Last week, during a board meeting, the Town of Brookhaven wished supervisor Ed Romaine good luck and said goodbye after more than a decade in service.
On Election Day, in November, Romaine won the Suffolk County executive seat against Democratic challenger Dave Calone with 57 percent of the votes.
After winning the 2012 Brookhaven supervisor election to complete former supervisor Mark Lesko’s term, Romaine ran again in 2013 for his first two-year term, also on the Conservative and Independence lines.
He ran for supervisor and won reelection in 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and would have been up for re-election this year. Instead, deputy supervisor and Sixth District trustee Dan Panico has been elected as the new Brookhaven Town supervisor.