Bontempi Re-Elected to Legislature; Sanin Defeats Esteban

Suffolk County Legislator Stephanie Bontempi defeated Democratic challenger Dr. Eve Meltzer Krief Tuesday in a hotly contested vote in the 18th District. Democrat Rebecca Sanin ousted first-term legislator Manuel Esteban in the 16th, while legislative incumbents Tom Donnelly (D-17th), Rob Trotta (R-13th), who ran unopposed, Read More …

Republicans Lupinacci, Mari Elected to Town Board; Raia, Guthman Re-Elected

Huntington residents elected two Republican women to the Town Board on Tuesday, according to unofficial tallies from the Suffolk County Board of Elections. Theresa Mari and Brooke Lupinacci defeated Democrats Don McKay and Jen Hebert, turning the board all-Republican. The two will succeed incumbents Joan Read More …

Campaigns Down to the Wire Ahead of Tuesday Vote

Early voting ended Sunday, leaving just one day–Tuesday–for residents to cast their ballots. Election Day means voters go to their usual voting places to decide on two members of the Huntington Town Board, one Suffolk County legislator, a town clerk and a tax receiver. To Read More …

Campaign 2023: Signs Defaced, Candidate Portrayed as Devil

If it’s October, it must be time for election season complaints about bad behavior. Members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are complaining about social media or on-the-ground behavior. Republican town chairman Tom McNally provided photos of two GOP signs that had been defaced Read More …

Campaign 2023: Early Voting About to Start but Candidates Soldier On

If your favorite–or least favorite–candidate is looking a little tired, don’t be surprised. The election for town, county and judicial candidates is nearly upon us, after months of forums, fundraisers, appearances with local organizations, at parades, schools, civic groups, store openings, festivals and innumerable other Read More …

Campaign 2023: Andrew Raia Seeking Re-Election as Town Clerk

Republican Andrew Raia is running for re-election to a second term as Huntington town clerk. He is running against a newcomer, Democrat Linda Davis Valdez. With a long career in public service, and a family legacy in town office, Raia is so well known in Read More …

Campaign 2023: Linda Davis Valdez Running for Town Clerk

┬áLinda Davis Valdez, a Democrat, is running for town clerk, aiming to succeed incumbent Andrew Raia. “This path to the Town Clerk’s office, represents a new beginning for me,” she said. “I am super excited, and extremely honored to have been selected to run for Read More …

Campaign 2023: Jen Hebert Running for Town Council

Jen Hebert is a Democrat running for election to the Huntington Town Council. The educator, former school board president and mother of three discussed issues with HuntingtonNow. There are two seats available as of January. What are the top two issues facing Huntington? Development and Read More …

Campaign 2023: Residents Receive ‘Voting Record’ Flyer

Several Huntington residents have received a flyer in the mail in recent days that refers to the privacy of electoral records, while purporting to show a voting history from past elections. The flyer says it comes from the state Democratic Party, with a post office Read More …

Campaign 2023: Democrat Rebecca Sanin Running for Suffolk Legislature

Democrat Rebecca Sanin is running for Suffolk County legislator in the 16th district, challenging incumbent Republican Manuel Esteban. Sanin secured her spot on the ballot after Republicans successfully challenged candidate Sidney Joyner over residency requirements. Sanin served as deputy county executive for five and a Read More …

Campaign 2023: Challenger Pamela Velastegui

Dr. Pamela Velastegui, a Centerport education and business professional, is running for Huntington receiver of taxes on the Republican and Conservative lines. A new face in town politics, Velastegui has never run for public office. If she is elected, she hopes to use her school Read More …

Campaign 2023: Going Local TV Produces Candidate Videos

Going Local TV has produced a series of videos of candidates introducing themselves to voters and talking about a variety of issues. The videos, with candidates speaking directly to viewers, are available online. So far, seven videos have been posted: Jason Richberg, Democrat, seeking re-election Read More …