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Candidates

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2018 Elections

NYS Assembly

NYS Assembly - District 12

I have lived on Long Island my entire life and I have been a small business owner in Huntington since 1988. I and my wife, Maureen Moloughney have lived in Centerport since 2011. Prior to that, we lived in Cold Spring Harbor for 27 years. We have two wonderful grown daughters and two even more wonderful grandchildren. Shortly after we moved into Centerport, our home suffered extensive flooding damage in Hurricane Irene. We spent several years elevating the house and rebuilding.  read more »

NYS Assembly - District 10

Steve Stern is honored to have served as a Suffolk County Legislator, and is proud of his record which includes many innovative “First in the Nation” and “First in New York State” legislative accomplishments. Keeping his promise to the hard-working families who call Long Island home, Steve has held the line on taxes, refused perks, and worked with his colleagues across party lines and across all levels of government to maintain essential services, protect our quality of life and preserve our environment for generations to come. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 12

I have lived on Long Island my entire life and I have been a small business owner in Huntington since 1988. I and my wife, Maureen Moloughney have lived in Centerport since 2011. Prior to that, we lived in Cold Spring Harbor for 27 years. We have two wonderful grown daughters and two even more wonderful grandchildren. Shortly after we moved into Centerport, our home suffered extensive flooding damage in Hurricane Irene. We spent several years elevating the house and rebuilding.  read more »

NYS Senate

NYS Senate - 5th SD

Jim Gaughran’s decades of experience as a public official and as an attorney makes him uniquely qualified to take on the special interests in Albany as the next State Senator from the 5th District. read more »

NYS Senate - 2nd SD

A lifelong Long Islander, Kathleen A. Cleary grew up in Massapequa Park and currently resides in East Northport with her husband and teenage daughter. She holds a degree in business administration from Adelphi and, more recently, earned a degree in horticulture technology management from Farmingdale State College in 2016. Today, she serves as a horticulturist for Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, where she manages grant research and applications, along with native plantings. read more »

NYS Senate - 5th SD

Jim Gaughran’s decades of experience as a public official and as an attorney makes him uniquely qualified to take on the special interests in Albany as the next State Senator from the 5th District. read more »

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 »

US House - (NY-03)

Tom Suozzi, a CPA and attorney, has served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, NY from 1994-2001 and as Nassau County Executive from 2002-2009. Prior to Suozzi taking office, Nassau County was on the brink of bankruptcy and declared the “worst run county in America” by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Suozzi successfully steered Nassau back from financial collapse and restored it to fiscal stability. In 2005, he was honored as Governing Magazine’s “Public Official of the Year.” read more »

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 »

Huntington

Huntington Town Council

Councilwoman Joan Cergol is a lifelong resident of Huntington widely known as a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for the betterment of her hometown and its residents. In addition to her common sense approach and well-developed problem solving skills, Joan brings to the Council seat a wealth of Town knowledge and experience with sixteen years of executive level economic and community development public service to Huntington. Joan’s government service is preceded by 18 years of public and private sector management level positions in public relations and marketing, including her own business.  read more »

Huntington Town Receiver of Taxes

Jillian Guthman, Esq. was appointed Receiver of Taxes in December 2017, replacing Ester Bivona, who retired. Immediately prior to being named Tax Receiver, Jillian served for 10 years as Director of the Town’s Human Services Department, and in several prior positions in the Town Attorney's Office. A lifelong resident of Huntington, Jillian graduated from Huntington High School. She went on to St. John’s University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and to Touro College’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she earned her law degree. She has been licensed to practice law for more than 20 years. read more »