In the end, it wasn’t about how many, or which, political parties endorsed him. Or which didn’t endorse him. It wasn’t about how much money he raised or how many outside dollars were — or weren’t — spent through political action committees to back his campaign.
As with any election, it was about how many votes he received. READ
Incumbent Town Supervisor Sean Walter made history on election day Tuesday, fending off Democratic challenger Anthony Coates and edging out Republican candidate Jodi Giglio to win reelection on a third-party line by just 436 votes. READ
Tuesday is Election Day nationwide and voters in Riverhead Town will be asked to choose a supervisor, two council members, two assessors and a town justice.
At times during this year’s three-way race for Riverhead Town supervisor, both challengers have used the same analogy.
With just about a week before Election Day, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter held a press conference to once again claim that his Republican opponent, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, is backed by the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association for supporting a merger of the Riverhead Police Department with the county police.
But that wasn’t all he had to say. READ
Taking on questions on everything from progress at EPCAL, downtown revitalization and town finances, the three candidates for Town Supervisor made their pitches for your vote at a Riverhead News-Review sponsored debate at Polish Hall Monday night. READ
Local elections in Riverhead have always been a mess of political drama, personal histories, party lines swapped, alliances made and then broken and feuds aired out in the open.
But have we ever had an election so filled with story lines as this year’s town supervisor race?
The Riverhead Republican Committee and its town supervisor candidate, Jodi Giglio, are leading the way in campaign contributions, according to financial disclosure reports filed Oct. 2. READ