Southampton Town Supervisor Anna E. Throne-Holst, 51, of Noyac, a member of the Independence Party, will be the sole name on the ballot for supervisor on Nov. 8, seeking another two years.
Prior to her first term as supervisor, she served two years as a councilwoman on the town board. She was previously the director of the and she was a founder of the .
Throne-Holst graduated from Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and business adminstration from American University in Washington, D.C. She recieved her masters from the Columbia University School of International Affairs and Public Administration and a certificate from the Institute for Not For Profit Management. She has worked as an account executive for Geers Gross Advertising.
She has served on the advisory board of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center and as a board member for Hayground. She was also on the board of directors for Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the U.S.
Her name will appear on the Independence, Democratic and Working Families ballot lines.
Throne-Holst in her own words:
My background working in Community Service, Not for Profit Management, and education, led me to being elected to the Town Board and continuing my work as a Public Servant representing the Town in areas I believe were previously neglected and under served.
I bring a professional background in Financial and Organizational Management, and a non-political approach to representation. I have focused my four years in office on leading the charge to both uncover and repair the years of financial mismanagement that plagued the Town. I have presented truly balanced budgets that represent significant decrease in spending, having cut close to $10 million over previous years spending, reorganizing and creating long term efficiencies and cost savings to keep a tight lid on property taxes and government size and spending, while protecting the services taxpayers rely on.
The Town's now healthy bond rating is a result of the Financial management team I have assembled, while establishing a direct working relationship with the rating agencies. I have also focused on treating the office as a community service, rather than political, seat. By bringing in the community to decision making and legislating, I believe the people of the Town of Southampton are served with much greater transparency and fairness. Revamping the PDD law and the process to approve or reject such zoning applications is one example of that.
My focus has been on creating jobs and economic development through both the establishment of Economic Development Task forces, bringing the "Green Homes - Green NY" program, supporting YouthBuild, and more.
I believe further that our environment, protecting our waters, open space, etc, are the basis for our long term economic well being and have worked pro-actively to address the many areas related to Sustainabilty and environmental protection. By securing a grant to fund the Sustainabilty Office and coordinator, the Town now has dedicated resources to this end — and at no taxpayer cost. I have worked closely with government on all levels to protect and advocate for the interests and people of Southampton Town. I am proud to be endorsed by Governor Cuomo, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, , County Legislator . I would be honored to continue serving as Town Supervisor.
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