Robin Long
Our candidate for Southampton Town Council

I have always believed in public service and am grateful that the beginning of my career afforded me invaluable training in the workings of government on the community, city and state level. Throughout my legal career, I have continued that spirit through pro bono works and community involvement. Having raised two children who are contributing to the greater good (my son is a city planner for a private developer in the area of affordable housing and my daughter is a medical doctor with the United States Army), I now am able to return to public sector in a greater role.
Having been privileged to manage many of the successful unified campaigns and the campaigns of many of our electeds, and having service First Vice Chair, I was able to see firsthand your Committee’s mission. My current governmental experience and my real estate knowledge has given me skills and insight into our Community that is necessary to effectively represent the Town and the Party. I am honored to run and serve.
Legal Experience:
Attorney at Law (Sole practitioner) 1981 – Present
Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County: Family Court Bureau 1980 – 1981
Government Experience:
Southampton Town Planning Board: 2016 – currently
Suffolk County Board of Ethics: 2012-2015
Southampton Town Housing Authority: 2021
New York City Mayor’s Community Liaison Office: 1976-1980
New York City Major’s Office of Intergovernmental Relations: 1974-1976
New York City Mayors Office of Neighborhood Government: 1973-1974
Current Democratic Political Party Positions:
Vice Chair of the NYS Democratic Committee
1st Vice Chair of the Suffolk County Democratic Committee
1st Vice Chair of the Southampton Democratic Committee
State Committee Person from the 1st AD
St. John’s University School of Law
York College of the City University
New York State Bar
United States Federal Court for the Eastern District
Suffolk County Bar Association: Sitting member of the Real Property Law committee
New York State and Suffolk County Chapter Woman’s Bar Association
Community Involvement:
Chair of the Parrish Museum Business Council Steering Committee, Southampton
Member of the Long Island Regional Board of the American Jewish Committee
Sponsor of the Robin L. Long Humanitarian Award at the Hamptons Doc Fest