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Top Islip aide eyes an exit, insiders say

Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan’s top deputy Jeanine Dillon may be looking to exit, say town sources.

Dillion, the $103,000 a year deputy supervisor, has been with Nolan since he first took office in 2007, and just became deputy supervisor in May after Joseph DeVincent left the job.

However, some town insiders say Dillon began talking to Nolan possibly leaving only after veteran political operative George Hoffman was hired last month as the $89,000 a year chief of staff. “There’s no doubt that George is a factor,” said one high-level town source.

Before joining Nolan, Dillon was an aide to County Execuftive Steve Levy. Previously, Hoffman has worked as a top aide to Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, former Brookhaven Supervisor John Jay LaValle, Rep. Steve Israel and former Suffolk Legis. Wayne Prospect.

“Jeanine and I have talked aobut her future in the past,” said Nolan late last week, “But at this point no change in status is imminent.”

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