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About Tom:

Tom is a hometown guy, born and raised in Sayville with deep roots in our community.   He's a husband and father raising his daughter in Bayport with his wife Caite.

Tom is the son and grandson of small business owners and an advocate for small business.

Tom is an environmental attorney who is fighting to protect our coastline and clean-up pollution.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:41 PM

Tom Murray announces first phase of Water Quality Action Plan

Our Bay is sick. The beaches are closed to swimming throughout the summer because the water isn't safe for our children. We need a plan to address the dangerous levels of nitrogen and bacteria flowing into the Great South Bay. That's why today I'm proud to announce the first phase in my Water Quality Action Plan:
“Addressing Stormwater Runoff Through a Native Tree Planting Program”
When rain falls to a natural surface, it soaks into the ground. However, when it falls onto paved surfaces - it can't soak into the ground. Instead, it carries many different pollutants - including nitrogen, pesticides, bacteria, and other unsafe substances - and brings them to our creeks, streams, rivers, and the bay. It causes flooding and erosion, and disturbs natural habitats.
Trees, particularly trees that are native to the area, decrease the amount of stormwater runoff and pollutants that reach our water. They capture the rainfall, naturally filter it, and release it into the atmosphere. Additionally, they improve air quality, and increase property and aesthetic value.
As Supervisor, I will implement a program to plant more native trees in areas near our creeks and in parts of town that lack sewers, which will result in less nitrogen and bacteria flowing into the Great South Bay. I will advocate and lobby for funding from the state and county for this tree program. We can clean our Bay while also keeping our town a beautiful place to live - it's a win-win.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:30 AM

Sunrise Movement Endorses Tom Murray for Islip Supervisor

Eric Stenzel
(631) 605-1321

Sunrise Long Island Endorses Tom Murray for Islip Town Supervisor

TOWN OF ISLIP, August 7th, 2019: Over the past two years, Sunrise Movement has skyrocketed into the public discourse. Led by youth climate activists, Sunrise Movement has highlighted the corrupting influence of fossil fuel industry money in politics and pushed the Green New Deal resolution onto the agenda.

Sunrise Long Island is one of hundreds of Sunrise hubs that have sprouted since then. As young people, we believe that to protect our future we must change what is possible. That is why we are endorsing a candidate who will turn the tide of politics in the Town of Islip.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:20 AM

Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL/CIO Endorses Democrat Thomas Murray for Islip Town Supervisor

Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL/CIO
Endorses Democrat Thomas Murray for Islip Town Supervisor
Jorge Guadron and Leigh Anne Barde for Town Council
& Joseph Fritz for Town Clerk
The Democratic Slate’s Commitment to Creating Good Jobs for Working Families
Clinched the Endorsement Says One of the Largest Labor Federations in Nation

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:41 PM

Campaign Kickoff a Success

The Islip Town Democratic Committee hosted the official campaign kickoff on April 17th at The Drift Inn in East Islip. The sold out event was hosted by the town committee with special guest speaker, Suffolk County Democratic Committee Chairman Rich Schaffer along with special guests Senator Monica Martinez and Legislator Sam Gonzalez.

Friday, April 5, 2019 8:25 PM

Sayville Attorney Tom Murray Announces Run for Supervisor

Attorney Tom Murray Challenges Incumbent Republican
Islip Town Supervisor in November Election
Vows to Reject All Campaign Contributions from Developers and Others with Town Business

Bayport, NY – Bayport resident,Democrat Thomas Murray will challenge incumbent Republican Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter in the 2019 November election. Murray, 31, an environmental attorney and community activist, will campaign on a platform demanding zoning policies that consider large and mid-sized construction projects as a whole to better understand how multiple projects will impact traffic, school districts, the environment and the historic character of hamlet communities in the town. 

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