Supervisor Candidate Unopposed in East Hampton

Larry Cantwell
Larry Cantwell

In East Hampton, where there is only one candidate for town supervisor, there is a relatively quiet election.

Democratic nominee Larry Cantwell is running unopposed, after the Republicans failed to field a candidate.

Cantwell was the youngest-ever elected East Hampton bay countable, and he was elected to the town council twice before becoming the administrator of East Hampton Village, a post he held for 31 years.

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee had offered its nomination to Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman, who had previously served as supervisor, but he declined and opted instead to seek re-election to the Legislature. Schneiderman is running for a sixth and final two-year term as a county legislator; he is term-limited to 12 years in that office. Schneiderman, a Montauk resident and member of the Independence Party, faces a challenge from Chris Nuzzi, a Republican Southampton Town councilman from Westhampton Beach.

In addition to the Democratic nomination, Cantwell got the nod from the Independence and Working Families parties.

Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and Job Potter, both of Springs, are running for town council on the Democratic line. The Republican candidates are incumbent Councilman Dominick Stanzione, of Amagansett, and Fred Overton, of Springs, the town clerk and a former town trustee.


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