Huntington Democrats

Barrett, Berland Win Working Families Party Nods


Working Families Party voters chose Keith M. Barrett and incumbent Councilwoman Susan Berland by wide margins to be their nominees for two town board seats in a primary election last Thursday.

Out of 1,356 eligible voters, Barrett, a Melville resident who works in the town’s general services department, received 205 votes, or 47.1 percent, followed by Berland, who received 113 votes, or 30.6 percent. Of the other candidates on the ballot, Charles Marino came closest, with 91 votes, or 21 percent of the turnout. Richard R. Hall received four votes, followed by Valerie Stringfellow, who got two votes.

Barrett and Berland, who will be seeking her fifth term in office, will be going up against incumbent Gene Cook...| read more ››

Susan Berland touts record in bid for a fifth term

Susan Berland

Councilwoman Susan Berland (D) has made the Huntington Town Council her full time job since her inaugural election in 2001. She pledged, when she was first running for election, that she would stop practicing law and dedicate all her time to the board.

“I think the job really deserves that,” she said. “I’m the one who’s in the office, 95 percent of the time, when people come into the office to see a councilmember; I’m the one they get. I do a lot more events than anyone else does because I can and because I want to.”

On Monday, Berland sat down for an interview, at Book Revue in Huntington, to discuss her past achievements on the Huntington Town Board,...| read more ››