By the midterm elections earlier this month, Ms. Morris’s house had become ground zero for a get-out-the-vote operation that drew dozens of volunteers from across the South Fork. Main Street Conversations and its friends had become a well-oiled political-action machine, one of several local political groups and single volunteers energized to resist the Trump presidency from its beginning by supporting his opposition on Election Day.
Southampton Town supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who mounted a campaign for Suffolk County comptroller this year, has not yet conceded that race.
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.