Six Riverhead Republican committee members who supported incumbent Supervisor Sean Walter in the May 26 nominating convention have since been removed from the committee, a move some see as retribution from party chairman Mason Haas, who supported Councilwoman Jodi Giglio in the convention. READ
Riverhead Republican leader Mason Haas, left, and Supervisor Sean Walter, top, in happier times, celebrating a Republican sweep Election night in 2013. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)
Riverhead Republican leader Mason Haas will be required to step down from either his position as party chair or his position as an elected assessor under an ethics code revision approved by the Riverhead Town Board in a split vote Tuesday. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on a proposal to ban elected officials from being the executive board of political committees at it’s meeting Tuesday night. READ
A proposal to ban elected officials from being members of a political party’s executive board didn’t garner much support from Riverhead Republican Committee members at a public hearing Tuesday. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board held a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday on a proposal to ban elected officials from being on the executive board of political committees, a move that would require town Republican leader Mason Haas, who is also an elected assessor, to give up one of those positions. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Republicans celebrate their victorious sweep Election night in downtown Riverhead. From left: committee chairman Mason Haas, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman John Dunleavy.
Riverhead Republican Committee chairman Mason Haas has retained legal counsel and is asking WRIV 1390 radio to save a copy of an interview Republican Town Supervisor Sean Walter did with the station Friday for “possible litigation” against Mr. Walter, according to Mr. Haas and WRIV general manager Bruce Tria. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)
The battle between Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter and town Republican leader Mason Haas continues.
Mr. Walter said the GOP leader has now banned Town Board members from attending Republican committee meetings, and that the committee now has a rule requiring candidates to give one-third of their campaign funds over to the committee. (more…)
State Senator Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), pictured above, will challenge incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) in November. (Courtesy file photo)
Some familiar faces will be looking for the Republican nod for Congress this fall, with the winner getting a shot at longtime incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.