Dear Friend,

Happy 2018! It’s a new year, our party is under new leadership and Southold Democrats are well positioned to make great strides in the year to come.

Whether you’re a small business owner sick of the hoops and red-tape, a full-time resident concerned about the lack of accountability and transparency as a result of one-party rule, or a second home owner worried about a changing landscape, there are countless reasons to fight for Democratic leadership in this town and beyond.
And it doesn’t have to be just Southold you’re worried about to motivate you. Perhaps our current President or Representative in Congress are your greatest concerns. Southold Democrats have a crucial role to play in holding those leaders accountable and, ultimately, electing their Democratic opponents.

I believe that in order to win elections in Southold, we need to set our future candidates up for wins. To do this, we must build party's organizational infrastructure, refine and communicate our platform, and hold the GOP leadership in Southold Town accountable.

Properly capitalizing on this new opportunity and winning elections takes careful planning, organization, and financial and human resources. We hope you will join the Southold Democratic Committee in our efforts in electing leaders with Democratic values to Southold, Suffolk, New York State and the United States.

Please, make a donation, peruse our website to learn more, and sign up to get involved today. We are excited to work with you to ensure our community, and country, is led with the lasting Democratic vision we believe in.


Kathryn Casey Quigley

Latest News

Missed Opportunity


The Republican candidates swept the election by running on a platform of "proven results." What were those proven results? Before voting, or when deciding not to vote, did we not ask ourselves that question? Some of the most basic issues facing the town have not been addressed in any meaningful way in a long time.| read more ››

Southold Democrats: It ain’t over yet


Southold Democrats have announced that they are not conceding a loss for town council candidate Mary Eisenstein or highway superintendent candidate Eugene Wesnofske until the absentee ballots are counted by the county board of elections.

“There are currently 517 uncounted absentee ballots at the Board of Elections, which could potentially swing one or both of those races in the favor of our candidates,” the Southold Democrats’ campaign manager Kathryn Casey Quigley said in a statement.

Unofficial results published by the Suffolk County Board of Elections show Eisenstein trailing Republican incumbent Robert Ghosio by 123 votes in balloting tabulated by voting machines on Tuesday. Republican incumbent highway superintendent Vincent Orlando leads Wesnofske by 287 votes.

Southold Republican leader Peter McGreevy...|

Understanding the November 7 Ballot


Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the November 7th ballot here in Southold Town. 

  • As you can see, the Democratic line is the first line on the ballot and is also referred to as "Row A" 
  • We are asking you to vote ONLY Row A  in this year's election.
  • The ballot says "vote for any 2" for the position of Assessor and "Vote for any 3" for the position of Trustee. But you don't need to vote for all the
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Protecting quality of life on the North Fork: town council candidates on the issues

Mary Eisenstein and Debbie O'Kane for Town Board

Quality of life on the North Fork was center stage at a community forum featuring candidates for town council and town trustee Saturday morning in Orient.

Questions for council candidates submitted by residents focused on the ever-increasing traffic volume clogging local roadways from spring through late autumn, on the impacts of vineyards and “agritainment” venues on local residents, the proliferation of short-term rentals and “McMansions,” the implications of the shortage of affordable housing, and the environmental impacts of development.

The forum, jointly hosted by the East Marion Community Association and the Orient Association, packed Poquatuck Hall Saturday morning.

The program was split into three blocks. During the first hour, the four council candidates answered three questions apiece posed by moderators Bob Hanlon, Orient...| read more ››