Elections & Politics

East Hampton GOP Elects Reginald Cornelia as Chairman

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee on April 13 formally elected Reginald Cornelia as chairman. He will complete the remainder of the term of former Chairman Tom Knobel who stepped down last month.

Donald Trump To Appear in Patchogue Next Week

Donald Trump is aggressively moving to boost his already-high profile on Long Island as the countdown ticks down to the hotly contested New York State presidential primary on April 19.

Independence Party Endorses Dave Calone For Congress

On Tuesday, the Independence Party of Suffolk County announced it has decided to support Long Island businessman and former federal prosecutor Dave Calone in...

Democratic Congressional Hopefuls Say Defeating Zeldin Must Be Priority

With the national political landscape coming into sharper focus on Tuesday with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump tightening their grips on their parties’ nominations for president with big Super Tuesday primary victories, a pair of candidates faced off in Southampton for the right to challenge first-term GOP Congressman Lee Zeldin in November.

Environmentalists Endorse Calone

The Long Island Environmental Voters Forum had endorsed businessman and former Suffolk County Planning Commission Chairman David Calone in the Democratic Congressional Primary to...

Anna Throne-Holst Endorsed by U.S. Senator Gillibrand

The campaign of Anna Throne-Holst, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Lee Zeldin for Congress, received a major boost this week when she was endorsed by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Yastrzemski and Lofstad To Face Off in Special Election in January

Democrat Julie Lofstad and Republican Richard Yastrzemski will face each other in a special election in January to fill a Southampton Town Board seat left vacant following the resignation of former Councilman Brad Bender last month.

Schneiderman, Scalera, Bouvier Win in Southampton

Jay Schneiderman cruised to an easy victory on Tuesday over Richard Yastrzemski to become Southampton Town supervisor. Mr. Schneiderman, an Independence Party member who was endorsed by the Democrats, will be joined on the town board by Democrat John Bouvier. Incumbent Republican Councilwoman Christine Scalera led all town board candidates to win a second four-year term.

Cantwell Earns Another Term as Supervisor in East Hampton

There will be no changes to the dais in East Hampton for another two years in East Hampton, according to the unofficial results posted by the Suffolk County Board of Elections, which show that incumbent East Hampton Supervisor Larry Cantwell has won a second term at the helm of the town board by a commanding lead, taking 67.9-percent of the vote with 3,611 ballots cast in his favor.

Election Guide 2015: Suffolk County Legislator, 2nd Legislative District

The legislator for the 2nd Legislative District represents the 250 square miles from Montauk Point to Center Moriches at the county seats in Riverhead and Hauppauge. The 2015 salary for legislator was $99,073, with the deputy presiding officer making $110,872.

Election Guide 2015: Southampton Town Supervisor

The supervisor in Southampton is the chief administrative and fiscal officer of the 295.6-square mile town. The terms are two years long in Southampton, as well, and candidates may serve four terms. The salary last year was $104,040.

Election Guide 2015: Southampton Town Board

Like in East Hampton, the council members serve four-year terms and do not have term limits. Seeing as there are 16 hamlets and seven villages within the town, each member of the board acts as liaison to a few hamlets, and their salary last year was $62,000.

Election Guide 2015: East Hampton Town Board

Four board members, along with the supervisor, make up the town board, where the town’s legislative power lies.

Election Guide 2015: East Hampton Town Supervisor

The supervisor in East Hampton is the chief fiscal officer and presiding member of the town board for the five hamlets in the 70-square mile town.

Endorsements, Contributions for Throne-Holst

The national elections are still a year and a half away, but Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, who announced in May she would challenge freshman Republican U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, has been lining up the endorsements.

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