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2023 Elections

Suffolk County

Suffolk County Legislature (1st LD)

Catherine Kent

Catherine, a lifelong resident of the North Fork, has been in public service her entire life, first as an educator encouraging young minds and then as a Riverhead Town Councilwoman fighting for the community. As Councilwoman, she formed the Riverhead Downtown Revitalization Committee as well as the Environmental Advisory Committee, which continues to serve as an ongoing resource for the facilitation of water conservation and environmental stewardship. As County Legislator, she will help families by holding the line on taxes, getting our fair share from Albany, and keeping the cost of living down. She will work to protect our air and water and continue fighting for the preservation of open space. A proven leader, Catherine will be a strong, independent voice for the residents of Suffolk County.  read more »

Suffolk Executive Branch

Suffolk County Executive

Dave Calone was born and raised in Suffolk County. His mom is a retired public school teacher and his dad a retired engineer. Because of their hard work, the support of his teachers in the Mt. Sinai and Port Jefferson school districts, and the help of his community, Dave received a great education that enabled his career in both law and business. After studying economics in college, followed by law school, Dave started his career as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice. He prosecuted corporate fraud by companies in the oil and gas industry and by companies targeting military families. Dave also helped prosecute an al-Qaeda terrorist for his role in the 9/11 attacks. Later, Dave became a New York State Special Assistant Attorney General, where he helped negotiate what was—at the time—the largest health care fraud recovery for taxpayers in the state’s history. For the past 16 years, Dave has pursued innovation and entrepreneurship by working to start and build companies throughout the country, including right here on Long Island. One of the companies that he co-founded has expanded health care access and affordability, while being recognized four times by Inc. Magazine as among the fastest growing companies in the United States. Dave initiated the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund to help launch ten job-creating companies based on technology developed by Long Island’s research laboratories.  read more »

Shelter Island

Shelter Island Town Supervisor

Arnott Gordon Gooding Jr.

An Islander for 40 years, Gordon has devoted most of the last eight years since retiring to making Shelter Island a better place. Longtime appointed chair of the Town’s Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF), Gordon has been a champion of preserving land and protecting the environment. He seeks to bring a more open, responsive, respectful, and business-like approach to Town Hall as it balances the need to protect the island’s environment and character with the need for affordable housing and sensible economic development read more »

Shelter Island Town Board

Benjamin Dyett

A lawyer, entrepreneur, and dedicated community leader on-and off-Island, Benjamin seeks to bring his unique skill set to the Town Board for the benefit of the Island he has cherished for over three decades. Benjamin is a problem solver with extensive experience building communities and working with others, including those with divergent views. His goals are to help the Board navigate the Island’s problems in a more efficient manner and to foster a more open and cooperative relationship between the Board and the public. read more »

Shelter Island Town Board

Albert Dickson

Albert, whose Island roots go back to 1860, previously served for four years on the Town Board, where he was the leading, and sometimes sole, voice for protecting our precious water. A former environmental project manager, he was not afraid to advocate for requiring more frequent installation of upgraded septic systems or to simply say “no” to needless environmentally threatening development. He seeks to bring this approach back to the Town Board He thinks this requires an understanding of the perspectives of all Islanders. He knows how the Town functions and that it could function in a much more open, responsive, and efficient manner. read more »

Shelter Island Receiver of Taxes

Annmarie Seddio has been a full-time resident of Shelter Island since 2000. Ms. Seddio graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as, an Associates Degree in Mathematics. Ms. Seddio was appointed in April 2014 and then elected in Nov 2014 as the Shelter Island Receiver of Taxes. Ms. Seddio is running unopposed for her third consecutive 4-year term as the Shelter Island Receiver of Taxes.  read more »

Shelter Island Superintendent of Highways

Ken Lewis

My name is Ken Lewis and I am running for Highway Superintendent in November. I was raised on Shelter Island. I graduated from the Shelter Island School in 1989. I attended Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania where I earned a BA in English/Communications in 1993. I am currently a heavy equipment operator for the Shelter Island Highway Department where I have worked for the past ten years. My volunteer work and service to the community have ranged from coaching Little League and CYO Basketball, to serving as a volunteer for East End Hospice, Eastern Long Island Hospital and the Shelter Island 5k. I have also served on the Board of Trustees of the Mashomack Preserve, The Shelter Island Board of Education, and The Board of Directors of the Island Gift of Life Foundation. I am currently am a member of The Shelter Island Lions Club. My wife, Robin, is an elementary science teacher in East Hampton, and our son, Kal, is entering his senior year at the University of Iowa. I look forward to continuing to serve this community that means so much to me and my family. read more »

2024 Elections


President of the United States

Joseph R. Biden

"We are in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough and resilient. We choose hope over fear. Science over fiction. Truth over lies. And unity over division. We treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor. We are the United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do." Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr., and the first of four children. When Joe is 10, the Biden family moves to Claymont, Delaware, to look for better work. It becomes the state Joe calls home. Joe enrolls at the University of Delaware, where he double majors in history and political science. He goes on to Syracuse University, where he earns his law degree. At age 29, Joe becomes one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate. Weeks later, tragedy strikes the Biden family when Neilia and Naomi are killed and Hunter and Beau are critically injured in an auto accident. read more »

Vice President of the United States

Kamala Harris

The first Black and Indian American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day. Kamala started fighting for working families in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she focused on prosecuting child sexual assault cases. From there, she became the first Black woman elected as San Francisco’s District Attorney. In this position, she started a program to provide first-time drug offenders second chances with the opportunity to earn a high school degree and find a job. read more »

US Senate

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is a proud New York Democrat. She is running a grassroots campaign to fix our economy and improve life for the middle class and working families across New York. Kirsten remains committed to bringing her grassroots campaign to every New Yorker and working tirelessly on behalf of the Empire State. read more »

NYS Assembly

NYS Assembly - District 1

Fred W. Thiele, Jr. was born on August 26, 1953 and is a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, New York where he currently lives with his wife NancyLynn. He has three children, (Michael, Jeffrey and Josephine) and three grandchildren. Mr. Thiele is a 1971 graduate of Pierson High School. He attended Cornell University and is a 1976 graduate of Southampton College of Long Island University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science and History. In 1979, he received his law degree from Albany Law School. In 1980, he was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York. read more »