Gershon Will Try Again

Perry Gershon

Perry Gershon, who lost to Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in 2018, has announced he will again challenge the three-term incumbent in 2020.

Gershon made his announcement at a gathering of supporters at Painters’ Restaurant in Brookhaven on Saturday, April 6.

“It doesn’t take an outsider to see the old ways, the divisive Lee Zeldin and Donald Trump ways, just aren’t working — not for Long Island families, not for America,” Gershon said in a release that was sent to supporters.

Gershon of East Hampton is a businessman who started one of the first sports bars in New York before going into commercial real estate. He beat out a crowded field of five other candidates to win a Democratic primary in 2018. In the general election, Zeldin held his seat by a 52-48-percent margin.

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