Articles Tagged ‘Linda Kabot’
With Election Day just seven weeks away away, Linda Kabot, the former Southampton Town Supervisor who lost re-election in 2009 following a drunken-driving arrest, announced…
While Nassau County has been buzzing about the upset victory of the newly crowned County Executive-elect Ed Mangano over incumbent Tom Suozzi, Suffolk’s political waters…
Suffolk Democrats may have lost a seat in the county Legislature but maintained their edge on Election Day despite losses elsewhere.
Legis. Brian Beedenbender (D-Centereach) was down 243 votes to Republican challenger Thomas Muratore of Ronkonkoma by the preliminary count, although the results are still yet to be finalized. Riverhead Supervisor Phil Cardinale, a Democrat, was unseated by Republican Sean Walter by a similarly slim margin while Republican Bill Wilkinson beat Democrat Ben Zwirn for the recently vacated Easthampton Town Supervisor seat.
The usual party atmosphere and extended stage presence was missing at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Hauppauge on Election Night, as party leaders skipped the long thank you speeches for unopposed candidates like Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, while party loyalists lamented their losses.
Things are pretty hot on the East End. That is not a reference to cool parties and posh nightclubs. Rather, 2009 has been a dismal year for politicians in the Hamptons. Already embattled and losing support within the GOP, Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot did herself no favors when she was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Sept. 7 in Westhampton Village. The mudslinging has been fierce and Kabot has tried to expedite the case, to no avail. She will run while facing the charges. Not a good position to be in. Even if she wins, the war will continue.