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

Thomas M. Cronin

Thomas M. Cronin is running for Council Member, Town of Shelter Island

Thomas M. Cronin

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  • Cronin, 54, of Shelter Island, is making his first bid for office. He is also running on the Conservative line.
  • He retired from the Shelter Island Police Department in 2018 after a 22-year career. He earned an associate degree in business management from the Wyoming Technical Institute.
  • He was an EMT for several years when the island’s ambulance service was run by the Red Cross. He is a member of the Shelter Island Lions Club.


  • Cronin said his top priority would be maintaining the island's water quality. He said he would like to research the possibility of creating water districts with pumping stations.
  • He said he supports building affordable housing on town property but doesn’t favor selling town land.
  • He said he would promote fiscal responsibility as well as decorum at meetings. He said he would examine staffing levels and see what work can be redistributed when workers retire.

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