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Theresa A. Kiernan |

Theresa A. Kiernan is running for Southampton town receiver of taxes

Theresa A. Kiernan

Since being elected in 2008, Kiernan has reduced the budget by decreasing the number of staff and increasing their reliance on technology, she said. But while many offices are moving toward automated phone systems, Kiernan insists her staff answer the phone so that taxpayers can get their answers efficiently. "Serving the taxpayers of the town is important to me," she said. If re-elected, she intends to continue making it easier for people to receive their tax bills online in an effort to use less paper.

Kiernan, 47, of Southampton, is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. She is unopposed in her third bid for a four-year term. She has previously worked in private banking and as a financial adviser for Merrill Lynch. Kiernan volunteers for the Southampton Rotary Club and is the vice president of the board of directors of Southampton Youth Services, the town recreation center. She is the treasurer of the Water Mill Community Club and a member of the Southampton Elks. She occasionally volunteers with Lucia's Angels, a support group for women with end-stage breast cancer. Kiernan earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Providence College and a master's degree in finance from Fordham University.