Bellone Endorses Gershon

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has endorsed Perry Gershon’s campaign to represent New York’s First Congressional District. Mr. Gershon, who lives in East Hampton, won the June 26 Democratic primary and will challenge the incumbent, Representative Lee Zeldin, in the Nov. 6 election. 

“Perry Gershon has a proven track record of success as a small-business owner and job creator,” Mr. Bellone, a Democrat, said in a statement, “and I know he’ll use that experience in Congress to bring real change to New York’s First Congressional District. He’s going to Washington to address the biggest problems facing our district, including access to quality and affordable health care and lifting the caps on our state and property tax deductions. Perry is the representative we deserve and need fighting for our best interests, and that’s why I am proud to endorse his candidacy.”

Mr. Gershon’s campaign opened a Southampton office last weekend and plans to open an office in Farmingville shortly.