Rosenthal, who is making her first run for public office, said she is doing so to represent the Democrats in Smithtown, give voters a choice and because she wants to serve the community. She said she'd like to evaluate the office technology and determine if there are ways to upgrade it. "Once I am in office, I plan to bring the most up-to-date technology possible into the office in order to make it more efficient and save the taxpayers money," she said.
Rosenthal, 59, of Hauppauge, is running on the Democratic line. Rosenthal graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan in 1973. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from New York University in 1980, and a certification as a midwife from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1985. Rosenthal is a certified nurse midwife, a registered nurse, and she has also worked as a nursing instructor for Western Suffolk BOCES School of Nursing from 2005 to 2007. Rosenthal worked as a registered nurse at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn from 1980 to 1982, and she worked as a midwife at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn from 1985 until 2003. Rosenthal also worked at Hudson River Health Care in Greenport as a midwife from 2003 until 2015. She is attending a graduate nursing program at Stony Brook University. She is married and has four children.