The 2nd Assembly District includes all of East Hampton and Southampton towns, as well as eastern Brookhaven Town. Due to redistricting, it will become the 1st Assembly District in January.
A graduate of Pierson High School in Sag Harbor and Southampton College, Mr. Thiele earned his law degree from the Albany Law School and was first elected to the State Assembly in 1995. He has three children, Michael, Jeffrey and Josephine.
In 2009, Mr. Thiele switched from the Republican Party to the Independence Party, a move he said that has allowed him to better serve his... more