It’s a Republican sweep in Southold

TIM KELLY PHOTO | Bill Ruland, Scott Russell and Jill Doherty celebrate their election victories.

Southold Town Hall in 2012 will look the same as it does now.

The GOP won every seat on the ballot Tuesday with Supervisor Scott Russell the big winner, handily defeating Democratic challenger Bob Meguin by a 3-1 margin, 4,156 to 1,294.

Councilman Bill Ruland also won another four-year term, his second, with Trustees president Jill Doherty capturing the council seat currently held by Vincent Orlando.

Tax Receiver George Sullivan, Justice Rudolph Bruer, Trustees Bob Ghosio and Jim King also cruised to easy victories. Assessor Darline Duffy, running unopposed, rounded out the winning ticket.

“Naturally, I’m quite disappointed at our ability to make some progress on a lot of issues,” Mr. Meguin told Democratic supporters. “It’s very difficult to pierce the Republican Party.”

Said Democratic council candidate Marie Domenici, who with running mate Nicholas Deegan finished out of the running, “I don’t know what else I could have done. This is the will of the people.”

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