The Riverhead Town elections in 2015 had the potential of a year of great change. A sitting councilwoman challenged the sitting supervisor — both from the same party — and the supervisor’s former campaign advisor also challenged him, but on a different party. READ
For a Town Board that’s been no stranger to tension and internal discord over the past five years, the results of Tuesday’s election can mean only one thing for sure: Finally, everyone can stop and take a deep breath. READ
Democrat Diane Wilhelm ran unopposed for town clerk. Republican Supervisor Sean Walter retained his seat, though he ran on the Conservative Party line.
But aside from that, Riverhead Republicans swept the local ballot Tuesday night. READ
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 Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter finished first in a three-way horse race, finishing Election Night with an unofficial 436-vote lead over Republican challenger Jodi Giglio. (more…)
The Riverhead News-Review has been reporting live from the town Democratic and Republican committee election night events, as well as Supervisor Sean Walter’s camp at Mazi. READ
Polling places in the Riverhead area will be at the following locations. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. everywhere.
• Election Districts 6 and 9: American Legion Post 273, Hubbard Avenue
• ED 4: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Griffing Avenue
• EDs 8 and 16: George Young Community Center, South Jamesport Avenue, Jamesport
• ED 11: Glenwood Village recreation center, 1661 Route 58
• EDs 12 and 22: John Wesley Village community building, 1 Aldersgate
• EDs 14 and 19: Riley Avenue Elementary School, Calverton
• ED 3: Riverhead Free Library, Court Street
• EDs 2 and 5: Riverhead Fire Department headquarters, Roanoke Avenue
• EDs 7, 13 and 21: Town Senior Center, Shade Tree Lane, Aquebogue
• EDs 18 and 20: Wading River Baptist Church, Wading River Manor Road
• EDs 1, 10, 15 and 17: Wading River Congregational Church community room, North Country Road
In the Flanders and Riverside areas of Southampton Town, polling will take place at the Flanders firehouse for Election Districts 12 and 38 and at Phillips Avenue School in Riverside for Election Districts 19 and 41.
To find your polling place, visit the Suffolk County Board of Elections website.
In addition to races for supervisor, town council and other local posts, a host of other positions are also up for election on the Nov. 3 ballot. READ