Greetings and welcome to the Southold Democratic Party web site.

Your arrival here perhaps indicates you, like us, have a strong interest in Southold and are not satisfied with the status quo. Ours is a Party of many dedicated individuals whose backgrounds and interests are varied. Together we monitor political activities in Southold Town and attempt to stay watchful for changes that are hurtful to the environment and character of our beautiful Town. Many of our members are rather recent arrivals who bring with them a wealth of experience and talent gained elsewhere. We welcome all and know diversity in our Party is our great strength. We ask you to consider joining us. There will be a respected place for you and all attempts will be made to have you contribute in your areas of interest.
Please give me a call or contact one of our members.

Art Tillman, Chairman
Southold Town Democratic Committee
631-298-9587 or caylea30@aol.com

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 ››