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

Sarah M. Smith

Sarah M. Smith is running for Town Clerk, Town of Islip

Sarah M. Smith

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  • Smith, 24, of Ronkonkoma, has been working in the social work field, usually with the unsheltered population.
  • For a little more than seven years, she helped co-run St. Joseph's Shelter in East Northport. She also worked for county Legis. Sarah Anker's office for a year.
  • She graduated with her bachelor's and master's in social work from Stony Brook University, and an associate degree from Suffolk County Community College. 


  • Smith said that, if elected, she'd focus on making the town clerk's office a "one-stop shop for community resources" and foster different community groups to help residents get involved. Because of her background in social work, she said she could bring useful resources and connections to help constituents.
  • She would make sure senior citizens are "aware of all of the resources" available through the town.
  • Cybersecurity and turning around record requests in a timely fashion would also be top priorities, she said. 

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