The Job: The Town Highway Superintendent is primarily responsible for the maintenance and repair of over 200 miles of town roads and bridges in Southold Town. Additional responsibilities that come under the Highway Supt. include maintenance of town equipment, traffic lanes, installation and maintenance of catch basins for drainage control, installation of town and street signs, brush and leaf removal, sweeping, resurfacing and sealing streets, and snow removal and ice control. The Superintendent generally has the power to hire, subject to appropriations established by the town board, and direct highway department employees for the above-mentioned purposes.
The District: Southold Town encompasses Orient, East Marion, Greenport, Greenport West, Fishers Island, Southold, Peconic, Laurel, Cutchogue, and Mattituck.
The Open Seat: The Highway Superintendent position is up for reelection this cycle. The Republican Party has opted not to endorse their incumbent candidate.
Election Day: November 2, 2021
Daniel Goodwin is a lifelong resident of Cutchogue where he currently lives with his wife Kristen and young son Hunter. After completing a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, he returned home to work with a locally headquartered, leading environmental services company with a national footprint. Daniel has worked through the ranks in the company over the course of 10+ years, and has worked on a vast array of private and public sector projects in the renewable energy, industrial services, capital improvement and emergency response fields. In this work he has serviced a wide variety of customers, including but not limited to, private property owners, government and regulatory agencies, law enforcement, transportation companies, power generation plants and major utility companies in the tri-state area. He will bring that experience as well as his familiarity with budgeting, field operations and reporting to the Superintendent role. Dan strongly believes in public service and supporting the community he is proud to call home.