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  • A 27-year resident of Amagansett, Rona Klopman is seeking her first term as a trustee. Ms. Klopman, a Democrat, said her career as a teacher spurred an interest in public affairs, and she wants to preserve the town’s natural beauty.

  • Mike Havens, a Republican seeking his first term on the board of trustees, is a third-generation commercial fisherman.

  • A Montauk native, Jim Grimes, a Republican who founded the landscape design and contracting firm that bears his name, is seeking a first term as a trustee. A member of the town’s nature preserve committee, he worked at the New York Ocean Science Laboratory in Montauk during his schooling, and later studied horticulture and floriculture.

  • A water sports enthusiast and manager of Main Beach Surf and Sport in Wainscott, Rick Drew, a Democrat, is a former information technology consultant. That experience, he said, “can help a new trustee board craft a vision for the trustees that will more effectively manage our natural resources, particularly with respect to clean water.”

  • A native of East Hampton, Joshua Davidson, a Republican seeking his first term as a trustee, lives in Springs and works for Saskas Surveying Company of East Hampton. He is a nephew of Ms. McNally.

  • A Democrat who chairs the town’s nature preserve committee, Zachary Cohen of Springs lost the 2011 race for town supervisor by 15 votes. His run for trustee, he said, is an effort to move from an advisory to a decision-making role and a natural extension of his efforts to balance preservation and public use.

  • Francis Bock is a former trustee, having served two terms including a year as clerk. A Democrat, Mr. Bock works for the town’s Department of Housing and Community Development. Since leaving the trustees in 2009, “I don’t see that they’ve advanced at all,” he said. “I see the condition of the harbors, the channels, the ponds that are being poisoned.

  • A former three-term trustee, Joe Bloecker, a Republican, made an unsuccessful bid for town assessor in 2013. He has thrown his hat into the ring once again because “the trustees need experienced help. There’s a lot of stuff going on that I don’t think should be.”

  • A native of East Hampton from the Damark family, Tyler Armstrong, a Democrat, said that his study of ecology led to an understanding of “how much everything is connected, and how much people rely on the environment, especially here, where our economy depends on it too.” The abundance of marine life can be greater still, he said, with cleaner waters.

  • Time limits on parking in and around the municipal parking lot in Amagansett should be reduced as a short-term measure to alleviate the parking deficit in the hamlet, the new rules should be enforced aggressively, and, in the long term, the town should acquire more land for parking.  So said Tina Piette at an Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee meeting on Monday.

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