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VOTERS GUIDE Long Island Voters Guide: Nov. 7, 2023 general election

Michael D. Kaplan

Michael D. Kaplan is running for Superintendent of Highways, Town of Brookhaven

Michael D. Kaplan

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MICHAEL D. KAPLAN

Democratic

BACKGROUND:

  • Kaplan, 58, of Coram, was a Town of Huntington highway projects supervisor from 2005 to 2017. He worked for the Islip Town Department of Public Works from 1986 to 2005.
  • He said he served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1991 and in the Army Reserves from 2008 to 2013.
  • He graduated from East Islip High School.

ISSUES:

  • Kaplan said he would improve response times to residents’ concerns and improve trust between the highway department and residents.
  • He said he would implement a comprehensive road rehabilitation program, including ranking streets from “worst to first.”
  • He said he would focus on infrastructure issues such as drainage and would regularly inspect stormwater recharge basins.

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