Huntington Democrats chose former Supervisor Frank Petrone to succeed Mary Collins, the long-serving chair who is taking up a new job with the county party.
Running on the Petrone slate are:
- Christian Alfaro, vice chair
- Jill Kaufman, coordinating secretary
- Judy Lipner, recording secretary
- Ruth Ann Cooley, treasurer
Petrone, who lives in Melville but spends part of the year in Florida, said he expects that the party will continue to conduct most of its business through Zoom or online technology.
“As I brought Democrats together as supervisor, I want to pull the party and develop the party to address some new needs, for Democrats and all of our residents,” he said.
Petrone served as Huntington supervisor from 1993 until 2018, when he was succeeded by Republican Chad Lupinacci.
Both major parties are undergoing local leadership changes this year. On Tuesday, Huntington Republicans elected Thomas McNally as chairman, succeeding the late Toni Tepe, who died in April.