Officers

2018 OFFICERS

President

Dawn Marie Kuhn

Occupation: Political Consultant: Owner of Right View Strategies
Education: Student- Columbia University; Quantitative Methods in Social Science (Current)
M.A.- Fordham University; Elections and Campaign Management 2017
M.A.- Brooklyn College; Public Administration/ Urban Development 2012
B.A.- St. Joseph’s College; Social Science 2009
Advanced Regents Diploma; Connetquot High school 2005
Extra Curricula’s: Islip Town Republican Committee- Committeemen, New York State Young Republicans,- Campaign Committee, Alpha Sigma Nu, East End Republican Club-Recording Secretary, American Association of Political Consultants.
Recognition's: 2016 Pollie Award, 2017 Young Republican Woman of the Year, 2017 AAPC Scholar of the Year, 2014 Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce 30 under 30
Favorite Politician: Marco Rubio/Thomas Jefferson/ George W. Bush/ Dana Perino
Quote: “They Misunderestimate Me.”- George W Bush
“If you don’t like how the table is set, turn over the table.”- Francis J. Underwood

Vice President

Kimberly Scalice

Occupation: Legislative Aide for Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi; 10th District
Extra Carriculars: Past Chairwoman of the Islip Town Young Republicans;
Committeewoman for the Islip Republican Committee;
Member of FEMA’s Suffolk County Emergency Response Team; CPR and First Aid Certified;
SCYR Recognitions: 2015 Suffolk County Young Republican Woman of the Year
Education: Degrees in Interior Design, Business Administration, and is currently in progress towards a degree in Engineering Sciences.
Quotes: "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much."
"Success comes with cans, failure with cants."

Treasurer

Daniel Genzale

Occupation: Airline Pilot
Education: Master of Business Administration - St. John’s University - 2018
Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management - University of Notre Dame - 2009
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - 2007
Extra-Curricula’s: Free & Accepted Masons, Amityville Lodge #977. Sigma Iota Epsilon. Air Line Pilots Association, International; Master Executive Council Base Representative and Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman; Local Executive Council Vice Chairman; Board of Directors Member.
Favorite Politician: Ronald Reagan
Quotes: “There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.” – President Ronald Reagan

Recording Secretary

Shawn Hyms

Education: Advanced Reagents Diploma Sachem North High School – 2009
Extra-Curricula’s: Politics, video games, card games
Favorite Politician: Dwight Eisenhower
Quotes: "Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
"Never, never, never give up."
"Treat others the way you want to be treated"

Corresponding Secretary

Drew Dresser

Occupation: Algorithmic Trader at Black Systems LLC
Education: B.S. in Finance projected February 2018
Extra Curricular: Corresponding Secretary of the Suffolk County Young Republicans
Favorite Politician: Theodore Roosevelt
Quote: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

Parliamentarian

DANIEL J. GARBARINO

Occupation: Restaurateur, food serves consultant, product development, and chef Education: Bayport Blue-Point High School High School Diploma (2002) Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Entrepreneurship (2006) Associate Degree in Culinary Arts (2004)
Extra-Curricula’s: Islip Town Director, Suffolk County Young Republicans Committeemen for the Islip Republican Committee Active Member, East End Republican Club Active Member, American Culinary Federation Favorite Politician: Ronald Reagan
Quotes: “A great restaurant doesn't distinguish itself by how few mistakes it makes but by how well they handle those mistakes” - Danny Meyer "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." -RONALD REAGAN

Sergeant at Arms

Doug Smith

Educator, Small Business Owner, and Chief of Staff to New York State Assemblyman Al Graf

Past President (2016-2017)

Lindsay Blaszcyk

Occupation: Middle School ELA/ Literacy Teacher- South Country CSD
Education: M.A.- Literacy and Cognition (5-12) St. Joseph’s College -2014
B.A.- English Secondary Education (7-12)/ Social Sciences St. Joseph’s College- 2010
Advanced Reagents Diploma Eastport-South Manor High School – 2006
Extra-Curricula’s: Lions Club, My nephews and niece, my students, politics, reading, crafts, and watching “vintage” shows.
Favorite Politician: Barry Goldwater
Quotes: “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”
“Do not look down on anyone, unless you are looking down to help them up.”
“Love the life you live.”
“I am jealous of LOVE, she can reach so many people and I can’t.”

Past President (2014 to 2015)

Sean Rogan

Occupation: Aide to New York State Senator Phil Boyle
Education: Hofstra University - Marketing
Extra Curriculars: Eastern Region Vice Chair, New York State Young Republicans, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Huntington Chamber of Commerce Top 30 young Professionals Under 30, 2014.
Favorite Politician: Ronald Reagan
Quote: "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions"- President Ronald Reagan

Past Presidents

  • Joseph Latini
    2005-2006
  • Chris Como
    2007-2008
  • Daniel Panico
    2009-2010
  • Chris Como
    2010-2011
  • Michelle DiBrita
    2011-2012
  • John Doyle
    2013-2014
  • Sean Rogan
    2014-2015