Larry Cantwell bio

Bio: Larry Cantwell, Town of East Hampton, Supervisor


Larry Cantwell is a lifelong resident and the Supervisor of the Town of East Hampton, currently serving in his second two-year term, having taken office in January 2014. In his first term, he led a Town Board that preserved open space in every hamlet of Town, prioritized coastal resiliency planning and shoreline protection, established the ambitious goal of making East Hampton energy independent, and upgraded infrastructure, among other achievements. As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Fiscal Officer, he also oversaw the continued improvement of the Town’s financial condition, including a credit rating upgrade.

Previously, Mr. Cantwell served as the East Hampton Village Administrator for three decades. He has also served as a Town Councilman, helping start the Town’s first affordable housing program; and has also been a Town Planning Board member; Chairman of the Town Housing Authority; and a Governor’s appointee to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.