Huntington, NY - February 3, 2015 - Darryl St. George, a social studies teacher at Northport High School and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, has launched an exploratory committee to assist his pursuit of running for Huntington Town Council this fall. A lifelong resident of Huntington, St. George has long been active in the community and is interested in expanding his service across the Township.
St. George, 32, is a graduate of Northport High School (2000) and holds a BA in History and an MA in Secondary Education. After teaching social studies for several years at his alma mater, St. George felt compelled to enlist in the U.S. Navy. He took a leave of absence from teaching and served in combat as a Navy corpsman with the U.S. Marines in the Helmand province of Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
St. George states:
“My work as an educator has inspired me to do more as a leader. I’ve always wanted to serve my community and work with others to make a difference. We have many challenges in front of us in Huntington, including taking government transparency to a new level, helping businesses to thrive, and keeping our families safe. It was a privilege to serve my country in the Navy and now I want to serve Huntington in much the same manner—with passion, dedication, and integrity.”
Since completing his tenure in the Navy, St. George has resumed his career as an educator at Northport High School. He has also assumed a leadership role in fighting the drug epidemic on Long Island. St. George wants to foster meaningful connections between local government and the general public. He has begun meeting with community members to examine issues of concern within the town. After completing these discussions, St. George will then determine steps to proceed with his candidacy.
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