Wayne grew up on the Great South Bay and remembers learning to swim on the Bay, sailing, and clamming. “The Bay is a billion dollar asset that now needs to be saved”. He wants to explore ways and means of increasing the flushing action and exchange of water to the bay. He believes that along with remediation efforts on the mainland and increased water flow, the bay will rejuvenate. Wayne’s background in public service has included positions with NYS Office of Parks and Recreation and as the Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, a district including communities along the Great South Bay. In addition, he served as a longtime Councilman for the Town of Babylon. He has a Doctorate and Masters degree from St. John’s University in Modern World History as well as a Masters from Bernard Baruch College in Public Administration.