Councilman Edmund Smyth was named deputy supervisor Monday by Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci.
The move took immediate effect.
Councilman Ed Smyth said, “I am honored to be appointed deputy supervisor. Although largely a ceremonial position, I will assist the supervisor to re-open Town Hall and provide improved services to our residents.”
Lupinacci said, “I am proud of what Councilman Smyth and I have accomplished together in three short years and we will continue to provide cost-effective, accountable government services to residents and businesses by listening to the needs of our community, taking a creative approach to problem-solving and continuing conservative budgeting practices.”
Smyth was first elected to the Town Board in 2017, the same year Lupinacci became supervisor.
In 2019, Lupinacci and Smyth proposed code changes aimed to stop the overdevelopment of apartment buildings downtown. After a lengthy public input period, sweeping measures were enacted in 2020 regulating the size and scale of new development, addressing parking congestion, promoting the local economy, and ensuring neighborhood aesthetics are preserved.
Lupinacci recently announced plans not to run again for another term as supervisor, and Smyth stepped forward to join the race. He’ll run against Democrat Rebecca Sanin.