Town Board elections in the Hamptons are still undecided after voters
went to the polls on Tuesday (*).
The race for Southampton Town Supervisor saw incumbent Patrick Heaney place third in a four way contest. Republican Linda Kabot held a 70 vote lead over Democrat James Henry, but 684 absentee ballots will not be counted until next week.
Meanwhile James Henry launched a $25 million suit against Ms. Kabot charging that statements made in Kabot’s newspaper advertising were libelous. Kabot had cited Henry’s defense of the Bill of Rights as support for ‘flag burners’ and his 2004 arrest in at a polling place.
The advertising did not say the charges were dismissed.
Democrat Anna Throne-Holst was elected to the Southampton Town Board along with Republican incumbent Nancy Graboski.
In the race between Democrat Supervisor William McGintee and Republican challenger Bill Wilkinson is still un-decided with McGintee holding an 8 vote margin.
Democrats Julia Prince and Pete Hammerle defeated Republicans with
comfortable margins for Town Board seats.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, was re-elected with most of the votes. Twenty five percent of eligible voters cast ballots.
Mr. Levy, who has become a national figure in the debate about
undocumented immigrants told Newsday the election was his ‘validation’.
(*) Suffolk County Board of Elections Results
This report was broadcast on WPKN news heard Monday-Friday at 6:30pm
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