Russell to lead GOP ticket in fall

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03/30/2011 10:25 AM |

BETH YOUNG PHOTO | Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell

The town’s Republican Committee will meet next week to pick candidates for the fall elections, and it could be a quick evening.

Absent an unscripted floor fight or two during the April 4 convention, the party need only renominate the GOP incumbents who hold all eight of the seats on the November ballot. Each officeholder is seeking re-election, said Southold GOP chairman Denis Noncarrow.

Running this year are Supervisor Scott Russell, Councilmen Bill Ruland and Vincent Orlando, Judge Rudy Bruer,

Trustees Jimmy King and Bob Ghosio, Assessor Darlene Duffy and Tax Receiver George Sullivan. This is an off-year for Councilman Al Krupski and Highway Superintendent Pete Harris, the town’s only two elected Democrats.

“I think this group is doing a great job, I really do,” Mr. Noncarrow said. “There are a lot of communities that have gotten into trouble with spending, but these guys are working hard at controlling and reducing the size of government.”
Mr. Russell, who until this week had been mum on his political plans, told The Suffolk Times that “after thinking long and hard about it, I’d like to seek another term.”

He said he’d like to continue to work on the town’s comprehensive plan. “We’re about a year to 18 months away from dealing with zoning and land use issues,” the supervisor said.

After 15 years as an assessor, Mr. Russell was first elected supervisor in 2005. With his victory in 2007, he became the first Southold supervisor elected to a four-year term. He won that year with an unprecedented 83 percent of the vote.
“I think we’ve done a good job,” he said. “Priorities have shifted with the economy, but I think we’ve handled them well. We have our economic house in order.”

As for aspirations to higher office, Mr. Russell said he has none.

“I really, really enjoy Southold,” he said. “People keep asking me what my next step is and I don’t envision a next step. I enjoy working with the Town Board. We’ve been operating in a very straightforward, non-partisan manner and the public has been responding to that.”

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  • What happened to objective reporting?

    At the Southold Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 When I asked the Town Board to review the denial of a FOIL request, Scott Russell stated “If you are not happy with the answer then you should proceed to a legal action. Because, the answer is not going to change.”

    Do you consider that to be “operating in a very straightforward, non-partisan manner”?

  • Wake up people! Pure BS!!!

  • Could you be more specific? And not write under the name guest?

  • Considering that Vincent “Vinny” Orlando is under a cloud being scrutinized by the Southold Board of Ethics due to two complaints, it might be proper for him to hold back on his candidacy. Or do circumstances of this magnitude not matter in Southold Town?

  • Since the Democrats control the county legislature, I suppose there are less cushy county appointments available for a retired Republican supervisor. What was that prattle when the voters approved a four year term for Supervisor that one more term would be enough? So we will have the opportunity to elect (or not) for another four years a Supervisor who uses fees and fines to balance his budget and settle his political agendas. As far as Councilman Orlando goes, there is a REAL lightweight whose only goal is self aggrandizement. Councilman Ruland works hard, thinks things through and serves the public better than the rest. If he were leading a ticket the Republicans would have something to offer.

  • They need to investigate Talbot too….

  • Why, pray tell, would anyone want to reelect Scott Russell??? WHAT HAS SCOTT RUSSEL DONE IN HIS SIX YEARS IN OFFICE ??? Given us lower town taxes…NO. Streamlined permits…NO! Cut government waste…NO! Demanded accountability for all departments…. NO! Eliminated the favoritism and special interest influence that has plagued town hall for years….NO!
    There is not one good reason to re-elect Scott Russell supervisor – NOT ONE!

  • well well well. you have come a far cry from the ” ‘tuckers”/hooterville scene(when we last saw one another or was it “legends”) i knew you were going to go far when you stepped your first footstep into mattituck-cutchogue high school(say hi to eric(remember i got you two mixed up all the time)) then the big time —student council. well……..you have come a long way. first town supervisor to be elected for 4yr term. awesome!!!

  • oh i forgot. benja take legal action. thats not only non-partisan its democracy in its purest form(correction-i know it really has been watered down o.k. o.k.) i think scotts reply was very relevant.

  • oh i forgot. benja take legal action. thats not only non-partisan its democracy in its purest form(correction-i know it really has been watered down o.k. o.k.) i think scotts reply was very relevant.

  • i quess you didnt read HIGHLIGHTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2010 AND GOALS 2011 DID YOU? did you have a fight with scott in high school? read the above document and you may feel a little uncomfortable about your above comment plus gain some insight into the dialogue and maybe in the end you would have wished you voted for him . you go scott.

  • a little late but congrats. on 2010 people of the year award. you are blowing me away scott.

  • HERE!!!!!HERE!!!!!!!DID YOU KNOW THAT IN HIS “HEY DAY” CHRIS WAS A MEMBER OF” THE PARTY ANIMALS” in high school. in high school i never remember ANY of the younger talbots having any concern for ethics. why would chris start now?(poetic justice is a BIT..) YOU ARE RIGHT ON g— keep on passing this word. PEACE.

  • I WANT TO ALSO RETRACT THIS ABOVE COMMENT OF MINE(EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND TIME HAS LEAD ME TO ANOTHER CONCLUSION. SCOOT RUSSELL HAS A HIDDEN AGENDA. HE IS GOOD WITH “DOUBLESPEAK”. he WONT let BENJA access to “public” town council video. he IS trying to sell the north fork especially “the hamlet of mattituck” (that still makes me LOL—-DID YOU AND DONIELLE COME UP WITH THAT ONE TOGETHER) and that picture of you in the middle of the road in front of love lane. selling “psueudoville” to hollywood for a “back lot”. the 560 acres(you got a area picked out for a new residency.) citizens that dont share your agenda or infer with it are “BIZARRE” and “INPERTINENT”. IN BACK POCKET OF DONIELLE. (boy you almost had me fooled— “last hope for north fork”—–my bad—-(YOU REALLY ARE GOOD AT “DOUBLESPEAK” scott) YOU ARE PART OF THE DEMISE OF THE NORTH FORK SCOTT RUSSELL!!!!!!!!!!! AND IF I CAN DO anything TO PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING RE-ELECTED IN THE FALL………………………..hey!!!!………….THATS MY SUMMER PROJECT. YOU ARE GOING DOWN!!!!!!!!!! no peace to you.

  • HERE!!!HERE!!!! g— WAKE UP AND SMELL THE”ROTTING POTATOES”

  • thats an odd statement—-how specific is Vrt7…………………………

  • I RETRACT MY ABOVE COMMENT-you are a SHEEP IN WOLFS CLOTHING scott—nothing more.

  • I RETRACT MY ABOVE COMMENT-you are a SHEEP IN WOLFS CLOTHING scott—nothing more.

  • I RETRACT MY ABOVE COMMENT-you are a SHEEP IN WOLFS CLOTHING scott—nothing more.

  • I RETRACT MY ABOVE COMMENT…..you havent come a long way…….. i realize now that you really just as “pseudo” pompous as you were in high school you just wear “big” boy pants now!!!

  • I RETRACT MY ABOVE COMMENT…..you havent come a long way…….. i realize now that you really just as “pseudo” pompous as you were in high school you just wear “big” boy pants now!!!

  • I RETRACT MY ABOVE COMMENT…..you havent come a long way…….. i realize now that you really just as “pseudo” pompous as you were in high school you just wear “big” boy pants now!!!

  • relevant…………….BUT reeks of “DOUBLESPEAK”

  • counteract 1984 with 1776 —alex jones. infrowars.com PEACE.