Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Kathleen Walsh officially kicked off her campaign for Highway Superintendent at a rally in Independence Plaza on Sunday.
“The job of Highway Superintendent is vital to our quality of life and safety in this town,” Walsh said in a statement. “We need someone in the position who will ensure that our roads are secure and properly maintained. We need someone who will restore efficiency, integrity, and professionalism to a department where criminal activity, drug abuse, and reckless behavior have become too common. I am running because I am that person. I have the experience, values, and record of leadership not only to do the job but to do it well.”
Walsh recently left the Republican Party and is running on the Independent ticket. During her kickoff speech Walsh vowed to end the corruption within the Highway Department and insist on greater personal responsibility among the rank and file.