Karpeh said the integrity of the office demands that the assessors be unbiased and equitable, regardless of political office. "Because of my appreciation and love for Shelter Island and its community, I am absolutely thrilled to be working in that office," he said.
Karpeh, 28, is running on the Democratic, Republican and Independence lines. He has lived on Shelter Island four years as a full-time resident, but has summered there since he was 5 years old. A personal banker for Chase Bank in Shelter Island, he received his bachelor's degree in economics from Fordham University in 2009. He is single.