Former Southampton Town Supervisor Patrick “Skip” Heaney is again roaming the corridors of Town Hall.
The Southampton Business Alliance announced this week that Mr. Heaney will be the small business-advocacy group’s new legislative director, responsible for keeping tabs on town government and ensuring that local business owners have a voice in the crafting of legislation that could affect economic development.
“I’m looking forward to using my skills and experience on behalf of the town’s business community as we work to achieve consensus with our local and regional government on how best to preserve and protect our environment while fostering a thriving economy,” Mr. Heaney said in a release.
Mr. Heaney was a Southampton Town Trustee for two years before being elected to the Town Board. He served nine years as a town councilman, from 1992 to 2001, and then six years as supervisor before being defeated by Linda Kabot in a Republican Party primary in 2007. From 2008 to 2011 he served as Suffolk County Commissioner of Economic Development and Workforce Housing.
Mr. Heaney, who lives in East Quogue, was one of the founding members of the SBA. He owned the Hurricane Fence Company in East Quogue for 30 years.