Incumbent East Hampton Democrats Will Seek Re-election

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East Hampton Town Supervisor-elect Peter Van Scoyoc is sworn-in by Town Clerk Carole Brennan during the swearing-in ceremony of new East Hampton Town Board members on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Three sitting members of the East Hampton Town Board have announced intentions to seek nominations from the East Hampton Democratic Committee to run for re-election.

Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, Councilwoman Sylvia Overby and Councilman David Lys all expressed their interest during a meeting of the committee last Monday, January 14.

Mr. Van Scoyoc is seeking his second term as supervisor, and indicated in a press release his priorities are “to continue the protection of ground and surface waters through legislative efforts and water quality improvement projects, and to continue the town’s renewable energy efforts.”

For Ms. Overby, it would be her third term on the board. She said in a statement she wants to continue working on affordable housing and long-term planning.

For Mr. Lys, who was first appointed to a vacant town board seat last January and won a special election to a one-year term in November, it would be his first full term. He has pledged to “work for a sound economy for young families to have jobs and an affordable place to bring up their families.”

Cate Rogers, the committee’s chairwoman, said in an interview Tuesday the committee has only just started formally screening candidates ahead of its February 13 convention.

“I’m thrilled that our incumbents are running, but the decision to nominate is made by the entire committee,” she said. “All candidates will screen in front of the entire committee. We’ll have our convention and the entire committee will vote.”

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