Welcome!

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

Protecting quality of life on the North Fork: town council candidates on the issues

Mary Eisenstein and Debbie O'Kane for Town Board
Oct
17
2017

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 ››

Suffolk to crack down on adults serving teens alcohol, Sini says

Jun
28
2017

Suffolk County police will crack down on adults who serve alcohol to minors over the summer, when rates of underage drinking spike, officials said Wednesday.

Last year, Suffolk County strengthened its social host law — which holds adults liable for knowingly permitting underage drinking in their homes — to allow greater enforcement, police Commissioner Timothy Sini said at a news conference at police headquarters in Yaphank. The change made a first offense a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $500 fine, rather than a violation.

Bolstering the law was an effort to prevent the emergency room visits, car accidents, deaths and other issues that result from underage drinking, Sini said.

“This is a public health issue,” he said. “We will...| read more ››

Familiar names dot Southold Town Democratic ticket

May
25
2017

Even in a year with no Democratic incumbents on the ballot, the Southold town committee has assembled a slate of candidates with familiar names.

Of the party’s six nominees for town office, three have run in the past, including a recent candidate for town supervisor and two prior Town Board hopefuls.

“I’m elated,” said town Democratic committee chairman Art Tillman. “I think this is the strongest ticket that we’ve had in the three decades I’ve been involved.”

Perhaps most notable, however, is that the Democrats have opted to leave nearly half their side of the ballot empty, including not nominating a candidate for the town justice seat being vacated by retiring Judge Bill Price.

The Democrats will also not...| read more ››