Politics

The first of the campaign materials have been mailed as the candidates gear up for the special Southampton Town election next month to find a replacement for Brad Bender, a councilman who resigned amid drug charges. 
In a fast turnaround, the two major parties have selected candidates for the upcoming special election in the Town of Southampton to fill the vacancy left by Brad Bender, who resigned late last month after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge.
An unofficial recount of the votes for East Hampton Town trustee, including absentee ballots, has shifted that body's expected majority even more in the Democrats' favor, from the 5-4 expected on election night, to 6-3.
Bridget Fleming’s victory on Election Day felt “overwhelming,” the South Fork’s newly elected Suffolk County legislator said yesterday, after about 60 percent of the ballots were counted in her favor.
Jay Schneiderman, an outgoing Suffolk County Legislator and a former East Hampton Town supervisor, will be the next Southampton Town Supervisor.
East Hampton Democrats' strong showing in the Tuesday election carried over to the town trustees contest.
Even as early results trickled in on Tuesday night, Larry Cantwell, the Democratic incumbent East Hampton Town supervisor, called it "an overwhelming victory for all of us," including incumbents Peter Van Scoyoc and Sylvia Overby.
Bridget Fleming received nearly 60 percent of the vote over political newcomer Amos Goodman.
Seven of the nine East Hampton Town Trustees are seeking re-election for additional two-year terms. They include the Republicans Diane McNally, Tim Bock, Sean McCaffrey, and Nat Miller, and the Democrats Deborah Klughers, Brian Byrnes, and Bill...
A 12-year member of the town board who served as its liaison to the trustees and a 10-year veteran of the planning board, Pat Mansir, a Democratic candidate who lives in East Hampton, is making a third run for trustee.
Steven Lynch Jr., a Republican who lives in Springs, is making his first run for office. “I am trying to preserve a part of the community,” he said, “not only for our generation but, most importantly, for future generations....
A 27-year resident of Amagansett, Rona Klopman is seeking her first term as a trustee. Ms. Klopman, a Democrat, said her career as a teacher spurred an interest in public affairs, and she wants to preserve the town’s natural beauty.
Mike Havens, a Republican seeking his first term on the board of trustees, is a third-generation commercial fisherman.