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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Patricia Stoddard | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Patricia Stoddard is running for Smithtown town council member

Patricia Stoddard

Stoddard said she would push for more information on town board agendas and resolutions, as well as more discussion of items before board votes. She would create citizens’ advisory committees on major issues such as land use and capital projects. She would push for faster completion of the town’s master plan, hiring consultants if needed. She said she would commission an appraisal of the town’s satellite office buildings, which she said could be sold, with those departments moved to a central location. She also said she would push for an evaluation of traffic problem spots.

Stoddard, 64, of Nesconset, is making her first run for town board. She is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines. Stoddard, a retired math teacher at Nesaquake Middle School, graduated from SUNY Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in education and math. She graduated from Stony Brook University with a master’s degree in liberal arts. She is married, with three daughters.