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2020 Elections

Federal

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 House - (NY-01)

Nancy Goroff

Suffolk is home. It’s where I raised my two daughters, both of whom are proud graduates of Ward Melville HS. It’s where I work. For the past twenty-two years, I have taught at Stony Brook University, and for the past two and a half years, I have been the chair of the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook. Suffolk is where I built my life. But right now, DC politicians are pushing an agenda that hurts the place we love and the people we care about. To protect Suffolk we have to fix Washington. As a mom and scientist. read more »

New York State

NYS Supreme Court Justice

Kathy Gail Bergmann

-I have 24 years experience as a litigator -I am a former Assistant Suffolk County Attorney -I was in private practice for 22 years handling and litigating real estate matters, contracts, divorce actions, family court , estate matters and negligence I served on the Law Guardian Panel for my entire time in private practice -I served as a Receiver and a Referee -I was Principal Law Clerk for the Honorable Stephen J. Lynch in the new York State Court of Claims from 2013-2016 -I was elected to the Suffolk County Family Court in 2016 -I have been deemed qualified to serve as a Supreme Court Justice and Family Court Judge by the Suffolk County Bar Association on three occasions, and most recently on July 9, 2020 -I am a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Women's Bar Association, and the Women's Bar Association of New York  read more »

NYS Supreme Court Justice

Valerie Cartright

Valerie Cartright is a Councilwoman in the Town of Brookhaven and an attorney. Throughout her legal career, she has gained invaluable legal experience in the areas of construction law, insurance defense, general civil and criminal law, civil rights, family, education and labor and employment law. Her previous affiliation with the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington allowed her to make large-scale impacts on the community while serving to preserve the civil rights and liberties of those individuals whose rights have been violated. One of the most fulfilling areas that she has worked in is the area of Voter Protection, wherein, through her office, she commenced litigation to uphold the Voting Rights Act and worked diligently to prevent unconstitutional and discriminatory denial of voters on Long Island. read more »

NYS Supreme Court Justice

Tim Mazzei

NYS Supreme Court Justice

Derrick Robinson

Derrick J. Robinson is an Acting County Court Judge who presides over the Drug Court and the Mental Health Courts. These treatment court provide and opportunity for individuals to confront problems with addiction and work to reclaim futures. Prior to becoming a judge was appointed by Andrew Cuomo to the New York Office of the Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General, where he worked out of the Nassau County Regional Office. He was in the litigation group and responsible for representing State officials, agencies and employees, in the State and Federal Courts on a wide range of issues. read more »

NYS Senate

NYS Senate - 1st SD

Born and raised in Suffolk County, Laura Ahearn is a New York State Licensed Attorney and Social Worker with over 20 years of crime victim advocacy experience and 10 years of assisting victims with crime victim compensation claims. Laura Ahearn has dedicated her life to protecting and fighting for our most vulnerable. Laura is tough, smart, and fair. Recognizing that sex crime victims and other victims of violent crime were not receiving justice and services they were entitled to Laura founded The Crime Victims Center, Parents for Megan’s Law, a not-for-profit victim’s and community rights organization that has worked to prevent crime and provide services to crime victims in Suffolk County and across New York State for over twenty years. read more »

NYS Assembly

NYS Assembly - District 1

Assemblyman Thiele has sponsored additional successful initiatives to allow commercial fishermen to replace older vessels with slightly larger ones to compete with out of state fishermen. He was a proponent of the original STAR program to reduce school taxes and, he is a prime sponsor of legislation (“School Taxpayer Protection Act”) that would cap property tax levies at 4% or 120% of the Consumer Price Index. read more »

Suffolk County

County Court Judge

County Court Judge

Family Court Judge

Family Court Judge

Shelter Island

Town Justice

Stanley Birnbaum

2021 Elections

Suffolk County

Suffolk County Legislature (2nd District)

Bridget Fleming

Bridget was first voted into public office when she was elected to the Southampton Town Board in a Special Election in March 2010 and won reelection in 2011 for a four-year term. On the Town Board, Bridget kept good jobs on the East End by sponsoring a law that requires utility companies to remove dangerous and unsightly utility poles. She worked to create and enhance economic opportunities throughout the town, promoting youth training in sustainable building trades and fresh produce retailing. She was a champion for landmark legislation to protect working farms, and real action on much-needed affordable housing development. In 2009, Bridget received Sustainable Long Island’s “Getting it Done Award” for her success in establishing a youth-run farmer’s market in a neighborhood that otherwise had no access to fresh produce. read more »

Babylon

Shelter Island

Shelter Island Town Supervisor

Gerard Siller

Gerry Siller served two very productive terms as Shelter Island Town Supervisor and is a successful local businessman. In Gerry’s own words, “It’s been 18 years since I was in office. I believe the time is right for me to get back involved with the Town again. We’re still talking about some of the same issues we were back then (water quality, deer management, housing), as well as some new ones (short term rentals, infrastructure). While in office, I was able to work with the Town Board to address issues and act on them. I was in a position to lead and get things done, and we did. The time to address the issues at hand is now and I believe I am the right person to lead the Town Board and get things done.” read more »

Shelter Island Superintendent of Highways

Brian Sherman

Brian Sherman, candidate for Shelter Island Highway Superintendent brings years of experience to the position. Currently a Foreman at the Highway Department/Transfer Station he has served the public since 1989. He has 30 years of experience that includes the capping and closing of the landfill and he worked building the new highway building. He runs the Hazmat program and the scale house program and has experience with accounts receivable and billing. He assisted Highway Superintendent Jay Card with their Green Day annual educational presentation in addition to numerous tasks. Mr. Sherman has extensive knowledge of equipment, scheduling, negotiations of recyclables and budgeting. A lifelong Islander, he looks forward to his new role. read more »

Shelter Island Town Council

James Collagan

James Colligan (Jimmy) was elected as Shelter Island Town Councilman in November 2015. His sound educational background includes a BS from Niagara University, a Masters from Adelphi and a Diploma in School Administration from Hofstra. A Vietnam and Desert Storm Veteran, he is a recipient of two Bronze Stars which brought him to the rank of Colonel, US Army. After a long career in education and coaching, and many years of local volunteer work, he entered political office. In his own words, “It has been a privilege to serve as your councilman. My involvement on five major town committees has been both challenging and rewarding. My commitment to improving water quality, community housing initiatives, the infrastructure, lower tick-density, as well as updating and adopting a comprehensive plan, are my major goals for a 2nd term. This requires a vision, leadership, hard work, as well as being a problem solver. I ask for your support and welcome the challenges that lie ahead.”  read more »

Shelter Island Town Council

Mike Bebon

Mike Bebon, candidate for Town Council, holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from New York University, an MBA from the University of Utah, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in New York State. Before joining BNL he was Chief Engineer at the USDA Plum Island Animal Disease Center and a consultant on biological safety laboratory design to the United Nations World Health Organization. A Vietnam Era Veteran, Mr. Bebon is a retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force, with 28 years of service, including 23 years with the NY Air National Guard, 2 years with the USAF Reserve, and 3 years active duty USAF. Following his many years of military service, Mike has always been committed to community service. On Shelter Island, he has served on the Board of the South Ferry Hills Association and was a member of the Shelter Island Housing Commission. He is a currently a member of the Shelter Island Community Housing Board and the Board of Trustees of the Shelter Island Public Library Society. He also serves as the Risk Manager for Our Lady of the Isle Parish. read more »

Shelter Island Town Assessor

Craig Wood

Craig Wood has been professionally serving as Shelter Island Town Assessor following his election in 2017. He brings talent and energy to the position. His background is heavily grounded in technology. A graduate of Cornell University, he built and managed a product development and technology team at Vocativ. Mr. Wood also was Founder and COO at Ceros where he and his partner built a software company to manage large scale digital media organizations. Shelter Island is fortunate that he has settled with his family on Shelter Island where he has been active on the Town Deer and Tick Committee in addition to being a hands on environmental advocate. read more »

Shelter Island Town Council

Albert Dickson's family roots on Shelter Island, go back a number of generations. His Great Grandparents settled on the Island in 1860. He has always felt very fortunate to have grown up on Shelter Island. It has been his long held aspiration to come back to the place he always considered home, and to give back to the community. Albert has a long career as an Environmental Project Manager. He was responsible for coordinating all aspects of a site decontamination, from initial assessment, to remediation, and final disposal of hazardous materials. Now retired, Albert enjoys spending time with his family, on the water; clamming, kayaking, or simply playing at the beach. He currently serves as Chairman of the Water Advisory Committee. He looks forward to bringing his experience and expertise to key issues impacting the Island. These include: WATER - Household water is a community resource vital to public health and economic well-being. It needs to be protected for generations to come. Albert Dickson will address the problems of: excessive water table draw-down, septic influence, and runoff that contribute to the deterioration of creeks and bays. COMMUNITY HOUSING - The rising cost of housing affects everyone-seniors, veterans, and young working families. It’s the core of the island’s ability to make a bright future for the community. Dickson believes in protecting undeveloped land parcels that might be used for developing community housing and he will seek policies and initiatives to support this effort. TICK BORN ILLNESSES - This a serious health issue. It's prudent to maintain the current 3 pronged approach (4-posters, culling, education), but with a concerted effort to reduce the deer herd by incentivizing local hunters to reduce the deer population.  read more »

Shelter Island Town Clerk

Shelter Island Town Assessor

Shelter Island Town Assessor

Craig Wood graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. During the formative years of the Internet Craig’s passion for computers drew him away from landscaping and he began programming new online search and discovery algorithms. After a few years developing network advertising platforms he founded Crowd Fusion, a company specializing in large scale media management software systems. Craig and his wife Carrie bought a home on Shelter Island in 2001 to be closer to their two children’s grandparents. In 2017 Craig Wood was appointed to Town Assessor for Shelter Island where he also serves on the Town Deer and Tick Committee. read more »

Southampton

Southampton Town Council

Tommy John Schiavoni

I’m Tommy John Schiavoni. I’m a husband, father, teacher and Suffolk County native. I was born and raised on Long Island, and I’ve been working to strengthen its communities, economies and environment my whole adult life. For three generations, my family has operated a plumbing and heating business in Sag Harbor. At age twelve, I joined the family business and learned valuable skills that I’ve taken with me for life. Growing up on construction sites surrounded by master tradesmen instilled in me the importance of a strong work ethic, a spirit of community service and the desire to find pragmatic solutions to problems — mechanical or otherwise. read more »

2022 Elections

NYS Executive Branch

Governor of New York State

Throughout his life, Andrew Cuomo has been a forceful voice for change in New York. His lifelong commitment to hard work, public service, and the people he serves has led to Andrew's recognition as a true innovator and a principled and determined leader. read more »

Lieutenant Governor of NY

Former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul enthusiastically accepted Governor Cuomo’s call to return to public service by running as his choice for Lt. Governor. She is currently traveling across New York, listening to the concerns of citizens, elected officials, small business owners and farmers. Once elected, Kathy plans to focus her attention on continuing the success of the Governor and work with the Regional Economic Development Councils to attract and retain business to create much-needed jobs, and address the skills gap to ensure our citizens, particularly in pockets of poverty, have access to the higher-paying jobs.  read more »

NYS Comptroller

On February 7, 2007, Thomas P. DiNapoli was sworn in as the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. Since taking office, Tom has fought to protect taxpayers -- aggressively identifying government waste, holding public and private institutions accountable, and working to restore the public’s trust in the Comptroller’s office. read more »

NYS Attorney General

Tish James

Tish James is currently serving in her second term as the Public Advocate for the City of New York. She is the first woman of color to hold Citywide office in New York City. As Public Advocate, she serves as a watchdog over New York City government agencies, and an advocate and lawyer for the City’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. As Public Advocate, Tish has transformed the office to be a real engine of reform and progress. Her office has handled over 32,000 constituent complaints and passed more legislation than all previous Public Advocates combined, including groundbreaking legislation that bans questions about salary history from the employment process to address the pervasive gender wage gap. read more »

Federal

US Senate

Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer

Throughout his career, Charles “Chuck” Schumer has fought to make government work for all Americans by cutting through red tape and finding common-sense solutions to challenges facing the middle- class. Chuck has become known for his tireless work to reduce crime, increase economic opportunity, and expand access to higher education, affordable health care and housing. read more »

2024 Elections

Federal

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 »