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

Rene N. Suprina

Rene N. Suprina is running for Council Member, Town of Riverhead

Rene N. Suprina

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  • Suprina, 61, of Riverhead, is making her first bid for office.
  • She retired in June after 39 years as a music educator, most recently as the fine arts coordinator for Southold Union Free School District. She earned a bachelor’s in music education from SUNY Potsdam and earned master’s in fine arts and school district leadership from Stony Brook.
  • She is active in music education groups and is president of the No Doubt World Famous Monday Night Band in Riverhead, a community band; president of the Suffolk County Music Educators Association; and vice president of the North Shore Community Band.


  • Suprina said she opposes the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) deal that is pending before the town’s Industrial Development Agency, citing concerns about increased traffic, environmental impacts and airport noise. 
  • She supports smart growth to continue revitalizing downtown and said she would work to preserve the agricultural feel of Riverhead.
  • She would work to improve public safety efforts, with better lighting downtown and in the new Town Square area, and add more walking patrols so people feel safe.