Di Santo said she wants to reform the town ethics code, and add term limits to the town board to match Suffolk County, which has a maximum of 12 years in office. “It’s a step in the right direction to make officials more accountable and responsive to taxpayers,” Di Santo said. She said she wants to make public the relationships among contractors, bids and town officials, and create a plan to replace the revenue generated by the town landfill. In addition, Di Santo said she wants to help bring big companies offering large salaries to Brookhaven to retain young adults.
Di Santo, 53, of East Patchogue, is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. She is in her third term as a member of the South Country school board. Di Santo graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in secondary education and psychology. She obtained a master’s degree in liberal studies from Stony Brook University. She also has two graduate certifications from Dowling College. She is divorced with two children.