Glinka said he enjoys helping people and takes a hands-on approach to learning on the job — for example, riding with the code enforcement officers. “There are a lot of issues with overcrowding in Hampton Bays,” he said, “and I also work with them in different demographic areas that have issues.” While he notes he did not support hiring the new director of public safety, Glinka agrees the department needs more code enforcement officers. He said he prides himself on making fiscally sound decisions. He will continue to work on legislation to benefit Southampton’s business community and attract new businesses to vacant commercial properties.
Glinka, 47, of Hampton Bays, is seeking his second four-year term. He is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines. He received his bachelor’s degree in business at Mount St. Mary College and is vice president of private banking at Bridgehampton National Bank, where he has worked for 24 years. He is president of the Rogers Memorial Library Foundation, treasurer of the Good Fellows Club of Suffolk County and a past president of the Rotary Club of Hampton Bays.