Lee Zeldin
2018 Elections

Zeldin Wins Third Term; Incumbent State Leaders Re-Elected

[caption id="attachment_54243" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Lee Zeldin[/caption] Congressman Lee Zeldin has been re-elected to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Zeldin, a Republican who bet on the popularity of President Donald Trump in the East End's First Congressional District, staunchly supporting the president on many domestic and foreign policy issues, took home 52.47 percent of the vote. Democratic challenger Perry Gershon took home 46.41 percent. "In Congress, I
Jay Schneiderman (left) and John M. Kennedy (right) in a September debate sponsored by the Hampton Bays Civic Association.
2018 Elections Politics

In Other Races…

[caption id="attachment_54194" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Jay Schneiderman (left) and John M. Kennedy (right) in a September debate sponsored by the Hampton Bays Civic Association.[/caption] Southampton Supe Seeks County Seat Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who spent 12 years as a Suffolk County Legislator before he was term-limited out and became Southampton’s supervisor, is seeking this fall to get back to county offices in Hauppauge. Mr. Schneiderman, a Democrat, is seeking to
Perry Gershon and Lee Zeldin
2018 Elections

A Rare Congressional Face-Off in the Midst of National Anguish

[caption id="attachment_54148" align="alignnone" width="600"] Perry Gershon and Lee Zeldin[/caption] The Hampton Bays High School auditorium was packed to the gills, with an overflow crowd watching on television in the cafeteria, as the two candidates for Congress in our First Congressional District faced off in their only free and public East End debate Monday night. Incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin is seeking his third term in office, while his challenger, Democrat
Gregory Fischer and Kenneth LaValle
2018 Elections

In State Races: And Now, To Send Lawmakers to Albany

While federal elections are in the spotlight this fall, New York State Senate and Assembly candidates are also up for election this year. On the South Fork, State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr., an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats and has been in office since 1995, is facing off against Republican candidate Patrick O’Connor, a first-time candidate and member of the Southampton Town Republican Committee who has a history
Left: Lee Zeldin. Right: Perry Gershon
2018 Elections

Congressional Candidates Focus on Long Island’s Response to a Warming Climate

[caption id="attachment_53793" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Left: Lee Zeldin. Right: Perry Gershon[/caption] The fate of our warming planet, in light of the United Nations’ dire report last week on the acceleration of climate change, was very much on the minds of environmentalists at this year’s New York League of Conservation Voters congressional candidate forum in Riverhead Monday night. Throughout the evening, Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin highlighted his work helping allocate federal money
Democratic Congressional Candidate Perry Gershon spoke at Monday's Hampton Bays Civic Association meeting.
2018 Elections Politics

In Hampton Bays, Gershon Lays Out Case for Congress

[caption id="attachment_53462" align="alignnone" width="600"] Democratic Congressional Candidate Perry Gershon spoke at Monday's Hampton Bays Civic Association meeting.[/caption] As of press time Sept. 25, just four debates are on the calendar, all in late October, for residents of the First Congressional District to hear from the candidates vying for a seat in the House of Representatives. The Peconic River Sportsman’s Club annual Meet the Candidate Night, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept.