Larsen said she would be an independent and fair-minded voice. "I feel that I am pretty much in touch with the community," she said. Larsen said the town should invest more in its police, marine patrol and code enforcement departments to help control a recent surge of partiers. She also said the town should improve and enforce regulations on taxi companies, which she said often charge exorbitant prices. Larsen said the app-based car service Uber, which withdrew from the town this summer amid a dispute over taxi regulations, would offer "healthy competition."
Larsen, 54, is running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. She said she entered the race in June to replace a candidate who dropped out and was too late to screen with the local Independence committee. Larsen, a 28-year East Hampton resident who grew up in Montauk, is an associate real estate broker at the Amagansett office of Brown Harris Stevens. Since 2005, she has also owned Protec Services Inc., a private security company that performs alarm and video surveillance installations and provides armed and unarmed guards. She is married to East Hampton Village Police Chief Gerard Larsen, whose jurisdiction is separate from that of the town police department.