Meet Trish

Trish is an established media personality who later became a councilwoman in Islip for over 12 years. She is bringing her wide range of her experience to Suffolk County government, running for the 10th District Seat on the Board of Legislators.

An award-winning investigative journalist, Trish covered numerous stories that deeply affected our community, including an exposé of contaminated land on Long Island, an in-depth report on the drug problem plaguing our youth, and a moving segment on the valiant efforts of our uniformed men and women on September 11th. In addition, her hands-on experience as a street reporter brought her to the front lines of some pressing issues, including runaway taxes, crime, and the need for sustainable housing.

Trish Bergin grew up in Ronkonkoma and is a graduate of Connetquot High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts from New York Institute of Technology where she graduated Cum Laude, and she received a full scholarship to the school’s Master’s Program, where she earned a Master of Arts. As a journalist, she worked at News 12 Long Island, CBS, Inside Edition and Fox News Channel’s Strategy Room. Trish has spent the last 12 years fighting for her constituents in the Town of Islip, and now she wants to fight for the residents of Suffolk County. Trish currently resides in East Islip with her four children.

A proven Leader who cares

  • Three term Islip Town Councilwoman

  • Helped Islip achieve a AAA bond rating

  • Supports local law enforcement for safer neighborhoods

  • Cut wasteful government spending

  • Committed to reduce the tax burden on residents and businesses

  • Favors TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release)


Lower Taxes

“Taxes are too high for our families and businesses. I will work hard to make it affordable to live in Suffolk County.”

Protect Our Parks

“I know how important it is to keep Suffolk’s parks, beaches and open space a top priority, not just for us, but for future generations.”

Support Our Businesses

“Suffolk must make it easier for industries, large and small, to get an edge and create a stronger Long Island economy.”


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What Are Your Accomplishments?
As a sitting Councilwoman, I helped to secure AAA bond rating for the residents of the Town of Islip. I will continue to maintain fiscal integrity and will strive to bring Suffolk County out of its current situation which unfortunately is near junk bond status. Ways in which I helped to accomplish a AAA bond rating for Islip was by selling surplus government-owned property and putting that land back on the tax roles. On behalf of Islip residents, I also spearheaded an effort to privatize what was once government-funded drug and alcohol programs payed for by taxpayers and placed those patients in not-for-profit free programs which saved taxpayers nearly 3 million dollars, while holding job fairs to get all displaced employees into good-paying private sector jobs, while maintaining the vital services needed for those patients.
What are Your Top Concerns for District 10?
The fiscal instability of Suffolk County is my top priority. Another priority is water quality. Long Island is a beautiful place to live in large part due to the nautical nature of our surroundings. It is part of the driving force behind our economy. We must take water quality serious before it’s too late.
How would you describe your fiscal perspective on handling budgets and tax payer money? What can residents expect from you from a budgetary standpoint?
As a sitting councilwoman for 12 years in the Town of Islip I have been a fiscal watchdog. I will continue my efforts if elected to the 10th legislative district.
On crime and policing, where do you stand on the role of police in local Suffolk communities and police funding?
Our men and women in blue put their life on the line for our communities everday. I will support law enforcement to keep them safe as they work hard to keep us safe.


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