Montauk Meet the Candidates

Political forum usually draws standing-room-only crowd

    This year’s Concerned Citizens of Montauk meet the candidates forum will be held at the Montauk Fire Department on Sunday at 1 p.m. It traditionally draws a standing-room-only crowd, so you might want to get there early for a good seat. Expected to attend are State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, a longtime incumbent, and his Democratic challenger, Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming, as well as Representative Tim Bishop and his Republican challenger, Randy Altschuler. Also on hand will be Wendy Long, who is challenging Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat on the Republican and Conservative lines.

     Although most of the candidates have already met in debate-type settings, in Montauk they usually focus on problems specific to the hamlet and the surrounding area. The candidates will introduce themselves and state their positions. They will be able to ask one question of their opponents. The candidates will also take questions from the audience. Admission is free and refreshments will be offered.