The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons has invited the public to three candidate debates it will host this month for town and county elected offices.
The League will host a debate between Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and Linda Kabot, a former Southampton Town supervisor and councilwoman, on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Senior Center. Ms. Fleming, elected to represent the Second Legislative District in 2015, is seeking re-election on the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence Party ballots. Ms. Kabot is challenging Ms. Fleming on the Republican, Conservative, and Libertarian Party tickets. The debate will be recorded for later broadcast on Southampton’s SEA-TV.
Candidates for East Hampton Town Supervisor and town board will debate on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. A debate between Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and his challenger, David Gruber, will be followed by one among the four candidates running for two seats on the town board: Councilwoman Sylvia Overby and Councilman David Lys, and their challengers, Elizabeth Bambrick and Bonnie Brady.
Candidates for other East Hampton offices have been invited to stand and introduce themselves by name and the office for which they are running. The event will be recorded for later broadcast on LTV.
The League will host a third debate, featuring candidates for Southampton Town supervisor and town board, on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, seeking re-election on the Democratic, Conservative, and Working Families Party lines, will be joined by his challengers Gregory Robins, the Republican Party candidate, and Alex Gregor, the Independence and Libertarian Parties candidate. A debate among the five candidates running for two seats on the Southampton Town Board will follow. They are John Bouvier, who is seeking re-election on the Democratic and Independence Party ballots; Craig Catalanotto, a Democratic Party candidate; Richard Martel, running on the Republican, Conservative, Working Families, and Libertarian Party tickets; Charles McArdle, running on the Republican, Conservative, and Working Families Party ballots, and Hannah Pell, an Independence Party candidate.
Candidates for other offices have been invited to stand and introduce themselves. The debates will be recorded for later broadcast on SEA-TV.
At all debates, the candidates will make timed opening and closing statements and answer questions submitted by a panel of media, the League, and the audience. The League will also distribute information on New York State’s new early voting dates, Oct. 26 to Nov. 3, and other election reforms passed by the State Legislature this year.