The Shelter Island political season got off to an early start — eight months before Election Day — with the Shelter Island Democratic Committee announcing its 2019 slate of candidates for supervisor, Town Board members, and highway superintendent.
The Democrats have put up former Supervisor Gerry Siller to challenge incumbent Republican Gary Gerth, who will seek a second term. Michael Bebon, a newcomer to electoral politics, will run on the Democratic ticket for one of two Town Board seats up for grabs this year.
Republican incumbent Councilman Paul Shepherd is running for a third term, and Democratic incumbent Councilman Jim Colligan is seeking a second term.
The Democrats have nominated Brian Sherman for highway superintendent, who will replace retiring Jay...| read more ››