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David B. Lys, Council Member, Town of East Hampton

David B. Lys.

David B. Lys. Credit: Gordon M. Grant


Lys, 43, is running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines. He is seeking election to his first four-year term after being appointed in 2018 to fill the seat held by Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc. He was elected later that year to fill the remainder of the term.


  • Lys cited the town’s recent efforts to create affordable housing and noted he sponsored a bill that makes 1,400 additional town properties eligible for an accessory apartment.
  • He wants to continue providing economic and recreational opportunities for the town’s youth.
  • He said it is important to maintain water quality through initiatives like streamlining the town’s nitrogen-reducing septic system incentive program and controlling stormwater runoff.


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