Schuon said he is running on a platform of government accountability and the need for independent oversight of county government. “The current Suffolk political structure does not serve the people of Suffolk County, it only serves the two ‘major’ political parties that have a stranglehold on Suffolk’s politics and elections,” he said in an email. “This is completely unacceptable. Our people are leaving, due to the high costs, taxes, regulations, and fees that the legislature has imposed, because it keeps spending without limit.” If elected, Schuon said he would focus on re-establishing the credit of Suffolk County by ensuring the government spend no more than it takes in. He said this would stabilize taxes. “We need to stop harassing the people of Suffolk with more fees,” he said. Schuon also called for treating drug addiction as a medical issue rather than a criminal one, and for a two-year term limit on all elected county offices.
Schuon, 55, of North Babylon, is running on the Reform Party line. He is a web developer who has lived in Suffolk County for 19 years. He also worked for many years in the printing industry doing electronic troubleshooting. He studied computer science at SUNY Potsdam. Schuon is married, with one child.