Democrats to Choose Town Board Candidate

At St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett

The East Hampton Town Democratic Committee will convene tomorrow night to select a candidate to run for a seat on the town board this November. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett. 

The seat is currently held by David Lys, whom the board appointed in January to fill the seat vacated by Peter Van Scoyoc when he became town supervisor. Mr. Lys announced his intention to run for the seat on May 20, and said that he will run on the Democratic Party line. He recently changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat. 

Prior to that, the party had put out the call for candidates interested in running for the seat Mr. Lys occupies. 

At his May 20 announcement in Montauk, Mr. Lys urged supporters to be aware that a primary for the seat was a possibility. His colleagues on the town board, all Democrats, were on hand for the announcement, as were several officers of the Democratic committee. A primary would be held on Sept. 13.  C.W.