Southampton Democrats Announce Their Slate

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Southampton Town Board incumbent Tommy John Schiavoni. DANA SHAW

Incumbent Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who is seeking his fourth and final two-year term in office, will lead the Democratic slate in the town election this fall.

Joining Mr. Schneiderman on the ticket for Town Board will be incumbent Tommy John Schiavoni of North Haven and Robin Long of Hampton Bays, an attorney with an office in Southampton.

The Democrats have nominated Tom Neely, who currently serves as the town’s director of public transportation and traffic safety, as their candidate to replace incumbent Superintendent of Highways Alex Gregor, an Independence Party member who announced he would not seek a fourth, four-year term. In the past, Mr. Gregor had been cross-endorsed by the Democrats, but he lost that backing after challenging Mr. Schneiderman for supervisor on the Independence line in a 2019 primary. Although Mr. Gregor won that primary, he lost in the general election.

With Justice Deborah Kooperstein retiring this year, the Democrats have nominated two new candidates for town justice, Adam Grossman, who is currently the chairman of the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, and Shari Oster, an attorney with a Southampton practice.

For Trustee, the Democrats have chosen two incumbents, Bill Pell and Ann Welker, as well as Andy Brosnan, Martha Reichert and William Peckham. Mr. Pell has been cross-endorsed by the Republicans.

The Democrats have also cross-endorsed incumbent Town Clerk Sundy Schermeyer.

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