Gaughran to Challenge LaLota in 1st Congressional District

Former State Sen. James Gaughran has filed papers to run for Congress representing the First District, according to the Federal Elections Commission. The Democrat will challenge incumbent Nick LaLota in 2024 for the district, which includes Huntington under redistricting that took effect this year. The Read More …

New Suffolk Legislative Maps Approved

The Suffolk County Legislature approved new boundaries for districts this week after a drawn-out process that lasted for months. Huntington will be represented by five legislators; three Republicans and two Democrats. The new districts take effect in January 2024 with voters picking legislators in November Read More …

Judge Orders Redrawing of State Assembly Districts for Next Year

A judge ruled Thursday that the Independent Redistricting Commission will have to redraw State Assembly lines next year for the 2024 election. The commission failed to agree last year on lines in other districts, and was eventually pushed aside before new maps were drawn by Read More …

Berland to Run Against Mattera for State Senate

Susan Berland, a former Suffolk County legislator, will run for the State Senate in the 2nd District against State Sen. Mario Mattera, R-St. James. She was one of several candidates announced Monday by Democrats who scrambled to adjust their candidates after a battle over seats Read More …

Public Hearing Set Wednesday in Huntington on Suffolk Redistricting

A public hearing on Suffok County legislativeredistricting plans is scheduled for Wednesday in Huntington. The eight-member Reapportionment Commission will take public comments for an hour, starting at 2 p.m., at Town Hall. To speak in person at upcoming public hearings,¬† contact [email protected] with your name, Read More …

Gaughran Decides Against Running in 2nd District

State Sen. Jim Gaughran said Friday that he won’t run after all for re-election, after redistricting changes moved him into a new district. He represents the current Fifth District, but map changes meant he would have no longer lived in that district. If he had Read More …

Gaughran to Run in Redrawn State Senate District

State Sen. Jim Gaughran said Saturday that he will run again, from the Second District, after redrawn maps put him in a new district. The Second District will move west from its current configuration, moving farther into Northport and Huntington, and taking over an area Read More …

New Congressional, State Senate Maps Issued

A state court released a new set of congressional and state Senate redistricting maps early Saturday morning. The maps were a result of a prolonged struggle over redistricting required every 10 years. After the State Legislature drew up maps, Republicans went to court, complaining about Read More …

Top Court Rejects Congressional, State Senate Maps

The New York State Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a court-appointed special master draw up new congressional and State Senate districts, finding that the lines created earlier this year were¬† gerrymandered to give Democrats an illegal advantage. The 4-3 ruling found that the illegal Read More …

Letter: Bellone Needs to Sign Redistricting Plans

Today is Martin Luther King Day and a perfect time to ask County Executive Bellone where he stands. He needs to sign the Redistricting bill that the legislature and many of us supported that creates more of an opportunity for diverse representation in our county. Read More …