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 ››
Statement by Kathryn Casey Quigley at 1/16/18 Town Board Meeting
Good evening, my name is Kathryn Casey Quigley. I am the recently elected Chair of the Southold Town Democratic Committee. I am here this evening to formally introduce myself to Supervisor Russell and our Town Board. I thank you for your service to our town, and look forward to following your work and efforts as our elected representatives, in the months ahead.
While there are probably issues about which we disagree, there is undoubtedly also much that unites us. One of those unifying aspects is likely that the foundation of our democracy depends on an engaged citizenry. So I thank you for allowing me to be here....| read more ››
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...| read more ››