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WHY I'M RUNNING

I grew up in Brookhaven Town and returned years ago to raise my own family. I am running for Town Supervisor because I want my son to be as proud as I am to call this place home. Our town needs strong, principled, and effective leadership with a long-term plan for our future. I need your help to defend middle-class families, protect our environment, and bring high-paying jobs back to our community.

Families across Long Island are struggling. We must do more to grow our economy and ensure that there are enough good-paying jobs so our children can continue to call Brookhaven home. If elected, I will reduce the bureaucracy, long wait periods, and inefficiency that stifles job growth. You shouldn’t have to hire an expeditor to navigate the complex web of Town government to open or expand a business. We must capitalize on our world-class universities and research institutions to promote high-tech corridors home to jobs of the future. I will promote transit-oriented development to ensure more affordable housing options, and build vibrant, walkable downtowns where our young graduates will want to live.

As we create jobs and grow our economy, we must continue to preserve our environment. Our environment is not only necessary to our survival, but our beaches, waterways, and parks are one of the many reasons why middle-class families fight so hard to stay on Long Island. If elected, I will reduce nitrates in our water, invest in sewers, and continue to preserve open land.

We cannot achieve the Brookhaven we deserve if our government is not working on behalf of the people. Residents should be able to easily access town services, file more forms and applications online, and no one should have to take a day off work to push paperwork through Town Hall. We have seen far too many politicians violate the public trust. Brookhaven Town residents should know that their government is working for everyone, and not the narrow interests of a few. If Albany cannot pass real ethics reform, then we need to raise our own standards in Brookhaven. If elected, I will overhaul the rules and regulations governing conflicts of interest, financial disclosures, and contracting while increasing public participation and transparency. Every resident deserves a real voice at Town Hall.

-Jack Harrington

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MEET JACK

Jack is a local attorney, community leader, and an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Born and raised in Brookhaven Town, he chairs the International Regulatory and Compliance practice group at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP in Ronkonkoma. Prior to joining Campolo, Jack was a Senior Associate at WilmerHale, LLP and served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Stony Brook University. He has advised companies of all sizes, from small local businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

The son of a public-school teacher, Jack attended Miller Place schools and later earned an academic scholarship to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and his M.A. in International Security from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. After working in the counterterrorism and national security fields, Jack attended law school at Yale where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law and represented pro bono clients before the U.S. Supreme Court. While at Yale, Jack interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut and on the Senate Homeland Security Committee. After law school, he interned in President Obama’s White House Counsel’s Office.

Jack is invested in his community. Along with his wife and sister, he co-founded the Linda Ross-Harrington Foundation, a local education charity in honor of his late mother, an ESL teacher in Three Village Schools. Since 2008, Jack has been a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project and the Long Island Business News recently named Jack as one of its “40 under 40” to watch. Jack attends St. James Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry, and lives in Stony Brook with his wife, Sarah, and their two-year-old son, Jack Jr.