2020 Special Election

- Southold Town Council

Greg Doroski was born and raised in Mattituck, where he and his wife Liz are raising their two young daughters. He graduated college with a degree in Philosophy, he helped build and manage a successful brewery business, and is currently the Innovations Director at Greenport Harbor Brewing. Greg serves as a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Southold, the congregation his ancestors, the Youngs, helped found in 1642. In 2019, Greg ran for Supervisor of Southold Town and came within 117 votes (or 1.4%) of winning.  read more »

- 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 »

- Southold Town Council

Brian Mealy is both humbled and excited to be nominated as a Democratic candidate for Southold Town Board. Mealy was twice elected to Mattituck Cutchogue school board and currently serves as a member of the ESBOCES board, the Suffolk County Sheriff Department Citizen’s Advisory, the Southold Rotary and the Southold Justice Review & Reform Task Force. A lifelong resident of Southold Town, Brian was also honored with the 2018 Helen Wright Prince award. A proud staff member at the Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport, Brian was featured on CBS 2 News The Dig for his library work. Brian’s civic experience and local advocacy make him an ideal candidate for office. 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 »

- Southold Highway Superintendent
Daniel Goodwin

My name is Dan Goodwiin and I’m running for Southold Town Highway Superintendent. Being ready for a storm is who I am at my core. A mechanical engineer and emergency response professional, I’ve trained to prepare in advance, vet out solutions for the unknown, and adapt to change. Our community’s recent brush with Hurricane Henri proved a lesson in our need for a future Highway Superintendent ready to be proactive rather than reactive. Like you, I watched the forecast change from a slight chance of rain to a direct hit—a rare Category 1 storm riding the jet stream North, fueled by warmer waters and a rising tide reminiscent of Sandy. As Henri set its sights on us, my family’s properties secured and ready, I set my sights on drafting a plan to prepare and protect the people of Southold for the long term and stepped into action to do the job of Superintendent of Highways. read more »

- Southold Town Trustee
Liz Gilooly

Liz is a small business owner, a sailboat captain and a homeowner in Greenport. She serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the Southold Justice Review & Reform Task Force and comes from a family who has always passionately given back to our community. Liz grew up spending her childhood on (or under) the water of the Bay. These formative childhood experiences led her to a a career sailing professionally all over the world. She has seen firsthand that healthy waterways are integral to vibrant ecosystems, and that clean water is vital to our social and economic wellbeing. She understands the need to weigh environmental initiatives with their potential economic impacts and will support policy that strikes a sensible balance. She believes that through advocating, innovating, and preserving, we can ensure a just future for all residents of Southold Town. Liz is honored to be running as an engaged listener who will bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to the Board. read more »

- Suffolk County Sheriff
Sheriff Errol Toulon

With 30 years of law enforcement experience, I’ve learned that succeeding as Sheriff requires putting politics aside and getting the job done—that’s why I’ve earned the endorsement of the Suffolk County Law Enforcement Coalition. Those 30 years of experience mean I’ve served long enough to see what works and what doesn’t. I spent 25 years working on Rikers Island in roles ranging from correction officer to deputy commissioner. I specialized in training thousands of officers in the latest gang prevention techniques. As your Sheriff, I have, and will continue to, crack down on violent gangs, like MS-13, to keep gang members behind bars and off our streets. read more »

- NYS Senate - 4th SD
Monica Martinez

Monica is a Brentwood High School alumna and a graduate of Binghamton University, having earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and History in 1999. She later attended New York University, obtaining a Masters degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies and her administrative degree from Stony Brook University in 2008. In 2010, Monica was selected to lead the administration of Brentwood’s East Middle School as Assistant Principal where she dedicated much of her time enriching the lives of her students. Monica began her career in government as County Legislator for Suffolk County’s Ninth Legislative District in 2014, where she faithfully served for five years. During her tenure as a Legislator, Monica worked tirelessly to improve the communities she represented. She championed legislation to support women and children rights, funded numerous anti-gang/anti-violence programs and advocated for animal rights. She established the first Suffolk County Child Care Commission and worked to secure a $125k grant for a STEM research program and raised awareness towards toxic illegal dumping that was occurring in Brentwood and Central Islip. Monica’s legislative accomplishments prompted her to seek higher office by running for the New York State Senate.  read more »

- Southold Town Trustee

My name is Elizabeth Peeples and I am running for Southold Town Trustee. From the farm and the seaside to “Farming the Seaside,” my life story has swept me up the East Coast. My mom grew up on a farm in rural South Carolina with the rolling Smoky Mountains in the distance. Two hundred miles East, my dad grew up on the tidal waters and marshes of the Lowcountry in Charleston. Growing up visiting family in these diverse and immersive environments was integral in my upbringing. Fast forward to my adulthood, after years of the fast-paced city life and with plans to start a family of my own, the need for centering led me in search of something familiar. Similar to an oyster, the clean, crisp, brininess beckoned to me from the East End. To trade my city garb and tall buildings for Grundens and a 10-acre oyster farm in Gardiners Bay was a once in a lifetime opportunity - and I jumped in feet first!  read more »

- NYS Assembly - District 1

Fred W. Thiele, Jr. was born on August 26, 1953 and is a lifelong resident of Sag Harbor, New York where he currently lives with his wife NancyLynn. He has three children, (Michael, Jeffrey and Josephine) and three grandchildren. Mr. Thiele is a 1971 graduate of Pierson High School. He attended Cornell University and is a 1976 graduate of Southampton College of Long Island University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science and History. In 1979, he received his law degree from Albany Law School. In 1980, he was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York. read more »