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Smithtown Democrats tap Steven Snair to challenge Patrick Vecchio for supervisor
Smithtown Democrats have picked a political newcomer to run for town supervisor.
Steven E. Snair, 31, a lawyer who lives in Nesconset, received the party nod Wednesday after he was screened Tuesday by members of the town Democratic committee.
Snair, who is making his first run for public office, said the town should create a master plan for redeveloping Smithtown hamlet’s business district, where he has an office. He said he also is concerned about young families who “can’t afford to live in this town.”
“I’m just not satisfied with town government here in Smithtown,” Snair said in an interview. “They’re just not getting the job done. There’s a good opportunity for someone like myself to run and hopefully change things.”
Republican Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, 82, has announced he is running to keep the post he has held since 1978. He faces a challenge from GOP Councilman Robert Creighton, 75. Republicans are expected to endorse their candidate next month.
Snair said Vecchio and Creighton are “both formidable opponents who I have a lot of respect for. I’m looking forward to running against them and looking forward to the challenge.”
Snair graduated from Kings Park High School in 1999 and LIU Post in 2004. His law degree is from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pa. His practice specializes in foreclosures, landlord-tenant disputes and other civil matters.