Suffolk County Water Authority chairman Jim Gaughran of Northport is taking a second shot at the state Senate seat currently held by Carl Marcellino.
Gaughran, 61, a former Huntington councilman and Suffolk legislator, this week formed a campaign committee and kicked off what could be a rematch of a race he narrowly lost two years ago.
Gaughran and Marcellino squared off two years ago in a race that went to a recount. Marcellino, a Republican who has held the seat for 23 years, won by 1,781 votes, a 1-percent margin.
Gaughran, a late entrant into the 2016 campaign, is hoping an earlier start, the negative impacts of recently-passed tax reforms on Long Island, and old-fashioned shoe leather will help him...| read more ››