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- Clayman, 70, of Port Jefferson, is a labor history educator and served as mayor of Hamden, Connecticut, from 1991 to 1997.
- She was an adjunct industrial and labor relations professor last spring at SUNY Old Westbury.
- She received a bachelor’s in political science and American history from Rutgers University in 1975, a master’s in American history from SUNY Binghamton in 1976 and a PhD in American history from Rutgers in 2019.
- Clayman said she would preserve waterways and the drinking water supply, adding it was “disheartening and embarrassing” that the Suffolk County Legislature this year voted against a sewer referendum.
- She said she would encourage waste reduction programs and “look to the scientists” to determine when to close the town landfill, currently slated to shut down within three years.
- She said she is concerned about blight, such as empty storefronts and boarded-up houses, adding she wants to cut residents’ use of unlicensed expediters to help obtain waivers and permits.