Elections & Politics

Lys, Vilar Feeling Confident as Election Day Approaches

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.

LaValle Urges Opponent ‘To Focus’ On ‘One Thing’ to ‘Effectuate a Change’

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.

Veteran Assemblyman Spars With First-Time GOP Challenger

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.

Candidates for Congress Exchange Barbs in Public Debate

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.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Absentee Ballot Issues Abound in First Congressional District Race

Absentee ballots took center stage this week in the race between incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin and challenger Perry Gershon. 

Lys and Vilar Face Off on Airport, Pollution

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.

League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Debates

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host two more candidate debates in advance of the Tuesday, November 6 election.

Congressional, State Senate and Assembly Candidates Up for Debate

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.

Lys, Vilar Present Views on Morality

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.

Deadline for Voter Registration Is October 12

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.

Thiele Endorsed by Sierra Club

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.

New JJML Series Kicks Off with Discussion about Democracy’s Vibrancy

John Avlon and Sally Susman will host a discussion that will probe the question “What keeps a democracy vibrant?” on Saturday, October 13, at Sag Harbor’s John Jermain Memorial Library in a new event series, the Wagner Dialogues.

O’Connor, Thiele Make Case for Noyac Residents’ Votes on Election Day

The two candidates seeking to represent New York State’s first Assembly district introduced themselves to the Noyac Civic Council on Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Trump Tweets Support for Zeldin in Congressional Race

President Donald J. Trump announced via Twitter last week his support for Congressman Lee Zeldin in his re-election bid for the 1st Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives.

East Hampton Clericus, VotehamptonNY to Host Town Board Debate

The Reverend Walter Silva Thompson, the East Hampton Clericus and VotehamptonNY will hold a forum for East Hampton Town Board candidates David Lys and Manny Vilar on Thursday, October 11, at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church.

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