Road to the Election 2018

With the June 26 primary election fast approaching, the five Democratic candidates seeking to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District were measured in their remarks at a debate last Thursday at Hampton Bays High School.
Elaine DiMasi, a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent the First Congressional District, will meet voters on Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Dow showroom at 14 Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton.
Paul Davis, an artist whose paintings and posters have been the subject of gallery exhibitions and museum retrospectives in the United States and abroad, has designed a poster featuring David Pechefsky.
“I fight, I’m stubborn,” Kate Browning told those attending a congressional candidates forum at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett last month. “I never give up, I never back down. That’s why I can beat Lee Zeldin.”
For a time, Suffolk County was ground zero for immigrant issues, Vivian Viloria-Fisher told the audience at a Democratic congressional candidates forum in January.
“At this point, I think I am the only Ph.D. scientist of any kind” in Congress, Representative Bill Foster of Illinois told Public Radio International in January. “We have some political scientists, I think a mathematician, but it feels sort of lonely.”

(Op-Ed by Perry Gershon) Representative Zeldin calls Trump “the ultimate dealmaker,” but both seem indifferent to the damage even a successful deal with the Chinese would do to American consumers.
“I really have that strong understanding of how federal policy comes down and intersects with local policy — what happens on the ground,” David Pechefsky said of his tenure as the New York City Council’s assistant director for housing and economic development.
Democrats seeking to unseat Representative Lee Zeldin sharpened their focus on the second-term congressman at a forum in Amagansett attacking his positions on guns and foreign policy and his ties to President Trump.
The sole East Hampton resident seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in November, Perry Gershon, will be among a field of seven hopefuls at a forum in Amagansett.
An overflow crowd in Southampton on Monday heard from six people who hope to be the Democratic Party candidate to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in the fall.
While outrage over President Trump's reference to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" was widespread among lawmakers the world over, Representative Lee Zeldin was among the first in Congress to jump to the president's defense.
The main committee supporting East Hampton Town Republicans missed a Friday deadline to provide a required campaign finance report to New York State regulators.