The Southampton Town Board passed a resolution to hire current Councilwoman Christine Preston Scalera as a deputy town attorney in January when she steps down from her councilwoman position. Following two four-year terms, Preston Scalera was term-limited.
“I’m happy to continue working for the people of Southampton,” Preston Scalera said. “My interests have always been to assure our constituents we are protecting their environment, their neighborhoods, and keeping the Town of Southampton the beautiful place they call home.”
Before running for town council, she worked in the Southampton Town attorney’s office as a deputy attorney. Prior to that she worked in the attorney’s office for Brookhaven Town as chief deputy town attorney.
“We know how talented Christine is as an attorney and we want to keep her involved in protecting the Town of Southampton,” Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “She will be working closely with our public safety and police departments where she has great insight and experience. She will be a tremendous resource for the rown.”
Preston Scalera begins her job at the beginning of January.