Kathee Burke-Gonzalez

Candidate for East Hampton Town Supervisor
Kathee Burke-Gonzalez
Kathee Burke-Gonzalez for Supervisor

Deputy Supervisor Kathee Burke-Gonzalez is currently serving her third 4-year term on the Town Board having been elected in 2013, and re-elected in 2017 and 2021. She was appointed Deputy Supervisor in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and will be running from a safe seat as her current term expires December 31, 2025.

Kathee has over 18 years of experience in elected office. Prior to her service on the Town Board, she served three terms (nine years) on the Springs School Board having been elected in 2004, and re-elected in 2007 and 2010, serving the last two years as Board president.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing/ Management from Siena College, Kathee’s advertising career spanned 30-years. She credits the strategic planning, project management and budget management skills honed during those years as critical to her success in elected office.

When asked why she was running for Town Supervisor now, she shared, “Over the last several years, we have witnessed tremendous shifts here in town – the year-round population has grown by 32%, the potential labor pool has shrunk significantly, the housing market continues to tighten, with housing getting even more expensive relative to income, some very wealthy residents have become more entitled and overly litigious, private equity investors have poured in millions of dollars buying up local businesses, all the while our older residents and those facing challenges due to low incomes have become more and more isolated. These profound shifts require a change in the way local government operates.”

Kathee believes that town government needs to be modernized so that it can operate more effectively. She has the experience, the vision and the interpersonal, organizational and communications skills to lead that effort.

Kathee is endorsed by the Working Families Party, the New York League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club of Long Island, Eleanor’s Legacy, the Newsday Editorial Board and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties, AFL-CIO.