Road to the Election 2018

In a tersely worded statement issued Tuesday afternoon, the East Hampton Town Republican Committee announced that it had been unable to persuade G.O.P. county leadership to let candidates who are not registered Republicans appear on the party’s line in the Nov. 5 election.
No one to run for East Hampton Town Supervisor on G.O.P. ticket; Party's two candidates for town board are also struck from the ballot.
The 2019 slates announced by East Hampton Town’s political parties in recent weeks have set up a three-way race for supervisor in November and blurred political affiliations as minority parties strive to overcome a sizable Democratic majority in both town government and voter registration.
The East Hampton Independence Party has chosen David Gruber, who lost a primary Democratic challenge to Councilman David Lys last year, as its 2019 candidate for town supervisor, and Bonnie Brady and Betsy Bambrick its candidates for town board.
Perry Gershon, who lost a bid to unseat Representative Lee Zeldin in last month’s midterm elections, is contemplating a second campaign to represent New York’s First Congressional District, he told The Star last week.
East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys earned an overwhelming 71.4 percent of the Nov. 6 vote, according to the final results released this week by the Suffolk County Board of Elections.
Two former East Hampton political party leaders were charged this week with fraud related to signatures gathered on nominating petitions ahead of last month’s election, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said.
Two former East Hampton political party leaders are being charged with fraud related to signatures gathered on nominating petitions ahead of November's election, court records show.
Jay Schneiderman has officially conceded the race for Suffolk County comptroller to the incumbent, John M. Kennedy Jr., three weeks after the election.
Representative Lee Zeldin was elected to a third term in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, holding off a challenge from Perry Gershon, an East Hampton resident and commercial real estate lender, in New York’s First Congressional District.
East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys, who was appointed to the town board in January, was elected in his own right on Tuesday, defeating his challenger, Manny Vilar, with a decisive 69.3 percent of the vote.
Representative Lee Zeldin's campaign announced that he would cast his ballot with his wife and children tomorrow at the Mastic Beach Firehouse. Perry Gershon plans to attend an election night gathering at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall in Hauppauge after voting in East Hampton.
Two days removed from the latest mass shooting and with a fresh backdrop of domestic terrorism directed at Democratic leaders who are frequent targets of President Trump’s rhetoric, gun policy and other national issues dominated Monday’s debate between Representative Lee Zeldin and his challenger, Perry Gershon.