Catherine Corella was born and raised by immigrant parents in California. She has lived in New York since 2006 and is the proud mother of five children and 10 beautiful grandchildren.
At an early age, she became a natural leader and advocate, helping to address and meet the needs of her local community. She started the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, sits on the board of The Freebird Organization, which assists victims of domestic violence. She served as the secretary of Deer Park/North Babylon Kiwanis and volunteered for the Deer Park Community Association. In 2021, she proudly ran for Babylon Town Clerk. While she didn’t win the post, the experience brought her in touch with so many of the town’s residents and the real day-to-day and quality-of-life issues they are concerned about. Service and the opportunity to address local issues have created a strong desire for her to do more and run for the Suffolk County Legislature.
Her work experience in business and human resources, combined with her life skills, have provided her with the tools to adapt, address challenges and build consensus. She is eager to listen, learn and provide commonsense solutions to the issues affecting Suffolk County.
“We need representation that understands the diversity of our community. I am a Latina, female, mother, grandmother, and businesswoman who is not afraid to speak on behalf of those who need a voice.” - Catherine Corella