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Pauline Salotti |

Pauline Salotti is running for Brookhaven town council member (5th District)

Pauline Salotti

Salotti said she is concerned about the "exponential" population growth and its impact on the environment. She wants to provide public education programs on those issues and require wastewater sewer systems, with developers paying for those facilities, "rather than making that the taxpayers' burden." Salotti would like the town to explore establishing a town-owned bank that would finance student loans and help residents form cooperatives. The town also should create an ecopark on Fire Island and help residents form "community-supported agriculture" programs that would provide local produce, create jobs and give youths an alternative to drugs. Salotti is opposed to the proposed Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. video lottery terminal facility in Medford. "The town has been attempting to facilitate it while saying they're against it," she said.

Salotti, 39, of Patchogue, is running on the Green Party line. This is her first run for elected office. She is a musician and activist who hosts a radio show on WUSB/90.1 FM. Salotti grew up in Brazil and studied radio and television there. She moved to the United States in 1997 and studied audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research in Manhattan. She has worked at recording studios and has sold a line of natural cleaning products. Salotti became a U.S. citizen in January. She is single and has a daughter.