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Voters GuideGeneral Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Thea R. Fry | General Election - Nov. 7, 2017

Thea R. Fry is running for Southampton town council member

Thea R. Fry

Fry said she would work to make sure the town’s code-enforcement officers have support and enforce the laws. “We need to do this because overcrowded rentals affect the water quality when they affect septic systems,” she said. She also would reach out to police to work together on gang issues and drug abuse. “We need to collaborate and set up a plan so this would work. If we don’t nip it in the bud, it’s going to get worse. It’s worrisome,” Fry said. “I grew up in Water Mill and I love the East End. I want to support the people of the Town of Southampton and make changes that enhance the town and fulfill the vision of taxpayers and voters.”

Fry, 51, of Hampton Bays, is making her first bid for office. She is running on the Republican Party line. Fry has been a teaching assistant in the special education department at Southampton Intermediate School for 20 years and worked previously for six years in the Southampton Village Police department as a patrol officer and emergency dispatcher. She earned an associate degree at Dean College, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at SUNY Brockport and her master’s degree in education at the University of New England. She is a member of Ducks Unlimited, a class mom at Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional School, a past president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a member of the Southampton Polish-American Society. She is married and has a son.