Elections & Politics

Democratic Primary: David Gruber Went from Investor to Political Guru

David Gruber ran for East Hampton Town supervisor in 2001, losing by 185 votes, and served as Democratic Committee chair from 2001 to 2004.

Democratic Primary: For David Lys, Public Campaigns Are Nothing New

Mr. Lys dove into civic life here, helping to found Citizens for Access Rights (CfAR), prompted by homeowner associations’ attempts to keep the public from reaching the ocean beach in Napeague, in 2009.

‘Make Your Voice Heard’ with League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will co-sponsor a program with the East Hampton Library, titled, “Make Your Voice Heard,” on Monday, September 17.

Corrections Officers, Planned Parenthood Endorse Thiele

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes (PPESV) PAC Endorsement Committee and the Suffolk County Correction Officers Association for the upcoming November election.
John Jermain Memorial Library Sag Harbor

Four for Three Seats on Library Board

Four people filed nominating forms by the deadline last Friday, August 24, to run for the John Jermain Memorial Library Board of Trustees in the library election and budget vote set for next month.

Gruber Tossed From Independence Party Line in East Hampton Town Board Race

A Suffolk County Supreme Court judge on Friday tossed out the town board candidate petition filed by the East Hampton Independence Party on behalf of David Gruber.A Suffolk County Supreme Court judge on Friday tossed the town board candidate petition filed by the East Hampton Independence Party on behalf of David Gruber. 
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Zeldin Announces Endorsements from 18 East End Elected Officials

The Zeldin for Congress campaign announced this week that Congressman Lee Zeldin has received 18 endorsements from elected officials in the five East End towns.

New Court Date Set for Gruber Petition Challenge

New York State Supreme Court Justice Carol MacKenzie set Friday, August 24 for another hearing on a lawsuit alleging that signatures were forged on David Gruber’s petition to become the Independence Party candidate for East Hampton Town Board in the upcoming November election.

Thiele Receives Union Endorsements

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has earned the endorsement of the Civil Service Employees Association and the New York State United Teachers, a federation of more than 1,200 local unions.

Lawsuit Charges Fraud in East Hampton Election Petitions

Manny Vilar, the Republican Party nominee for a seat on the East Hampton Town Board, and Independence Party member Gerard Larsen, have filed a lawsuit alleging that Independence Party members falsified petition signatures in support of David Gruber

Thiele Earns Endorsements from Five Different Political Parties

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele has been endorsed by five separate political parties in his 2018 bid for re-election.

Primary Battle Set for East Hampton Town Board

Roiling division among Democrats in East Hampton Town has set the stage for a September primary race for candidates hoping to run under the party banner for a one-year term on the East Hampton Town Board.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin

Government: Zeldin Endorsed, Pedestrian Safety, Cupola Restored

According to the Zeldin for Congress campaign, the incumbent Republican Congressman has collected endorsements from 12 local unions in his re-election bid.

Government: Zeldin Endorsed by Builders, CPF Passes $9 Million, Water Conservation in Water

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has endorsed Lee Zeldin for a third term in Congress.

Gruber Plans to Force Democratic Primary to Challenge Lys

David Gruber, an East Hampton attorney and former town Democratic Party Committee chairman, announced this week he will try to force a September primary for the party’s nomination for councilman in November’s town board race.

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