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Election 2023

Democratic Sweep Is Certified

East Hampton Town Democrats’ lopsided victories in the Nov. 7 election are official, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections’ results issued this week. 

Nov 30, 2023
Supervisor-Elect Lays Out the Transition

East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, who won the race for town supervisor last week, announced an initial transition plan for 2024 on Monday. She stressed the importance of identifying residents to serve on appointed boards, citizens committees, and the open seat on the town board, her election to supervisor having created a vacancy.

Nov 16, 2023
Democrats Win Top Races in Southampton

In Southampton Town, Maria Moore, the Democratic mayor of the Village of Westhampton Beach, won the race for Southampton Town supervisor, and two Democratic town board candidates, Bill Pell and Michael Iasilli, also appear to have emerged victorious.

Nov 9, 2023
Democrats Win Big in East Hampton Town

In a big night for East Hampton Town Democrats, Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez was elected supervisor Tuesday and will become the fourth woman to hold that post in the town’s history. With all 19 election districts reporting, the Suffolk County Board of Elections’ unofficial tally had Ms. Burke-Gonzalez and her running mates, Councilman David Lys and Tom Flight, cruising to victory over their Republican opponents.

Nov 8, 2023
Welker Wins for County Legislator, Romaine for Executive

Tuesday night's unofficial results for Suffolk County races show Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, a Republican from Center Moriches, prevailing in his bid for the county executive's seat, while Ann Welker, a Democrat and a sitting Southampton Town trustee, appears to have won the county legislator race in the second district.

Nov 8, 2023
Democratic Candidates Sweep Race for East Hampton Town Trustee

All seven of the incumbent East Hampton Town trustees were re-elected on Tuesday, and two new Democratic candidates, Patrice Dalton and Celia Josephson, will join them on the board, according to unofficial results posted by the Suffolk County Board of Elections. 

Nov 8, 2023
Choices for Suffolk

Ann Welker for County Legislature has been a strong advocate for the environment. For county executive, Ed Romaine should be a steady hand.

Nov 2, 2023
About Those Ballot Propositions

Tuesday’s general election ballot includes two proposals, so be sure to flip your ballot over to weigh in.

Nov 2, 2023
A Rundown of Southampton’s Trustee and Tax Receiver Races

Five Democrats and five Republicans are facing off for the five Southampton Town Trustee seats, while Theresa Kiernan, the incumbent, and David Glazer are the candidates for tax receiver.

Nov 2, 2023
No Contest for Town Board

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez will probably cruise into the supervisor’s office, David Lys will most likely hold onto his spot on the town board, and Tom Flight is the standout among the other candidates. But to provide constructive dissent, the G.O.P. must step up its game.

Nov 2, 2023
League's Guide for Voters Goes Live

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork has announced that the League of Women Voters Education Fund’s online voters guide is live at with nonpartisan information on Tuesday’s election.

Nov 2, 2023
Burke-Gonzalez, Leon Eye East Hampton Town's Top Post

No matter who emerges the winner when the Suffolk County Board of Elections releases its unofficial vote count on Tuesday night, East Hampton Town will have a new supervisor and she will be a woman. Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, who is the deputy supervisor, is running on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines to succeed Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, who announced earlier this year that he would retire from town government. She faces Gretta Leon, the Republican and Conservative Party nominee and a political newcomer.

Nov 2, 2023