Recent Stories: Election 2011

David E. Rattray
November 9, 2011
The contest for East Hampton Town supervisor showed the incumbent, Bill Wikinson, holding a narrow lead over Zach Cohen, the challenger in results from the Suffolk Board of Elections.

    The early results posted for East Hampton Town supervisor showed the incumbent, Bill Wikinson, holding a narrow lead over Zach Cohen, the challenger in unofficial numbers from the Suffolk Board of Elections. Only 177 votes separated the Republican from the Democratic candidate, out of 5,955 cast. With this narrow a margin, absentee ballots may prove decisive; they will not be counted until next week. The county's tally as of Wednesday morning was Mr. Wilkinson with 3,066 and Mr. Cohen with 2,889.

David E. Rattray
November 9, 2011
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Unofficial results from the Suffolk Board of Elections Web site can be sifted through at your leisure. Unfortunately for some mobile users, the data is presented in a Flash format, which may not display on all devices.

November 4, 2011
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You can download a PDF file of a Town of East Hampton sample ballot suitable for printing on an 8-1/2-by-11-inch sheet of paper by clicking here.

Due to a production error, the left-most column of the sample ballot printed in the Nov. 3 East Hampton Star was not visible, omitting the names of Loretta Sears and Nathaniel Miller, who are running for East Hampton Town trustee.

The official sample ballot from the Suffolk Board of Elections is almost 28 inches wide.

October 28, 2011

Running for East Hampton Town Board
Endorsements: Independence Party

Experience, Philosophy, and Relationships

Accomplishments and experiences that would indicate my commitment to advancing an environmental agenda for East Hampton:

David E. Rattray
October 26, 2011
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Absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 election can be requested using a New York State Board of Elections form until Tuesday. It can be downloaded from the board’s Web site, elections.state.ny.us, and must be mailed to a registered voter’s own county board of elections. The form is also available at East Hampton Town Hall, local post offices, and libraries, and can be asked for from the members of the respective political committees. The Suffolk County Board of Elections address is 700 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank 11980-0700.

David E. Rattray
October 21, 2011
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Each of the candidates for East Hampton Town Board and supervisor has provided answers to a 12-question survey posed to them by the East Hampton Environmental Coalition.  We have posted the responses for each candidate on its own Web page.

October 21, 2011

Running for East Hampton Town Board
Endorsements: Independence Party

October 21, 2011

Running for East Hampton Town Board
Endorsements: Democratic, Working Families

October 21, 2011

Running for East Hampton Town Board
Endorsements: Republican, Conservative

EXPERIENCE, PHILOSPOHY AND RELATIONSHIPS
1. Please share with us accomplishments or experiences that would indicate your commitment to advancing an environmental agenda for East Hampton. These may be professional or personal.

October 21, 2011

Running for East Hampton Town Board
Endorsements: Republican, Opportunity Party

October 21, 2011

Runing for East Hampton Town Board
Endorsements: Democratic, Working Families

 

EXPERIENCE, PHILOSPOHY AND RELATIONSHIPS
1. Please share with us accomplishments or experiences that would indicate your commitment to advancing an environmental agenda for East Hampton. These may be professional or personal.

October 20, 2011

East Hampton Town supervisor
Republican, Independence Party

October 20, 2011

Running for East Hampton Town supervisor
Endorsements: Democratic, Working Families

(Mr. Cohen won the local East Hampton Independence Party endorsement, but this was taken away and switched to Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson by the party’s state chairman.)

Catherine Tandy
September 22, 2011
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The Civil Services Employees Association has announced its endorsement of several Democratic candidates including Zach Cohen for East Hampton Town supervisor and Sylvia Overby and Peter Van Scoyoc for town board, but also for the Republican candidate for highway superintendent, Stephen Lynch.

Catherine Tandy
September 15, 2011
Steven Gaines, who is running for East Hampton Town Board on the Republican line, announced the creation of a new local political party this week.

    Steven Gaines, who is running for East Hampton Town Board on the Republican line, announced the creation of a new local political party this week called the Opportunity Party.
    The New York State Board of Elections okayed the new party after receiving 782 signatures on a petition. Mr. Gaines said the month-long process of gathering the signatures gave him a good chance to exchange ideas and concerns.

Catherine Tandy
September 15, 2011
With the autumnal wind comes the season of politics, and the weeks ahead will be filled with know-your-candidates fund-raising parties.

    With the autumnal wind comes the season of politics, and the weeks ahead will be filled with know-your-candidates  fund-raising parties. Beginning on Saturday,  opportunities abound for Republicans, Democrats, the uncommitted, and the undecided to meet and mingle with the movers and shakers of the community.

Alex De Havenon
June 23, 2011
If elected, Zach Cohen, who is running on the Democratic ticket for East Hampton Town supervisor, would add a comptroller and administrative officer to town government.
Matthew Taylor
May 12, 2011