Sean Walter married his high school “sweetheart” Cathleen in 1990. He and his wife Cathleen settled in Wading River in 1992 in a small community named Lewin Hills. Over the past 17 years his family has grown. They now have three children Zachary15, Timothy 11 and Gregory 7.
Sean Walter attended college at Sullivan County Community College where he graduated in 1986 with an Associates of Science Degree. Sean transferred to the State University of New York at Binghamton where he earned a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science in 1988.
After graduation Sean took a job with the Town of Brookhaven Department of Waste Management where he helped the Town of Brookhaven implement their solid waste recycling program and was responsible for sampling and monitoring the groundwater in and around the Town’s Landfill.
In 1992, Sean was hired as the Environmental Manager for the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard located in Westhampton Beach. Sean’s primary duties were to establish a comprehensive environmental program for all aspects of the Air Guard Base. This included a multi-million dollar environmental cleanup program and the construction of a sewage treatment plant at Gabreski Airport.
In 1996, Sean took a leave of absence from the Air National Guard Base to attend St. John’s Law School. He graduated St. John’s Law School cum laude in 1999. In 2000 Sean was hired as a Deputy Town Attorney by Town Supervisor Robert F. Kozakiewicz to assist the Town Attorney in all phases of Town litigation.
During his tenure as a Deputy Town Attorney Sean was appointed to be the Farmland and Open Space Manager for the Town. This was a very successful farmland preservation period during the Town’s history. Under Sean’s leadership the Town purchased almost 1,000 acres of farmland and preserved several critical wetland areas.
Sean left the Town Attorney’s office in January of 2006 and started a law practice in Wading River. The primary concentration of the practice involves land use as well as real estate, estates and litigation.
Sean has always been active in the community. He was the former Riverhead Conservative Party Leader. In addition, he is an active member of Riverhead Rotary, the Knights of Columbus and is part of the children’s liturgy team at St. John the Baptist in Wading River.
“It was a pleasure to serve the Town of Riverhead as a Deputy Town Attorney. I look forward to running an issue oriented campaign which will give people a reason to elect me to the position of Town Supervisor.”