Ed Romaine is Brookhaven Town’s 70th Supervisor, having been elected to that office during a special election in 2012, and sub-sequentially being re-elected four (4) times with over 59% of the vote.
Romaine has championed environmental and quality-of-life issues throughout his time in public office. Spearheading legislation that will forever protect the Carmans River, which was unanimously approved by the Town Board and embraced by residents, environmentalists, and the building community. He introduced legislation that has strengthened the Town’s housing codes and aggressively prosecuted problem landlords that have impacted neighborhoods throughout the Town.
Ed Romaine has reduced millions of dollars in pipeline debt and held the line on total Town property taxes. During his time as Supervisor, the Town received AAA bond rating, saving residents money.
He is a former member of the Suffolk County Legislature, where he was known as a fiscal conservative, sponsoring such cost-saving measures as the Suffolk County Tax Cap. Additionally, he established a record as a fighter for the environment by authoring Suffolk’s first Clean Water Act. Ed preserved countless acres of open space across eastern Brookhaven, the North Fork, and Shelter Island. He sponsored numerous pieces of landmark legislation, including “Michael’s Law,” which banned explosive fuel gels; the state’s first local law to regulate helicopter traffic; and established the LIPA Oversight Commission. In addition, Ed reduced the tax burden on residents by promoting smart government initiatives and real tax reform.
He was elected Suffolk County Clerk and served for 16 years, actively increasing productivity and improving access to official records. Ed is recognized as a pioneer in government use of technology and was chosen “2001 New York State County Clerk of the Year.”
Ed began his career in public service as a history teacher in the Hauppauge School District, where he taught for ten years. Ed Romaine earned a Bachelor of History from Adelphi University and a Master’s in History from Long Island University.
He resides in Center Moriches with his wife, Diane.