price [taxpayers] can afford.” He said he has worked hard to upgrade the quality of life in Brookhaven by addressing problems such as potholes, streetlights and abandoned, vacant “zombie” houses, and improving parks. He said he wants to revitalize downtowns and continue implementing the Farmingville land-use plan. He said the town has received grant money to install new streetlights in Lake Ronkonkoma. He said government transparency is a priority in Brookhaven, adding that years ago residents had few ways to learn how their council representatives voted. Agendas and meeting minutes are posted on the town website, including copies of resolutions showing how each town council member voted, LaValle said. “I think now people have absolute access” to town government, he said.
LaValle, 40, of Selden, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence party lines. He is seeking his third two-year term. LaValle graduated from Centereach High School and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Salisbury University. He is the brother of Suffolk GOP chairman John Jay LaValle and cousin of state Sen. Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson). He is single.