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2022 Elections

Federal

US Senate

Charles Schumer

Throughout his career, Charles “Chuck” Schumer has fought to make government work for all Americans by cutting through red tape and finding common-sense solutions to challenges facing the middle- class. Chuck has become known for his tireless work to reduce crime, increase economic opportunity, and expand access to higher education, affordable health care and housing. read more »

US House - (NY-03)

Tom Suozzi, a CPA and attorney, has served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, NY from 1994-2001 and as Nassau County Executive from 2002-2009. Prior to Suozzi taking office, Nassau County was on the brink of bankruptcy and declared the “worst run county in America” by the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Suozzi successfully steered Nassau back from financial collapse and restored it to fiscal stability. In 2005, he was honored as Governing Magazine’s “Public Official of the Year.” read more »

NYS Executive Branch

Governor of NY

Governor Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul is the 57th Governor of New York. As governor, she has brought a fresh and collaborative approach to governing to get results for New Yorkers. Since taking office, Kathy has taken action to make New York a national leader in tackling the COVID crisis by enforcing the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers and calling for universal masking in schools. In addition, as the State’s first female governor, she has reaffirmed abortion rights in New York in the wake of Texas passing strict, anti-abortion laws, so that abortion access is always safe and available in New York. These actions have earned her the endorsement of groups like EMILY’s List, who have recognized her devotion to advancing women’s rights. Kathy has also fought for families trying to make ends meet.In some of her earliest actions as governor, Kathy passed an eviction moratorium, accelerated rental assistance, and released $200 million for food assistance. She is dedicated to keeping businesses afloat and families secure, all while growing New York’s economy as our State comes back stronger than ever before. A lifelong New Yorker, Kathy was born and raised in a blue-collar Irish Catholic family in Buffalo that instilled in her a deep passion for public service. read more »

Lieutenant Governor of NY

Brian Benjamin

Brian Benjamin was born in Harlem to an immigrant mother who had come to this country with hopes for a better future for her son. Brian has always believed in New York City as a place where anybody can achieve their dreams, and after earning a degree in Public Policy from Brown and a Master’s in Business from Harvard, Brian returned to Harlem to start his career. Brian has devoted himself to fighting for causes he believes in, and to applying his financial expertise to better his community. That’s why he led the fight to pass the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold act in the wake of ongoing police violence in minority communities. It’s why he joined a company to develop over one thousand units of affordable housing in New York. And it’s why he is running for Comptroller – to better New Yorkers’ lives by drawing on his unique skillset and life experience. read more »

NYS Attorney General

Tish James

Tish James is currently serving in her second term as the Public Advocate for the City of New York. She is the first woman of color to hold Citywide office in New York City. As Public Advocate, she serves as a watchdog over New York City government agencies, and an advocate and lawyer for the City’s most vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. As Public Advocate, Tish has transformed the office to be a real engine of reform and progress. Her office has handled over 32,000 constituent complaints and passed more legislation than all previous Public Advocates combined, including groundbreaking legislation that bans questions about salary history from the employment process to address the pervasive gender wage gap. read more »

NYS Comptroller

On February 7, 2007, Thomas P. DiNapoli was sworn in as the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. Since taking office, Tom has fought to protect taxpayers -- aggressively identifying government waste, holding public and private institutions accountable, and working to restore the public’s trust in the Comptroller’s office. read more »

NYS Senate

NYS Senate - 5th SD

James Gaughran

Jim Gaughran’s decades of experience as a public official and as an attorney makes him uniquely qualified to take on the special interests in Albany as the next State Senator from the 5th District. At the age of 26, Jim was elected to the Huntington Town Board in 1983, becoming the youngest Councilman in the history of his town. As a member of the Town Board he wrote one of the State's first ethics laws requiring local officials to disclose all sources of outside income and exposing any possible conflicts of interest. He also ended decades of corrupt garbage collection practices by creating municipal solid waste districts, authored numerous zoning and environmental laws to protect environmentally sensitive areas and, as the lone Democrat, became fiscal watchdog over budgetary issues. read more »

NYS Senate - 8th SD

A lifelong resident of Long Island, John E. Brooks has devoted his life to giving back to his community. In November 2016, the people elected him to continue his service in the New York State Senate. For more than 45 years, Senator Brooks has been an active volunteer firefighter with the Seaford, Medford and Lindenhurst Fire Departments, previously serving as Seaford's Chief of Department. In addition to his work for the fire department, Senator Brooks served on the Seaford Board of Education for a total of six years, acting as Vice President from 1997-1999. Prior to Superstorm Sandy, Senator Brooks was the Chairman of the Long Island Hurricane Symposium Programs where he worked hand-in-hand with hurricane experts and the National Weather Services to evaluate risk on Long Island. read more »

NYS Assembly

NYS Assembly - District 1

Assemblyman Thiele has sponsored additional successful initiatives to allow commercial fishermen to replace older vessels with slightly larger ones to compete with out of state fishermen. He was a proponent of the original STAR program to reduce school taxes and, he is a prime sponsor of legislation (“School Taxpayer Protection Act”) that would cap property tax levies at 4% or 120% of the Consumer Price Index. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 4

Assemblyman Steve Englebright's background in science and education brings a unique and useful perspective to the State Legislature. With professional training as a geologist and biologist, Assemblyman Englebright’s skill at translating technical concepts and findings into innovative public policy has enabled him to help shape laws that have practical relevance to our lives and health. For example, Assemblyman Englebright’s Pesticide Use Reporting Act of 1996 is advancing study of the possible link between pesticides and breast and other cancers. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 6

Philip Ramos represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes portions of the hamlets of Brentwood, Baywood, Central Islip, Bay Shore, North Bay Shore, Islip and Islandia. He was elected to a newly created Assembly seat in 2002. Phil Ramos was born in the Bronx. The son of a correction officer and a registered nurse, Phil learned at an early age the value of helping people and being dedicated to your community. His family was one of the first Hispanic families to move to Brentwood in 1957. He has lived in the community for the past 50 years, raising his two children and working tirelessly on behalf of the community. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 10

Steve Stern

Steve Stern is honored to have served as a Suffolk County Legislator, and is proud of his record which includes many innovative “First in the Nation” and “First in New York State” legislative accomplishments. Keeping his promise to the hard-working families who call Long Island home, Steve has held the line on taxes, refused perks, and worked with his colleagues across party lines and across all levels of government to maintain essential services, protect our quality of life and preserve our environment for generations to come. read more »

NYS Assembly - District 11

Kimberly Jean-Pierre the daughter of parents who migrated from Haiti to the United States. After high school, she attended Brooklyn College, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2005. In pursuit of her Master’s Degree she attended Stony Brook University, earning her Master of Science in Public Policy in 2007. Kimberly Jean-Pierre has a passion for working with people and by utilizing her interpersonal skills she has proven she gets things done. read more »

2023 Elections

Suffolk County

Suffolk Legislature (1st LD)

Al Krupski

In addition to serving the residents of Suffolk County in the Legislature since he was first elected in 2013, Al and his wife Mary run Krupski’s Pumpkin Farm, welcoming the sixth generation of family farmers with the birth of three grandchildren over the last few years. Prior to his tenure with the county, Al served on Southold Town Trustees and the Southold Town Board. In his 36 years of public service, Al has established a strong record of environmental protection, and he continues to work across party lines to preserve the East End for future generations. Born and raised on the North Fork, Al received a BS in Plant Science from the University of Delaware, and after graduation, came home and worked on the family farm, eventually, taking it over. Al has a long history of public service, first being elected to the Southold Town Board of Trustees in 1985. He served for 20 years, the last 14 of which as Trustee President. During his tenure as president, he saw that the overdevelopment of Southold’s shoreline had adverse effects on the environment and quality of life, so he successfully spearheaded the effort to rewrite the town’s 30-year-old Wetlands Code, affording the Town better environmental and legal protection. read more »

Suffolk Legislature (2nd LD)

Bridget Fleming

Bridget was first voted into public office when she was elected to the Southampton Town Board in a Special Election in March 2010 and won reelection in 2011 for a four-year term. On the Town Board, Bridget kept good jobs on the East End by sponsoring a law that requires utility companies to remove dangerous and unsightly utility poles. She worked to create and enhance economic opportunities throughout the town, promoting youth training in sustainable building trades and fresh produce retailing. She was a champion for landmark legislation to protect working farms, and real action on much-needed affordable housing development. In 2009, Bridget received Sustainable Long Island’s “Getting it Done Award” for her success in establishing a youth-run farmer’s market in a neighborhood that otherwise had no access to fresh produce. read more »

Suffolk Legislature (5th LD)

Kara Hahn

Most people learn their first civics lesson while sitting in a classroom, but Kara Hahn first remembers serving the public while riding in the back of pickup truck with her dad after Hurricane Gloria ravaged Long Island back in 1985. As a volunteer firefighter, Ron Gerry showed Kara and her brother Kevin and sister Kristin what it means to make a difference in people’s lives. For days, they worked side-by-side with other community members to clear downed trees from the roadways. And, as she drives these same roadways now with her daughters Karina and Hope, Kara continues to be inspired by those early lessons and seeks to instill that same sense of civic responsibility in her children. read more »

Suffolk Legislature (9th LD)

Sam Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez Jr, born in Brooklyn New York, has spent his career as a labor advocate representing workers across New York State. With more than 32 years of experience in the labor movement, Mr. Gonzalez has proven to be an exceptional leader; dedicated to charting a new course for the labor movement in New York City and beyond.  read more »

Suffolk Legislature (15th LD)

Jason Richberg

A native of Long Island, Jason Andrew Richberg currently serves as Suffolk County Legislator for the 15th LD. An advisor to former Suffolk County Legislator and Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory, Richberg began his career in government in in 2010, when he was named Chief of Staff to Legislator Gregory. In 2014, when Gregory was elected Presiding Officer, Jason was appointed Chief Deputy Clerk of the Legislature, serving for one year before being named Clerk of the Legislature. Richberg’s years in government are rich with experience, starting in 2010 when he created Gregory’s Youth Leadership Caucus to mentor young adults from the community who volunteer their time on local service projects. read more »

Suffolk Legislature (17th LD)

Councilman Tom Donnelly is a life long resident of the hamlet of Deer Park. A 1984 Graduate of Deer Park High School Councilman Donnelly holds an Associates Degree from Suffolk County Community college and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Joseph’s College Brooklyn NY. read more »

Babylon

Babylon Town Council

DuWayne Gregory

As the newly appointed Babylon Councilman, DuWayne Gregory has given 26 years of service to his country, county and community. An Army veteran, he has been elected six terms in the Suffolk County Legislature representing the county’s 15th legislative district. In 2011, he was chosen as the Legislature’s Majority Leader and was the first person of color to serve in that role. Just three years later he became the first person of color chosen as Presiding Officer, reelected annually by his colleagues.  read more »

Babylon Town Council

Councilman Terence McSweeney is a lifelong resident of the Town of Babylon. Born and raised in North Babylon, McSweeney graduated North Babylon High School in 1996. He and his family recently moved to Babylon Village, where he now resides with his wife and two young daughters. McSweeney has been an active member of the Babylon community for some time. He has been volunteer fireman in North Babylon since 2000. In addition to this, he also spent time in several different roles, including: President of the Parkdale Civic Association in North Babylon (2013-2016), Treasurer of the North Babylon Chamber of Commerce (2015-2016), Trustee of the Suffolk County Parks Department (2014-2018), Ambassador for the Town of Babylon Beautification Program (2014-2018) and Special Assistant to Supervisor Rich Schaffer (2016-2017). read more »

East Hampton

East Hampton Town Supervisor

Peter Van Scoyoc

I want to do what I can to ensure that future generations will continue to enjoy the beauty and bounty of our surroundings and experience the care and support that our small town community offers. As a business owner, I understand the need to support local business while balancing the needs of the community and environment. read more »

East Hampton Town Council

Cate Rogers

East Hampton Town Council

Kathee believes that the job of a Town Board member is to enable the community to achieve its goals, by getting the facts and building consensus. Since taking office in January 2014, she has strongly encouraged public participation to help fashion policy. read more »

East Hampton Highway Superintendent

I was born and raised in East Hampton and I am the son of Robert and Loretta Lynch. I went to E.H.H.S. and graduated in 1978. I married my wife Regina in 1983 and we raised our 3 boys Stephen, Jimmy and Kyle. We are members of Saint Luke’s Church where my wife has taught Sunday School for over 20 years.  read more »

Huntington

Huntington Town Council

Joan Cergol

Councilwoman Joan Cergol is a lifelong resident of Huntington widely known as a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for the betterment of her hometown and its residents. In addition to her common sense approach and well-developed problem solving skills, Joan brings to the Council seat a wealth of Town knowledge and experience with sixteen years of executive level economic and community development public service to Huntington. Joan’s government service is preceded by 18 years of public and private sector management level positions in public relations and marketing, including her own business.  read more »

2024 Elections

Federal

President of the United States

Joseph R. Biden

"We are in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough and resilient. We choose hope over fear. Science over fiction. Truth over lies. And unity over division. We treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor. We are the United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do." Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. is born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of Catherine Eugenia Finnegan Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr., and the first of four children. When Joe is 10, the Biden family moves to Claymont, Delaware, to look for better work. It becomes the state Joe calls home. Joe enrolls at the University of Delaware, where he double majors in history and political science. He goes on to Syracuse University, where he earns his law degree. At age 29, Joe becomes one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate. Weeks later, tragedy strikes the Biden family when Neilia and Naomi are killed and Hunter and Beau are critically injured in an auto accident. read more »

Vice President of the United States

Kamala Harris

The first Black and Indian American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day. Kamala started fighting for working families in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, where she focused on prosecuting child sexual assault cases. From there, she became the first Black woman elected as San Francisco’s District Attorney. In this position, she started a program to provide first-time drug offenders second chances with the opportunity to earn a high school degree and find a job. read more »

US Senate

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is a proud New York Democrat. She is running a grassroots campaign to fix our economy and improve life for the middle class and working families across New York. Kirsten remains committed to bringing her grassroots campaign to every New Yorker and working tirelessly on behalf of the Empire State. read more »