Dan Panico was sworn in as. the new Brookhaven Town Supervisor during an inaugural ceremony in the auditorium at Brookhaven Town Hall on January 8. The oath of office was administered by the Honorable Timothy P. Mazzei.
Prior to being elected in November 2023, Panico served as town councilman in the 6th Council District. He was elected to that position in a special election on March 9, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the untimely death of his close friend and former councilman, Keith Romaine.
As a former member of the Brookhaven Town Planning Board, Panico helped shape the character of Brookhaven to ensure that development was done so in a responsible manner. Always with an eye on the taxpayer, the environment, the will of the community and rights of the property owner. As a Senior Deputy Suffolk County Clerk, he worked cooperatively with the courts and managed both Supreme and County Court cases to provide for the orderly and efficient entry and filing of record-breaking litigation.
Panico said he is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents in the Town of Brookhaven. He is fighting to cut taxes and spending, reining in the size of government, bringing greater accountability and transparency to government, and creating first-class parks and recreational facilities for all Brookhaven Town residents. As a fiscal conservative, he has been advocating for reduced government spending in all levels of government. His primary focus has been to lower the tax burden on all residents, particularly focusing on reducing the cost of government.