With Democrats capturing a majority of the State Senate on Tuesday, and retaining their hold over the State Assembly, the party now controls all three levels of state government in Albany.
Democrats took back the House of Representatives after eight years in the minority on Election Day but the party’s momentum did not extend to the First Congressional District on New York.
Incumbent East Hampton Town Board candidate David Lys, running as a Democrat, on Tuesday held off a challenge from his Republican opponent, Manny Vilar, with nearly 70 percent voter approval across East Hampton Town.
Perry Gershon, the Democratic candidate running to represent the First Congressional District, on Sunday said one of his campaign signs had been vandalized with a spray-painted swastika.
The East Hampton Town Board special election is to fill the final year of the four-year term vacated when former board member Peter Van Scoyoc was elected town supervisor in 2017.
State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle admonished his challenger, Greg Fischer of Calverton, at a debate at the Hampton Bays Senior Center hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons on Thursday, October 25.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons sponsored the debate between New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who is seeking his 12th two-year term in office, and first-time candidate Patrick O’Connor of Shinnecock Hills.
Even as they both called for bipartisan cooperation and national healing, Congressman Lee Zeldin and his challenger Perry Gershon clashed repeatedly during a 90-minute debate before an audience packed with their supporters in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium Monday night.
Absentee ballots took center stage this week in the race between incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin and challenger Perry Gershon.
Two clear points of disagreement emerged from the nuts-and-bolts responses offered by East Hampton Town Board candidates David Lys and Manny Vilar in response to questions during a 90-minute debate sponsored by the East Hampton Group for Good Government and the East Hampton Library on Tuesday night.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host two more candidate debates in advance of the Tuesday, November 6 election.
The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host a debate on Thursday, October 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. for candidates running for state senate and assembly.
The Republican and Democratic candidates seeking a one-year term on the East Hampton Town Board in the November 6 special election had the chance to put their personal and political values on display last Thursday.
Today, October 12, is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6 general election. Prospective voters must be 18 or older by the date of the election, must be a United States citizen and meet other criteria to become a registered voter.
New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has been endorsed by the Sierra Club in his re-election big in the First Assembly District, his campaign announced this week.