According to an email sent out by Southampton Town Republican Chairman Ernest Wruck today, June 6, Councilman Chris Nuzzi has decided not to accept the GOP nomination for Southampton Town Supervisor.
Wruck still believes Nuzzi to be “the best choice for the people of Southampton,” according to the statement, but said he is “confident that the remaining republican ticket will move forward to offer the residents of Southampton a clear choice against higher spending and taxing, which are job and business killers for the town.”
Nuzzi would have been up against incumbent Anna Throne-Holst (Ind.), who accepted the Democratic Party nomination two weeks ago.
The GOP will now be conducting interviews for new supervisor candidates—a process that will include “non-political community leaders,” according to Wruck’s written statement—and it will begin to investigate its legal options for removing Nuzzi’s name from its ballot.