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
Seven people vying for the chance to run against Lee Zeldin in November pitched their candidacies Saturday morning at a breakfast event hosted by Southold Democrats at the Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion.
Zeldin (R-Shirley) will seek election to a third term this fall. Democrats looking to unseat him believe he is a vulnerable incumbent, citing his allegiance to President Donald Trump, an appearance in his behalf at a campaign fundraiser by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and his postion on issues they say show he is “out of touch” with residents in New York’s First Congressional District.| read more ››
The following "Letter to the Editor" was published in the Suffolk Times Newspaper on February 1, 2018:
At the January 16th Town Board meeting, I stood before Supervisor Russell and the Town Board to recommend they take a closer look at the level of transparency, accessibility and openness in town government. I raised two specific examples: (1) I commended that Town Board meetings are webcast, and suggested that zoning, planning and work sessions be webcast as well, as these meetings are where many important decisions occur. (2) When Committees have vacancies, there should be a clear and transparent process for posting them in the most accessible ways possible, so that as many constituents as possible are aware of...| read more ››
Standing before our elected officials to speak out against injustice requires conviction and courage. But this action is imperative to democracy and an example to us all. Thank you, Christina Larkin and Margaret Ann Cowden for being that example. This is what democracy looks like.